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24 October 2019

Demand for our services has increased over the past year and we are providing direct financial support to one in four New Zealanders. Our latest Annual Report shows that as at 30 June 2019 we were providing support to 1.25 million people – including working-age people, whānau, families, students and seniors.

29 August 2019

New Zealand's first Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy is about improving the wellbeing of all children and young people, with a particular focus on those experiencing poverty and those with greater needs.

28 August 2019

We’re working to improve services for our Pacific families and communities. We would like to get your thoughts on a new Pacific strategy and action plan. Please help us by completing our survey.

26 August 2019

Te Pae Tawhiti – Our Future, signals the organisational shifts we are making to achieve better outcomes for all New Zealanders.

14 August 2019

The June 2019 Social Housing and Transfer Register data is now available.

1 August 2019

Work-ready job seekers are joining in the clean-up effort at the Fox Landfill slip following the activation of emergency response funding.