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Superannuitants In Australia Can Apply To Have Payments Continue

Saturday, 9 October 2021, 2:22 pm | Ministry of Social Development

New Zealand Super and Veteran’s Pension clients who travelled to Australia during the quarantine-free travel period and are now unable to return home can apply for their payments to continue while overseas. "We understand the unique and challenging ... More >>

MSD has 500+ jobs in Akl region ready to be filled

Friday, 10 September 2021, 3:19 pm | Ministry of Social Development

While Alert Level 4 lockdown in Auckland continues to bring uncertainty, the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) is supporting employers to fill 300 plus jobs that are available right now for job seekers in the Auckland area More >>

MSD service centres open to Northland at Alert Level 2

Friday, 10 September 2021, 12:53 pm | Ministry of Social Development

With service centres open again in Alert Level 2, MSD wants people to know they can make the most of it’s contact centre and online support available too. “Our first priority is the health and safety of Taitokerau and while we welcome anyone ... More >>

Support For Taranaki King Country Whanganui Communities

Friday, 27 August 2021, 6:51 pm | Ministry of Social Development

The doors may be closed on MSD service centres, but teams are still hard at work. MSD Regional Commissioner Gloria Campbell says people need food and essentials through COVID-19 lockdowns, and the ministry is urging those in urgent need to make contact ... More >>

COVID Vaccination Rollout Boosted By Contact Centre Collaboration Between Iwi And MSD

Wednesday, 11 August 2021, 3:24 pm | Ministry of Social Development

A COVID Vaccination Healthline set up by Te Hau Ora O Ngāpuhi in Kaikohe with help from the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) is bringing much needed health information and welfare advice to whanau across the Mid-North. <img src="" ... More >>

Age Friendly Fund Now Open

Wednesday, 4 August 2021, 11:49 am | Ministry of Social Development

Applications are now open for the Age friendly Fund, a programme that provides grants for projects that promote the inclusion and contribution of older people in community life. The fund makes one-off grants from $5,000 up to $15,000 and applications for ... More >>

We’re Doing Some Work To Improve Our Taranaki Service Centres

Friday, 2 July 2021, 11:47 am | Ministry of Social Development

The Hawera and Stratford Work and Income Service Centres are being upgraded to help make them work better for people who visit and people who work there. At each site, the changes will see a more welcoming office, clients will have more privacy when ... More >>

Collaboration And Teamwork At The Heart Of New Initiative In Kaikohe

Thursday, 25 February 2021, 1:17 pm | Ministry of Social Development

More than 30 people have been supported into fulltime work in the horticultural sector following an event showcasing job opportunities in Kaikohe. Te Rūnanga-ā-Iwi-ō-Ngāpuhi (TRAON), Ngāpuhi Asset Holding Company (NAHC), Onyx Capital Limited (t/a Maungatapere ... More >>

Businesses Encouraged To Factor Support Into COVID-19 Planning

Tuesday, 23 February 2021, 3:18 pm | Ministry of Social Development

Knowing what support and advice is available for business continuity and staff retention will be critical for Northland businesses should there be a resurgence of COVID-19. Ministry of Social Development (MSD), Economic Development Manager, Darrell Lambert ... More >>

Careers In Horticulture Looks Bright For Northlanders

Thursday, 17 December 2020, 12:01 pm | Ministry of Social Development

A local horticulture expo and ‘speed meet’ attracted more than 200 people from across Northland and the North Island last Wednesday. Held at the Cornerstone Church in Kerikeri, the speed meet matched jobseekers with Northland growers needing workers ... More >>

Support For Hospitality Industry To Build Skills And Keep People In Jobs

Friday, 11 December 2020, 4:04 pm | Ministry of Social Development

A pilot training programme will offer up to 200 hospitality workers the opportunity to train and upskill while still employed and help lift the skill level of New Zealand's hospitality workforce. Ministry of Social Development (MSD) has partnered with Hospitality ... More >>

Northlanders Flocking To Create Their Own Opportunities For The Future Of Northland

Thursday, 10 December 2020, 8:57 am | Ministry of Social Development

A series of work transition workshops are helping to stoke plenty of interest in self-employment in Northland. The ‘Your Next Job’ workshops are supported by NorthChamber and Ministry of Social Development. Under the Tai Tokerau Skills Centre ... More >>

Next Career Move Focus Of Workshop Series

Wednesday, 28 October 2020, 11:12 am | Ministry of Social Development

A series of workshops that will help people get their careers on track will kick off in November at the Tai Tokerau Skills Centre + Te Rua o Pūkenga, in Whangārei. ‘Your Next Job’ is a series of quickfire workshops spanning specific areas that ... More >>

Funding boost for age-friendly projects

Tuesday, 21 January 2020, 2:56 pm | Ministry of Social Development

The Office for Seniors has announced the nine successful applicants in the latest round of Community Connects grants. More >>

KickStart Breakfast programme reaches 10-year milestone

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 4:41 pm | Ministry of Social Development

The KickStart Breakfast programme will tomorrow celebrate 10-years as the only national breakfast programme of its kind in Aotearoa, serving more than 30 million breakfasts since 2009. More >>

Taskforce workers join Fox Landfill slip clean-up efforts

Wednesday, 31 July 2019, 10:02 am | Ministry of Social Development

Work-ready job seekers are joining in the clean-up effort at the Fox Landfill slip following the activation of emergency response funding. More >>

Who would you trust?

Monday, 20 May 2019, 2:42 pm | Ministry of Social Development

Few of us want to think about something happening to us that might impact on our ability to make sound decisions. The reality is, we can’t predict what’s going to happen in life that may impact on our health or wellbeing. More >>

MSD accepts Privacy Commissioner's recommendations

Thursday, 16 May 2019, 9:16 am | Ministry of Social Development

The Ministry of Social Development has made changes in its approach to cases of high risk fraud investigations. More >>

New research provides insights about children at risk

Wednesday, 10 April 2019, 2:49 pm | Ministry of Social Development

Auckland University of Technology research funded by the Ministry of Social Development’s Children and Families Research Fund looks at the prevalence, school readiness outcomes and protective factors around adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in New Zealand ... More >>

Seasonal labour shortages in Hawke’s Bay and Bay of Plenty

Friday, 5 April 2019, 10:06 am | Ministry of Social Development

The Ministry of Social Development is extending the seasonal labour shortage in Hawke’s Bay and declaring a shortage in Bay of Plenty. More >>