We help New Zealanders 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
  • public housing assistance.

What's new

26 September 2018

The Government is making more public housing tenants exempt from tenancy reviews, the Minister of Housing and Urban Development Phil Twyford has announced.

24 September 2018

The Minister for Social Development is seeking expressions of interest from registered social workers who would like to be considered for appointment as a member of the Social Workers Registration Board.

17 September 2018

Applications are open for people to join the MSD Pacific governance steering and reference groups to help us improve the equity of outcomes for Pacific people.

13 September 2018

Read the Minister’s media release regarding new research into what happens to people who come off a benefit (Beehive website)

12 September 2018

This research looks at what happened to people who left the benefit system, and whether/how their outcomes change over time.

12 September 2018

We want people to feel welcome and have a positive experience every time they come to us for help. We’ve been working with our clients, staff and community groups to hear what’s important to them, and we’re making some changes to how we do things.

30 August 2018

An evaluation of the Limited Service Volunteer (LSV) programme's effectiveness, in the years 2014-2015.

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