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MSD extends contact centre hours due to Christchurch tragedy

16 March 2019.

The Ministry of Social Development has extended its contact centre hours today, Saturday 16 March, from 8am to 8pm to provide support for people dealing with the tragic events in Christchurch.

"We are working with people to see how we can help with their immediate needs and with one off payments such as food grants, medical fees and prescriptions. We may also be able to help with on-going needs. Please contact us if you need help," says Liz Jones, Acting Deputy Chief Executive, Service Delivery.

The MSD contact centre phone number is 0800 559 009.

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