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Sites open and closed due to earthquake activity

23 November 2016.

Following the earthquakes on 14 November and onwards, the following MSD sites remain closed until further notice.

  • 148 High Street, Lower Hutt
  • Kaikoura

We are currently working on solutions for impacted sites, but have no current ETA for opening. We need to be sure our buildings are fully safe before we re-open them.

Services available

If you have been affected by the earthquakes, we hope you are safe. Even if your local MSD office is closed you can still get a range of help through MyMSD:

If you need urgent assistance from Child, Youth and Family, ring 0508 326 459. For Work and Income call 0800 559 009.


Remember you can keep in touch with us, apply for your 2017 support and check the progress of your application with MyStudyLink:

The StudyLink 0800 number is working if you do need to talk to us but the service has been affected by recent events, so do please be patient and we’ll get to your call as quickly as possible.

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