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Ministry of Social Development

22nd Jul 20, 3:03pm
Tens of thousands of people are forgoing decent amounts of money by being on Jobseeker Support when they could get the Covid-19 Income Relief Payment
Tens of thousands of people are forgoing decent amounts of money by being on Jobseeker Support when they could get the Covid-19 Income Relief Payment
22nd Jul 20, 3:03pm
30th Jun 20, 6:44pm
Labour and National to support first reading of NZ First bill to increase the NZ Super residency requirement from 10 to 20 years 
Labour and National to support first reading of NZ First bill to increase the NZ Super residency requirement from 10 to 20 years 
30th Jun 20, 6:44pm
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25th May 20, 10:35am
People who lose their jobs could be eligible for a $250-$490 a week payment for 12 weeks under a new COVID-19 relief scheme
[Updated]
People who lose their jobs could be eligible for a $250-$490 a week payment for 12 weeks under a new COVID-19 relief scheme
25th May 20, 10:35am
22nd May 20, 1:09pm
Few new people went on Jobseeker Support last week compared to previous weeks; The number has still increased by 30% or 43,426 people from two months ago
Few new people went on Jobseeker Support last week compared to previous weeks; The number has still increased by 30% or 43,426 people from two months ago
22nd May 20, 1:09pm
15th May 20, 5:06pm
More young, white, middle-class people become beneficiaries, as 2,422 more people received Jobseeker Support last week
More young, white, middle-class people become beneficiaries, as 2,422 more people received Jobseeker Support last week
15th May 20, 5:06pm
24th Apr 20, 1:11pm
Number of people on Jobseeker Support increases by 20% in a month; Only 0.17% of wage subsidy payments found to have ended up in the wrong hands
Number of people on Jobseeker Support increases by 20% in a month; Only 0.17% of wage subsidy payments found to have ended up in the wrong hands
24th Apr 20, 1:11pm
17th Apr 20, 3:51pm
Number of people on Jobseeker Support increases by 16% in a month; Rise dampened for now by Wage Subsidy supporting 60% of workforce
Number of people on Jobseeker Support increases by 16% in a month; Rise dampened for now by Wage Subsidy supporting 60% of workforce
17th Apr 20, 3:51pm
[Updated]
9th Apr 20, 12:43pm
Jobseeker Support up 15% year-on-year in March, food grants issued jumps 54% and KiwiSaver hardship withdrawals rise 14%
[Updated]
Jobseeker Support up 15% year-on-year in March, food grants issued jumps 54% and KiwiSaver hardship withdrawals rise 14%
9th Apr 20, 12:43pm
7th Apr 20, 2:10pm
Number of workers being supported by wage subsidies surpasses a million, as payments totaling $6.6 billion are made
Number of workers being supported by wage subsidies surpasses a million, as payments totaling $6.6 billion are made
7th Apr 20, 2:10pm
27th Mar 20, 4:46pm
Government tweaks wage subsidy rules to provide more support for businesses that have had to close or reduce hours during the lock-down
Government tweaks wage subsidy rules to provide more support for businesses that have had to close or reduce hours during the lock-down
27th Mar 20, 4:46pm
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23rd Mar 20, 1:54pm
NZ moving to COVID-19 Alert Level 3 immediately; will move to Alert Level 4 in 48 hours; rent hikes banned; wage subsidy scheme expanded; support for mortgage holders and business borrowers on the way
[Updated]
NZ moving to COVID-19 Alert Level 3 immediately; will move to Alert Level 4 in 48 hours; rent hikes banned; wage subsidy scheme expanded; support for mortgage holders and business borrowers on the way
23rd Mar 20, 1:54pm
14th Feb 20, 5:00am
Stay for 7 days, then pay - Government to start charging emergency housing recipients rent like other social housing tenants 
Stay for 7 days, then pay - Government to start charging emergency housing recipients rent like other social housing tenants 
14th Feb 20, 5:00am
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13th Feb 20, 11:35am
Government plans to buy and rent about 800 more houses, and set up 'temporary housing villages' as part of $300m investment to reduce homelessness
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Government plans to buy and rent about 800 more houses, and set up 'temporary housing villages' as part of $300m investment to reduce homelessness
13th Feb 20, 11:35am
1st Feb 20, 10:04am
National to support NZ First MP's member's bill that seeks to increase the NZ Super residency requirement from 10 to 20 years 
National to support NZ First MP's member's bill that seeks to increase the NZ Super residency requirement from 10 to 20 years 
1st Feb 20, 10:04am
23rd Jan 20, 2:59pm
Government spends $48 million in 3 months on grants for people in dire need of accommodation, as number of grants issued increases 5-fold in 2 years
Government spends $48 million in 3 months on grants for people in dire need of accommodation, as number of grants issued increases 5-fold in 2 years
23rd Jan 20, 2:59pm
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3rd May 19, 2:30pm
Government to provide more support to single parents and beneficiaries with jobs, however working group urgently calls for benefits to be increased by up to 47%
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Government to provide more support to single parents and beneficiaries with jobs, however working group urgently calls for benefits to be increased by up to 47%
3rd May 19, 2:30pm
13th Mar 18, 2:20pm
Government plans to add 3554 houses to Auckland's public housing stocks by June 2020
Government plans to add 3554 houses to Auckland's public housing stocks by June 2020
13th Mar 18, 2:20pm
10th Dec 17, 6:31am
Terry Baucher with a parable about tax involving Metiria, Bill and Winston. Tax evasion, tax avoidance or just a simple mistake? 
Terry Baucher with a parable about tax involving Metiria, Bill and Winston. Tax evasion, tax avoidance or just a simple mistake? 
10th Dec 17, 6:31am
10th Jun 17, 8:51am
Eric Crampton says the government needs to take steps to encourage councils to get new housing built including adopting the Productivity Commission’s recommendations on urban planning
Eric Crampton says the government needs to take steps to encourage councils to get new housing built including adopting the Productivity Commission’s recommendations on urban planning
10th Jun 17, 8:51am
21st Feb 17, 2:55pm
Govt launches first social bond after raising $1.5m from four investors, focused on getting South Aucklanders with medium-level mental health conditions back into work
Govt launches first social bond after raising $1.5m from four investors, focused on getting South Aucklanders with medium-level mental health conditions back into work
21st Feb 17, 2:55pm

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