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14 November 2023

From 20 November, new clients applying for ongoing financial support through MyMSD can choose to verify their identity online, using Identity Check.

11 October 2023

A Lower Hutt Jobs and Skills Hub has now opened to the public at 9 Kings Crescent. Anyone looking for employment is invited to visit.

29 September 2023

A man has been sent to jail for more than two years after he created a company to defraud taxpayers of more than $120,000 through the COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme. 

27 September 2023

A Katikati woman has been sentenced to seven months' home detention after admitting five charges of dishonest use of a document in connection with the COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme.

18 September 2023

The Pacific Employment Action Plan Fund for programmes to help build prosperous Pacific communities, is now open for expressions of interest.

29 August 2023

A woman has been sentenced to three months’ community detention for fraudulently claiming about $7000 in COVID-19 wage subsidies.