Welfare Headlines

Salvation Army steps up housing and addictions help

Press Release – Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is celebrating new steps in helping homeless New Zealanders and families battling addiction in Wellington. Read more »

September Benefit Figures Disappointing

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Government is out of touch with the reality that fewer people are going off the benefit and into employment or study, says Labours Social Development spokesperson Carmel Sepuloni. Read more »

Progress in bringing more open government welcomed

Press Release – Transparency International

Yesterday State Services Minister Paula Bennett announced New Zealand’s second Open Government Partnership (OGP) National Action Plan for 2016-18 (NAP). Read more »

$9m for trials to support people into work

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and Social Development Minister Anne Tolley say a collaboration between MSD and four DHBs will trial different ways to support people with health conditions and disabilities into work. Read more »

Number of struggling families growing under National

Press Release – Green Party

A huge leap in Special Needs Grants show that more and more New Zealanders cannot afford the basics of life, the Green Party said today. Read more »

World changing Kiwis win innovations awards

Press Release – NZ Innovation Awards

ARANZ Medical won the Bayer Supreme New Zealand prize at the annual New Zealand Innovation awards in Auckland tonight. Read more »

Questions and Answers – 20 October 2016

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

1. BRETT HUDSON (National) to the Minister of Finance : What reports has he received on the diversification of the New Zealand economy? Read more »

Postnatal Depression: Finding Someone Who ‘Gets It’

Article – Alison McCulloch

Postnatal Depression: Finding Someone Who ‘Gets It’ By Alison McCulloch This is the third in a series of articles looking at post-natal depression in Aotearoa New Zealand. Read more »

Joint work to improve OIA responsiveness

Press Release – Office of the Ombudsmen

The State Services Commission and the Office of the Ombudsman will work together to help State sector agencies improve how they are responding to Official Information Act requests, State Services Commissioner Peter Hughes and Chief Ombudsman Judge … Read more »

Second Open Government National Action Plan

Press Release – New Zealand Government

State Services Minister Paula Bennett has today announced the publication of New Zealands second National Action Plan under the international Open Government Partnership. Read more »

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