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What's new

18 June 2021

Data for the March quarter is now available

09 June 2021

Expressions of interest are invited for the position of Children’s Commissioner

07 June 2021

Each year $750,000 is made available for policy-relevant research using Growing Up in New Zealand data.

03 June 2021

This report uses Stats NZ survey data to describe day-to-day life for children living in households defined as poor by the measures used in the Child Poverty Reduction Act 2018, and provides international comparisons as to how New Zealand children are faring.

28 May 2021

The latest statistics on Student Loan, Student Allowance, and other support available is now available.

28 May 2021

New weekly data for the week ending 21 May 2021 is now available.

20 May 2021

Demand for MSD services has increased because of COVID-19. Budget 2021 lifts benefit rates and enables MSD to support more people though the impacts of COVID-19 and back into work.

20 May 2021

The Treasury’s Budget Economic and Fiscal Update (BEFU) is released annually on Budget Day includes benefit number forecasts as part of the fiscal forecasts.

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