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

MSD has established a new grant fund – Ka Hao Tangata - to support smaller community-based organisations to provide services to a specified group of individuals to improve their work-readiness and future employment potential.

The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) and Northland Chamber of Commerce are delighted to announce the introduction of a new award in this year’s Westpac Northland Business Excellence Awards.

03 August 2018

The Ministry of Social Development provided research funding for the completion of a number of research reports focusing on family violence and Pacific communities.

02 August 2018

The Social Housing Register, Housing Quarterly report and Housing Regional Factsheets have been released today on the MSD statistics section.

01 August 2018

Today we’ve published the Statement of Intent 2018-2022, which sets out why we’re here, what we do and where we’re headed.

01 August 2018

Go to the Education website to find out about the honour given to the programme to deliver fees-free tertiary education, run by Education, MSD, Tertiary Education Commission, and Inland Revenue.

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