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

05 December 2019

The Government today launched Mahi Aroha – Carers’ Strategy Action Plan 2019–2023 to improve the wellbeing of the one in 10 New Zealanders who care for a loved one with a disability, health condition, illness or injury.

03 December 2019

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

Cabinet agreed the introduction of a Bill to put the ‘New Zealand Superannuation and Veteran’s Pension: Modernisation and Simplification’ package into effect.

25 November 2019

The Draft Disability Employment Action Plan is open now for consultation on the goals, objectives and action areas.

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

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