We help New Zealanders to help themselves to be safe, strong and independent.

We’re working towards this through providing:

  • care and protection of vulnerable children and young people
  • employment, income support and superannuation services
  • funding to community service providers
  • social policy and advice to government
  • student allowances and loans
  • social housing assessments.

What's new

01 September 2014

All MSD sites in Ashburton, Timaru and Christchurch are closed following a shooting at our Work and Income office today. If you need urgent assistance, please call 0800 558 009.

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