Ministry of Social Development

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
26th Jun 15, 2:14pm
A "how to" guide on seeing the glass half full when we talk about our ageing population
A "how to" guide on seeing the glass half full when we talk about our ageing population
26th Jun 15, 2:14pm
7th Apr 15, 8:25am
The NZ Initiative's Jason Krupp says solicitors Mark Campbell and William Findlay are right to point out the costs of poor health and safety practices, but fail to consider whether all 'practicable steps' is an appropriate rule
The NZ Initiative's Jason Krupp says solicitors Mark Campbell and William Findlay are right to point out the costs of poor health and safety practices, but fail to consider whether all 'practicable steps' is an appropriate rule
7th Apr 15, 8:25am
21st Mar 15, 8:03am
by Guest
Two Russell McVeagh solicitors explain why Jason Krupp may have been a little too hasty to criticise WorkSafe for their stance on the MSD tragedy
Two Russell McVeagh solicitors explain why Jason Krupp may have been a little too hasty to criticise WorkSafe for their stance on the MSD tragedy
21st Mar 15, 8:03am
9th Mar 15, 8:48am
The NZ Initiative's Jason Krupp says Worksafe’s new health and safety regime is likely to impose a significant cost on the economy
The NZ Initiative's Jason Krupp says Worksafe’s new health and safety regime is likely to impose a significant cost on the economy
9th Mar 15, 8:48am
21st Nov 14, 10:30am
Matt Nolan takes a look at income inequality in NZ, including why it is there
Matt Nolan takes a look at income inequality in NZ, including why it is there
21st Nov 14, 10:30am
22nd Aug 13, 3:42pm
Government applauds reduction in outstanding fines and reparation bills to $564 million
Government applauds reduction in outstanding fines and reparation bills to $564 million
22nd Aug 13, 3:42pm
30th Jul 12, 8:05am
Govt reviewing Accommodation Supplement rent subsidy, Housing Minister Heatley says; Govt wants to get land prices, section sizes under control
Govt reviewing Accommodation Supplement rent subsidy, Housing Minister Heatley says; Govt wants to get land prices, section sizes under control
30th Jul 12, 8:05am
29th Jun 12, 11:58am
Key: No plans for drug test as part of benefit application, but English makes fair point about youth on benefits not taking jobs because drug tests needed
Key: No plans for drug test as part of benefit application, but English makes fair point about youth on benefits not taking jobs because drug tests needed
29th Jun 12, 11:58am
28th Jun 12, 4:34pm
Should the unemployed be drug tested before being allowed to receive the unemployment benefit, Finance Minister English asks
Should the unemployed be drug tested before being allowed to receive the unemployment benefit, Finance Minister English asks
28th Jun 12, 4:34pm

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