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News and Media

All news from across the Ministry of Social Development.

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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.

18 July 2019

The June 2019 benefit fact sheets provide a high-level view of trends in benefit receipt.

10 July 2019

The Oranga Tamariki Act has been updated to improve how personal information is shared for the wellbeing and safety of tamariki.