We help New Zealanders to be safe, strong and independent.

We’re working towards this through providing:

  • employment, income support and superannuation services
  • funding to community service providers
  • policy and advice to government
  • student allowances and loans
  • public housing assistance.

What's new

13 January 2020

Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier is looking into how the Official Information Act operates across 12 government departments. As part of the investigation the Ombudsman has invited the public to take part in a survey.  The public survey will remain open until 24 January 2020.

19 December 2019

The Student Support update contains an A3 dashboard and a high-level overview of key information and trends on student statistics.

17 December 2019

The Crown has adopted a new strategy for resolving historical claims arising from abuse in state care that better reflects its principled response to the Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry.

12 December 2019

"What is known about effective recovery services for men who have been sexually abused?" brings together evidence on what works to support adult male survivors of sexual abuse.

05 December 2019

The Government today launched Mahi Aroha – Carers’ Strategy Action Plan 2019–2023 to improve the wellbeing of the one in 10 New Zealanders who care for a loved one with a disability, health condition, illness or injury.

03 December 2019

Find out what we’re working on with our partners and stakeholders to help our Kiwi families and communities to thrive.

Cabinet agreed the introduction of a Bill to put the ‘New Zealand Superannuation and Veteran’s Pension: Modernisation and Simplification’ package into effect.

25 November 2019

The Draft Disability Employment Action Plan is open now for consultation on the goals, objectives and action areas.

20 November 2019

Research about factors in the early learning environment that promote early learning outcomes in Aotearoa / New Zealand has been released.

20 November 2019

The first Family Package monitoring report has been released.

15 November 2019

KickStart Breakfast, MSD’s partnership with Fonterra and Sanitarium, has served more than 30 million breakfasts since 2009.

07 November 2019

This release updates last year’s reports with 2017-2018 data.

05 November 2019

Social Housing Register statistics for the September 2019 quarter available

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