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Our operating context - Annual Report 2019/20

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Manaaki tangata, Manaaki whānau – the Ministry of Social Development helps New Zealanders to be safe, strong and independent

We promote social and community development by helping to build successful individuals, whānau and communities. We work to contribute positively to the wellbeing of people today and into the future.

The te reo Māori version of our purpose statement is a figurative translation. It means caring for people and caring for whānau and families.