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19 April 2016

This data hui is the third in the series convened by Statistics New Zealand, Treasury, and the Ministry of Social Development.

12 April 2016

The Minister is seeking expressions of interest to consider an appointment as a member of the Superu Board. Applications close 5.00pm Friday 22 April 2016.

11 April 2016

The Ministry is now consulting on the new information sharing agreement for the Youth Service.

7 April 2016

The Government has announced major state care reforms and a complete overhaul of Child, Youth and Family to improve the long-term life outcomes for our most vulnerable population.

7 April 2016

The Government has announced major state care reforms and a complete overhaul of Child, Youth and Family to improve the long-term life outcomes for our most vulnerable population.

7 April 2016

MSD Chief Executive Brendan Boyle welcomed the release of the Final Report of the Expert Panel - Investing in New Zealand’s Children and Their Families.

1 April 2016

From 1 April 2016 benefit rates for families with dependent children are increasing by $25 a week after tax. As well, additional Childcare Assistance is available to help parents work or take up education and training. Read more on the Work and Income website.

17 March 2016

The Government is pleased to announce that following the close of Expressions of Interest four respondents have been invited to participate in the Request for Proposal stage for the transfer of approximately 1124 Tauranga and 348 Invercargill Housing New Zealand Corporation (HNZ) properties and tenancies to registered community housing providers.

8 March 2016

Ministry of Social Development Deputy Chief Executive Service Delivery Ruth Bound says people can expect delays in frontline services over the next few days.

7 March 2016

Murray Edridge, DCE Ministry of Social Development has today announced the appointment of Robyn Scott to the position of Director, Ministry of Youth Development.

2 March 2016

More emergency housing will be provided in Auckland through a new short-term housing response for vulnerable families and individuals.

1 March 2016

New research on adult gang members and their children’s contact with Ministry of Social Development service lines.

18 February 2016

A new evaluation of Family Start is now available in the Publications section.

15 February 2016

People needing counselling support in the wake of the latest earthquake in Christchurch will be able to get it. We will be regularly reviewing the demand for counselling to ensure funding is there when people need it.

12 February 2016

The September 2015 Better Public Services (BPS) results are now available.

10 February 2016

Statement by Ministry of Social Development Associate Deputy Chief Executive Carl Crafar:

5 February 2016

Ministry of Social Development Associate Deputy Chief Executive Carl Crafar says incorrect information on a client’s online Work and Income account was human error and not an IT issue with the RealMe log-in.