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

26 August 2019

Read about our strategy for working with Māori to achieve better outcomes for Māori.

14 August 2019

The June 2019 Social Housing and Transfer Register data is now available.

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.

28 June 2019

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

28 June 2019

MSD regularly evaluates service effectiveness; this report looks at intensive case management services from October 2012 to July 2017.

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