Latest Social Development and Employment News

MSD figures show Govt determined to punish beneficiaries
Benefit stats highlight need for welfare reset
Emergency support for East Coast flooding
More support for drought-affected communities
Job seekers to report on progress after six months from today
More help for homeowners impacted by severe weather
Government shows allergy to evidence in benefits crackdown
Getting new job seekers on the pathway to work
Stronger oversight for our most vulnerable children
New Unemployment Figures Paint Bleak Picture
Government focused on getting people into work
Cost of living support for over 1.4 million Kiwis
Government to consider accommodation solution
Help for homeowners impacted by severe weather
Positive progress for social worker workforce
First steps taken to end emergency housing
Greater support for social workers
Government begins reset of welfare system
Benefit sanctions will punish people who need support
National Govt will make more people poorer
Greater focus on getting people into work
Income support for unemployed must be urgently increased
Benefit numbers show scale of repair job ahead
Financial support for more displaced homeowners
Govt action provides extra income to 39,000 sole parents
Major milestone with 20,000 employers using Apprenticeship Boost
Jobseeker numbers up – again
176,000 Kiwis on Jobseeker benefits – and rising
60,000 apprentices earning and learning
Government provides support and certainty to displaced homeowners
Recovery plan launched to future-proof weather impacted regions
Incomes have grown significantly for people on Main Benefit, report shows
Food banks to get Government top-up
High tech centre to deliver for disability sector
Peke Waihanga chair reappointed
New law passes on child support to sole parents
Govt turns sod on new Jobs and Skills Hub for Hawke’s Bay
Cyclone recovery package builds protection for the future
Budget 2023 builds on progress to eliminate violence
Government moves to support social workers workforce
More Kiwis in work as rising wages outpace inflation
Winter Energy Payment to help over a million people during the colder months
Govt rolls out new programmes to support young people to get into jobs and away from crime
Government Action on Youth Crime making a difference
Over a quarter of New Zealanders to get cost of living relief from tomorrow
Thousands of sole parents to be better off after child support changes
Labour spinning shameful benefit numbers
World-leading family harm prevention campaign supports young NZers