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Monday, 11 February 2013
4:35PM
Social Development Minister to USA summit Social Development Minister Paula Bennett leaves for Washington DC today where she is the keynote speaker at a home visiting conference next week. 147 views

Saturday, 9 February 2013
2:30PM
Southern New Zealanders find work More than 8150 people went off welfare into jobs in Work and Income’s Southern region over the last year. 323 views

2:27PM
Waikato benefit numbers drop More than 6450 people went off welfare into work in Waikato last year. 187 views

2:24PM
Fewer on benefits in lower North Island More than 4800 people went off welfare to take up jobs in Work and Income’s Central region over the last year. 177 views

Tuesday, 5 February 2013
4:57PM
Crown signs Social Development Accord with Te Hiku Iwi The Crown today signed a Social Development Accord with Te Hiku o Te Ika as part of the iwi Treaty Settlement. 584 views

Friday, 1 February 2013
2:51PM
Outgoing Chief families Commissioner thanked Social Development Minister Paula Bennett has acknowledged Carl Davidson’s contribution to families as Chief Families Commissioner. 122 views

Thursday, 31 January 2013
2:18PM
Young people approve programme funding Social Development Minister Paula Bennett is delighted young people have given the go-ahead for 49 youth programmes around the country. 121 views

Wednesday, 30 January 2013
7:12PM
More social workers in low-decile schools A further 80 schools will be covered by the expansion of Social Workers in Schools (SWiS) when students return to classrooms from this week. 395 views

Monday, 28 January 2013
5:22PM
Labour still lagging behind with ideas Social Development Minister Paula Bennett says while Labour rehashes its own underwhelming policies from last year, the Government continues to make a real difference. 159 views

Tuesday, 22 January 2013
5:39PM
Young New Zealanders deserve praise for effort Youth Affairs Minister Paula Bennett congratulates the 100 young people accepted onto the Prime Minister’s Youth Programme which is running this week. 213 views

Thursday, 17 January 2013
4:13PM
December quarter benefit numbers released The number of people on benefits in New Zealand is the lowest it’s been at the end of a December quarter since 2008. 179 views

Thursday, 13 December 2012
3:20PM
Children in care receive vital help Children in care are benefiting from a life-changing government initiative to ensure health, mental health and educational needs are addressed. 144 views

Tuesday, 11 December 2012
2:50PM
Government receives child poverty report The Government has received the Children’s Commissioner’s Expert Advisory Group’s report “Solutions to Child Poverty”, and will consider its 78 recommendations, Finance Minister Bill English and Social Development Minister Paula Bennett say. 138 views

Monday, 10 December 2012
2:54PM
Youth mental health information fund launched Social Development Minister Paula Bennett today announced the launch of a new contestable fund to improve youth mental health information for parents, families and friends. 137 views

Friday, 7 December 2012
4:54PM
Funding solution for Auckland Sexual Abuse Helpline Minister for Social Development Paula Bennett today met with Auckland Sexual Abuse Helpline (ASAH) and agreed to an interim funding arrangement with contributions from Health, Social Development and Police. 149 views

Tuesday, 4 December 2012
4:28PM
Former Governor General leads Expert Group Social Development Minister Paula Bennett is delighted to announce that former Governor General the Rt Hon Sir Anand Satyanand will lead the Expert Advisory Group on Information Security. 190 views

Monday, 5 November 2012
5:31PM
Recognising foster carers Foster Care Awareness Week begins with excellence awards for foster carers today, culminating with the William Wallace Awards on Friday. 199 views

Thursday, 25 October 2012
6:34PM
Independent review of CYF complaints process underway Social Development Minister Paula Bennett says work on the White Paper for Vulnerable Children is moving ahead with the review of the Child Youth and Family complaints process already underway. 127 views

Monday, 15 October 2012
5:10PM
Work and Income security breach Social Development Minister Paula Bennett expects the independent investigation into Work and Income computer systems to give the public assurances that security is robust and private information is safe. 133 views

Saturday, 13 October 2012
2:55PM
Rotorua first site for Children's Teams Social Development Minister Paula Bennett announced the first Children's Team will be trialled in Rotorua to local community groups today. 125 views

Thursday, 11 October 2012
12:35PM
White Paper for Vulnerable Children released Social Development Minister Paula Bennett has released the White Paper for Vulnerable Children today at the Jigsaw national conference in Wellington. 119 views

Tuesday, 9 October 2012
3:19PM
Skills and Employment Hub for Christchurch Social Development Minister Paula Bennett and Immigration Minister Nathan Guy have today announced a further boost to recruitment for the Christchurch rebuild through a new Canterbury Skills and Employment Hub. 250 views

2:55PM
Benefit figures steady September has seen a small increase in the number of people on benefits says Social Development Minister Paula Bennett. 137 views

Wednesday, 3 October 2012
2:07PM
Free holiday programmes benefit thousands Holiday programmes introduced by the National Government have been enjoyed by more than 65,000 children from high need communities. 123 views

Wednesday, 26 September 2012
12:44PM
National Social Worker's Day celebrated Social Development Minister Paula Bennett is visiting social workers today as part of National Social Worker’s Day. 265 views

Monday, 17 September 2012
7:43PM
Second stage of welfare reforms introduced Social Development Minister Paula Bennett today introduced the second stage of legislation to comprehensively reform the welfare system. 193 views

Thursday, 13 September 2012
2:27PM
Investment approach refocuses entire welfare system Social Development Minister Paula Bennett has announced further detail on the investment approach and the actuarial valuation of the welfare system. 131 views

Tuesday, 11 September 2012
8:54PM
Social obligations mean better outcomes for children Incorporating important health and wellbeing goals into welfare reform will help ensure children get the best possible start in life says Social Development Minister Paula Bennett. 148 views

Friday, 7 September 2012
6:00PM
Benefit figures drop The number of people on benefits has fallen in the last month says Social Development Minister Paula Bennett. 163 views

Wednesday, 5 September 2012
3:13PM
Benefits stopped for those with arrest warrants People with outstanding arrest warrants will no longer receive a benefit while evading Police says Social Development Minister Paula Bennett. 145 views



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