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

02 September 2019

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

29 August 2019

Prime Minister launches New Zealand's first Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy to improving the wellbeing of all children and young people, with a particular focus on those experiencing poverty and those with greater needs.

28 August 2019

We’re working to improve services for our Pacific families and communities. We would like to get your thoughts on a new Pacific strategy and action plan. Please help us by completing our survey.

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.

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