Articles tagged Social Development

Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni has announced the Government is seeking the views of the public and NGOs on how it uses people’s data to target spending with what the previous Government called a 'social investment approach'.

The Ministry of Social Development has declared a seasonal labour shortage across the Bay of Plenty in a bid to find at least 1,200 people to pick and pack the remainder of this year's kiwifruit harvest, tipped to be around 19 percent, or 20 million trays, higher than a year earlier.

The debate over the sale of state houses and the associated reform of Income Related Rents got another kick along yesterday with Prime Minister John Key following up on Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett's weekend comments by saying sales to community groups would be discounted and the reforms would increase the amount of available social housing.

New Housing NZ Minister Bill English is pushing ahead with reforms to the Government's NZ$18.7 billion stock of state houses that he hopes could ramp up the development of social housing by Iwi and other community-owned housing providers to address a massive shortage of affordable housing.