Latest Social Development and Employment News

Care in Community pivots as NZ returns to greater normality
Over $6,000 per person for an online meeting
Government’s Wage Subsidies support people in nearly half of NZ jobs
Budget 2022 supports 38,000 apprentices to accelerate recovery
Driver licencing support another broken promise
Budget 2022: Government clears road for 64,000 people to get driver licenses
Government’s Winter Energy Payment kicks in for over 1 million Kiwis
New Government plan helps support older workers
Government supports more people off benefit
Enhanced Task Force Green Approved for Tairāwhiti and Wairoa regions
Government delivers income increases for over 1.4 million New Zealanders
More fulfilling jobs for our Ethnic Communities
New programme launched to attract Pacific youth into horticulture careers
Government paves pathway for Pacific prosperity
Enhanced Task Force Green Approved for Buller and Southern Tasman Districts
Govt announces new partnership to boost local employment for major transport projects
Horticultural programme to provide new opportunities for Ngāti Hauā
Government Provides Stability for Whānau Self Isolating
Government acts to support more Māori into mahi
Government Further Extends Hardship Assistance for Low Income Workers
Low unemployment masks dependency crisis
Unemployment falls to lowest level on record
Government’s Family Package continues to deliver for New Zealanders
Quarterly benefit numbers show highest number of exits into work
Kids living in poverty cannot wait any longer for change
Government delivers reactivation package as Aucklanders reconnect for summer
Additional support for people isolating at home
Oranga Tamariki Oversight Bill introduced
Incomes lifted for 346,000 families
Unemployment falls to record low
Labour turns back to senior citizens’ struggle
Where is plan to end welfare dependency crisis?
Quarterly benefit numbers show more people in work
Additional Funding for Foodbanks and Social Agencies
Government must come clean on women’s border crossing debacle
Benefit dependency crisis emerging
Ineffective Subsequent Child Policy Sanction Removed
Government failing vulnerable Kiwis in emergency housing
Border rules need common sense
Time for Govt to front on wage subsidy failures
Government increases support for New Zealanders to work in seasonal jobs
Emergency benefit to help temporary visa holders