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Careers And Training Galore At Northland Job Explore Expo

Tuesday, 13 February 2024, 12:04 pm | Ministry of Social Development

An employment, education and training roadshow is taking place in Northland at the end of February. The Job Explore Expo will showcase local career and training opportunities and host over 40 stalls from across industry and community including NZ Defence, ... More >>

Hundreds Of Jobs On Offer With Kerikeri Seasonal Hiring Days

Thursday, 18 January 2024, 10:04 am | Ministry of Social Development

Over 300 jobs are being offered at a series of February hiring days as this year’s Kiwifruit season takes off in Taitokerau. Northland horticulture employers Seeka and Kainui Pack & Cool are collaborating with Ministry of Social Development ... More >>

Accountant Gets Home Detention For Wage Subsidy Fraud

Thursday, 21 December 2023, 11:18 am | Ministry of Social Development

An Auckland accountant made 12 fraudulent applications on behalf of several companies in an attempt to defraud the COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme of more than $68,000. Brett William Knock appeared for sentencing in the Auckland District Court on 19 December ... More >>

Forged Driver Licence Used To Obtain Wage Subsidy

Thursday, 14 December 2023, 9:43 am | Ministry of Social Development

A man who used a doctored driver licence and 24 different identities to defraud the COVID-19 Wage Subsidy and Leave Support schemes has been jailed for more than two years. Casey John Burtt Smith, 29, was sentenced in the Manukau District Court ... More >>

Thousands Of Construction Workers Needed - The Hub Can Help

Wednesday, 11 October 2023, 3:03 pm | Ministry of Social Development

A Lower Hutt Jobs and Skills Hub has now opened to the public at 9 Kings Crescent. Anyone looking for employment is invited to visit. Up to thirty thousand additional construction and infrastructure workers are needed in the Wellington region, for ... More >>

Fake Company Lands Wage Subsidy Fraudster In Jail

Tuesday, 3 October 2023, 10:42 am | Ministry of Social Development

A man has been sent to jail for more than two years after he created a company to defraud taxpayers of more than $120,000 through the COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme. Uatesoni Filimoehala, 40, also known as Watson Filimoehala, appeared for sentencing ... More >>

Home Detention Sentence For Wage Subsidy Fraud

Tuesday, 3 October 2023, 10:32 am | Ministry of Social Development

A Katikati woman has been sentenced to seven months' home detention after admitting five charges of dishonest use of a document in connection with the COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme. Emma Martinson, 34, was sentenced in the Tauranga District Court ... More >>

Dishonest Wage Subsidy Application Leads To Community Detention

Monday, 4 September 2023, 10:18 am | Ministry of Social Development

A woman has been sentenced to three months’ community detention for fraudulently claiming about $7000 in COVID-19 wage subsidies. Yasmin Rose Patten appeared for sentencing in the Tauranga District Court on 29 August 2023 having admitted one charge ... More >>

Fake Employees Used In Wage Subsidy Fraud

Thursday, 31 August 2023, 11:07 am | Ministry of Social Development

Two people have been sentenced for a wage subsidy fraud that involved listing fake employees on the application forms. Abbey Raroa and Te Rangihaeta Te Rito Athrenos-Wise both appeared in the Auckland District Court on 14 August 2023 for sentencing on ... More >>

Jail For Almost $200,000 Wage Subsidy Fraud

Thursday, 31 August 2023, 11:02 am | Ministry of Social Development

A man has been sentenced to 20.5 months in prison for defrauding taxpayers to the tune of almost $200,000 in COVID-19 wage subsidies. Nathan Peter Irvie Downey appeared for sentencing in the Manukau District Court on 25 August 2023 having admitted 13 ... More >>

MSD Welcomes ASA Decision On Misleading Wage Subsidy Advertisements

Friday, 28 July 2023, 7:06 pm | Ministry of Social Development

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. The Complaints ... More >>

NZ Fashion Week Offers Tailormade Work Experience For MSD Clients

Thursday, 29 June 2023, 2:31 pm | Ministry of Social Development

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. Fashion week showcases local designers and models strutting Aotearoa’s latest styles down ... More >>

Solo Mum’s Automotive Career Off To A Revving Start

Monday, 3 April 2023, 9:28 am | Ministry of Social Development

Solo mum of two, Sarah Hubbard, has kicked her career into top gear with support from her new employer and MSD’s Mana in Mahi initiative. Previously a business owner hit hard by the pandemic, Sarah said she was thrilled to learn of the career ... More >>

Online Civil Defence Payments

Sunday, 19 February 2023, 2:25 pm | Ministry of Social Development

People based in East Coast or Hawke's Bay who have been impacted by Cyclone Gabrielle can now apply online for a Civil Defence payment for help with food, bedding, clothing, or temporary accommodation. Applications can be submitted through the Work and Income ... More >>

How To Get A Job In New Plymouth

Friday, 17 February 2023, 4:07 pm | Ministry of Social Development

  Employers keen for staff and jobseekers keen for work will be matched at a rapid recruitment expo in New Plymouth on 22 February. Fifteen local employers will interview applicants through a ‘speed date’ format. The jobs on offer cover ... More >>

We’re Doing Work To Improve Our Ohakune Service Centre

Monday, 13 February 2023, 4:27 pm | Ministry of Social Development

The Ohakune Work and Income Service Centre is being upgraded to provide a better experience for people who visit. To ensure the work is completed on time, the centre will be closed from Monday, February 20 to Tuesday, March 7 at midday. Gloria Campbell ... More >>

Nominations Sought For 2023 Taitokerau Māori Business Awards

Friday, 3 February 2023, 2:33 pm | Ministry of Social Development

Nominations are now open for the 2023 Rangatahi Development Award – one of eight categories in the Te Hiringa Taitokerau Māori Business Awards. The black-tie awards evening will be on 3rd March 2023 at Mckay Stadium, Whangārei. Nominations close ... More >>

Funding Boost For Age Friendly Projects Supporting Seniors

Wednesday, 1 February 2023, 10:45 am | Ministry of Social Development

Engaging seniors and young people through workshops, creating a series of kaupapa Māori events for kaumātua and kuia, and delivering retirement workshops are among the latest projects funded by the Age friendly fund. Office for Seniors Director, ... More >>

Driving Change: New Training Courses To Get Northlanders Road-ready

Thursday, 26 January 2023, 2:13 pm | Ministry of Social Development

Rural Northlanders will soon be able to benefit from new initiatives that will help those in isolated communities learn to drive and pass their license test. Ministry of Social Development (MSD) has joined with the Ngātiwai Trust Board, Te Iwi o Te ... More >>

Skip The Student Loan Stress - Applying Early Is Best

Monday, 5 December 2022, 11:54 am | Ministry of Social Development

StudyLink is urging students to complete their loan and allowance applications now, to be in the best position to have their finances sorted in time. StudyLink wants students to apply by December 16th. This allows enough time for all the steps in ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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