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All news from across the Ministry of Social Development.

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15 September 2017

Following information regarding Mr Winston Peters' Superannuation payments entering the public arena, the Ministry launched an investigation to assess whether there was any indication that a Ministry employee may have been the source of the information.

2 August 2017

MSD says the investigation into the contractual arrangement in place with Pacific Media Network, relating to the delivery of the Pasefika Proud anti-violence initiative, has highlighted a range of issues that it will need to learn from.

24 July 2017

Union members have now ratified a landmark agreement that will deliver significant pay increases and more training for about 1678 vocational and disability care and support workers.

21 July 2017

The Social Housing Quarterly Report provides a fuller picture of the progress we’re making to bring on additional supply, and how we support people with their housing and accommodation.

11 July 2017

The Government has this week approved $55.8 million of funding over five years to deliver pay equity and more training for approximately 1,678 vocational and disability support workers contracted by the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) and the Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki (MVCOT).

30 June 2017

The Minister for Seniors, Maggie Barry, says a new elder abuse intervention service which starts 1 July 2017 help keep older New Zealanders safe.