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25 November 2022

The Ministry of Social Development is gearing up to help provide a pipeline of labour for major infrastructure projects across the Hutt Valley, estimated to be valued at $2.7 billion - over the next 10 years.

16 November 2022

The Government wants New Zealand to move to a low emissions future. This is part of their action to address climate change. The Government is asking New Zealanders how this move can be fair for everyone.

5 October 2022

In Aotearoa New Zealand one in three people will experience physical and/or sexual violence from an intimate partner in their lifetime. While family violence help is available, not everyone knows how to access it.

12 September 2022

Preparing all young people for satisfying and rewarding working lives is an important issue to explore. We are seeking your views on possible future directions for system-level changes. You can provide your views through a short survey.