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News and Media

All news from across the Ministry of Social Development.

Novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

Information for people affected by COVID-19, including individuals and employers.

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For recent responses under the Official Information Act, see our OIA pages.

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10 August 2020

MSD is coordinating a new service to help New Zealanders connect to the wide range of supports and advice available through government agencies to help workers and businesses deal with the impact of COVID-19.

7 August 2020

Each year $750,000 is made available for policy-relevant research using Growing Up in New Zealand data

25 May 2020

MSD has received new funding across a range of initiatives as part of Budget 2020 and the COVID-19 Response Package.

25 May 2020

The Government has announced new support for people who’ve lost their jobs because of the impacts of COVID-19.

14 May 2020

You may have received an email asking you to complete an online survey telling us about the effect of COVID-19 on your business and how effective the Wage Subsidy has been for you.