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COVID-19: Our service centres remain closed at Alert Levels 3 and 4. They are open at Alert Levels 2 and 1 with public health guidelines in place. Support is also available by phone and through MyMSD. See our COVID-19 information pages.

COVID-19 Wage Subsidy August 2021: Learn more on the Work and Income website

Social cohesion for everyone in New Zealand

25 June 2021

The Government has launched a significant work programme aimed at strengthening social cohesion in New Zealand and building a safer, more inclusive society.

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13 October 2021

Consultation on the Former Refugees, Recent Migrants and Ethnic Communities Employment Action Plan.

01 October 2021

New weekly data for the week ending 24 September 2021 is now available.

13 September 2021

New monthly data for August 2021 is now available.

26 August 2021

Every five years New Zealand reports to the United Nations about what we’re doing to make sure children’s rights are met. We’re now seeking feedback from the public on our draft report about how NZ has implemented the Children’s Convention. Consultation closes 31 August.

03 September 2021

Applications for the second COVID-19 Wage Subsidy August 2021, known as Wage Subsidy August 2021 #2, are now open. 

23 July 2021

New monthly data for June 2021 is now available.

23 July 2021

Benefit Fact Sheets for the June 2021 quarter is now available.

05 July 2021

We’re seeking your views to help build knowledge and insights on young people who may be at risk of long-term limited employment.

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