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

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

24 October 2019

Find out about the support we’re providing to 1.25 million New Zealanders and our new strategic direction – Te Pae Tawhiti.

17 October 2019

The September 2019 benefit fact sheets provide a high-level view of trends in benefit receipt.

10 October 2019

This evaluation covers the first six months of the Supporting Offenders into Employ

01 October 2019

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

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