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

14 August 2017

The Government has announced details of the $100 million social investment fund for mental health, which includes two housing initiatives.

28 July 2017

The Government’s $2 billion per year Family Incomes Package will make changes to tax thresholds, Working for Families and the Accommodation Supplement on 1 April 2018.

25 July 2017

This edition updates last year’s report through to June 2016.

The Government has this week approved $55.8 million of funding over five years to deliver pay equity and more training for approximately 1,678 vocational and disability support workers contracted by the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) and the Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki (MVCOT).

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