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18 September 2023

The Pacific Employment Action Plan Fund for programmes to help build prosperous Pacific communities, is now open for expressions of interest.

31 July 2023

Two financial support schemes for businesses, orchards, and farms impacted by the North Island weather events (NIWE) are now live for applicants.

28 July 2023

The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) has welcomed the Advertising Standards Authority’s decision to partially uphold its complaint over misleading advertisements about the COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme across multiple platforms.

17 July 2023

Attributed to George Van Ooyen, MSD’s Group General Manager – Client Service Support:

3 July 2023

Work and Income are looking for 80 clients who want to be a part of the glitz and glamour of New Zealand Fashion Week, and gain some valuable work experience.