COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

All of New Zealand is currently at Alert Level 1. We'll continue to help over the phone and online where we can. Our service centres are open and if we need to meet with you in person, we'll make an appointment with you.

Information is available for people affected by COVID-19, including individuals, employers and community providers.

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What's new

27 November 2020

New weekly data is now available.

11 November 2020

Support and assistance is available from Work and Income if you've been affected by the November 2020 floods in Napier.

10 November 2020

Growing Up in NZ has released a report about the lives of kiwi kids at the age of eight, based on data from their longitudinal study.

15 October 2020

The Benefit Fact Sheets provide a high-level view of trends and are broken down by different benefits, gender, age groups and payment types.

07 October 2020

The latest Children and Families Research Fund research explores factors that can contribute to positive self-control in pre-schoolers.

22 September 2020

The Government has announced there will be changes to who can get the Leave Support Scheme and the length of payments from midday on 28 September 2020.

18 September 2020

Tender now open for providers of new Creative Careers service. We need providers of this new pilot service in Auckland, Waikato and Nelson.

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