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

We’re working towards this through providing:

  • employment, income support and superannuation services
  • funding to community service providers
  • policy and advice to government
  • student allowances and loans
  • social housing assistance.


What's new

20 April 2017

Social Housing Minister Amy Adams released the new Social Housing Quarterly Report for the March 2017 quarter, which shows that wait times are down and more people are being helped into a warm, safe place to stay.

20 April 2017

The Social Housing Quarterly Report provides key facts and data on social housing.

20 April 2017

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.

12 April 2017

MSD and the Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki, have commissioned a review to find out more about issues with collecting individual client level data.

05 April 2017

Minister announces new IT solution for collecting client data

13 March 2017

Tenders are open for the reconfigured Elder Abuse and Neglect Response Service. Please register interest at GETS.

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