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

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.

26 September 2019

Getting into work is a goal for many people who are coping with mental health issues. Individual Placement and Support (IPS) is an integrated approach to employment and mental health support that has been effective internationally.

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.

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