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27 August 2015
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29 July 2015

Improving the focus on supporting vulnerable New Zealanders’ individual needs has led to more people getting access to social housing, Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett says.

17 July 2015

The latest quarterly benefit fact sheets are now available. These provide a range of information about the number of working-age people receiving main benefits in New Zealand.

16 July 2015

This information is provided in response to the State Services Commissioner's introduction of a disclosure regime for chief executive expenses, gifts and hospitality.

8 July 2015

Latest updates on the Better Public Services (BPS) results are now available.

2 July 2015

It’s not OK have released a new package of resources to help hairdressers and beauticians respond to clients affected by violence at home.

29 June 2015

This initiative aims to reduce pressure on the social housing register and on social and emergency housing in areas of high housing demand.

21 June 2015

Information about financial and other assistance you may qualify for if affected by the June 2015 flooding (Work and Income website).

18 June 2015

The Government is inviting potential market participants to participate in a market feedback and information process for the transfer of Housing NZ properties to community housing providers.

16 June 2015

The Ministry has today released a closed Request for Proposal (RFP) for around 300 additional social housing tenancies in Auckland.

4 June 2015

The ‘Measuring and monitoring material hardship for NZ children’ report provides detail of the MSD research and analysis that contributed to the policy development process for the Child Hardship package in Budget 2015.

4 June 2015

The strategy provides clarity about the priorities for funding of social services for vulnerable New Zealanders for the next three years. It also explains how the Ministry of Social Development will manage this investment in communities.

3 June 2015

More comprehensive information around current demand for social housing, using data in the social housing register is now available for housing providers.