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17 April 2014

When we’re open and when you’ll be paid over Easter and the ANZAC holidays.

16 April 2014

Minister Bennett announced today a better deal for glasses.

11 April 2014

Otago celebrate their Anniversary Day on Monday 24 March 2014.

21 March 2014

From 1 April 2014, some payment rates increase based on the updated Consumer Price Index of 1.38%.

18 March 2014

Monday 10th March 2014 is Taranaki Anniversary Day.

06 March 2014

Information on office closures and payment date

31 January 2014

Nelson celebrate their Anniversary Day on Monday 3 February 2014.

31 January 2014

Monday 27th January 2014 is Auckland, Northland, Waikato and Bay of Plenty Anniversary Day.

24 January 2014

Earthquakes like yesterday's 6.3 magnitude one are always unsettling but we were fortunate that only small amount of very superficial damage (e.g. some broken lights) occurred. As usual, we've spoken with our engineers and they've assisted it is safe for our buildings to be operational and open for business.

21 January 2014

Wellington celebrate their Anniversary Day on Monday 20 January 2014

17 January 2014

We recognise that you can face financial pressure when you’re caring for someone else’s child and, as part of the Children’s Action Plan, two new payments and a special fund are being introduced to help with this.

09 December 2013

When we’re open and when you’ll be paid over Christmas and the New Year.

05 December 2013

There’s a new way to login and there are lots of new things you can do in My Account.

02 December 2013

On Monday 2 December we’ll be adding new features to My Account and changing the way you login.

15 October 2013

Social Development Minister Paula Bennett has announced that Fisher & Paykel Appliances Ltd (FPA) has been selected as the preferred supplier of whiteware for MSD clients through a rigorous and transparent procurement process.

23 September 2013

We're looking for young talented and passionate Pacific New Zealanders. Could you be one of this year's Prime Minister’s Pacific Youth Award winners?  If not you, what about a friend or family member?

23 August 2013

There are some changes to benefits and the obligations which people on a benefit need to meet. Benefit payments haven't changed.

15 July 2013

From 1 July 2013 the maximum payment rate for paid parental leave increases to $488.17

27 June 2013

In this year’s Budget the government has announced that social housing needs assessments will move from Housing New Zealand Corporation to the Ministry of Social Development by April 2014.

16 May 2013