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16 December, 2014

Canterbury accommodation help extended

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley announced today that the Temporary Accommodation Assistance (TAA) programme for Canterbury quake victims would be extended.

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15 December, 2014

313 kids benefit from Extraordinary Care fund

More than 300 children and young people have benefited from the first round of the Extraordinary Care Fund, Social Development Minister Anne Tolley confirmed today.

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12 December, 2014

Budgeting Services get $2 million boost

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says new government investment of $2 million will bolster community budgeting services.

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10 December, 2014

One week left for student applicants

Associate Social Development Minister Jo Goodhew is reminding students to apply for their 2015 Student Allowance and Loan by Tuesday 16 December.

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9 December, 2014

New episode of Common Ground launched

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley today launched a new episode of the innovative online drama Common Ground, part of the Prime Minister’s Youth Mental Health Project.

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3 December, 2014

Honouring outstanding young people in care

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley today congratulated the 19 young recipients of the 2014 William Wallace awards.

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28 November, 2014

Ministers respond to Glenn Inquiry Report

Justice Minister Amy Adams and Social Development Minister Anne Tolley have acknowledged the Glenn Inquiry Report into family violence released today.

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27 November, 2014

MSD procurement a winner

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says preferred supplier agreements for whiteware and optical goods and services are proving a huge winner for beneficiaries, low income people and the taxpayer.

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17 November, 2014

Marlborough Children’s Team now live

Today the Marlborough Children’s Team begins working with local families for the first time, says Social Development Minister Anne Tolley.

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14 November, 2014

Sparking the conversation on Child Abuse

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley this morning adopted her Buddy Day “Buddy” called Poppy at the launch in Wellington.

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7 November, 2014

Recognising excellence in foster care

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley today presented awards honouring ten foster care families at Government House in Wellington.

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6 November, 2014

3 million KickStart breakfasts served

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley celebrated the success of KickStart breakfasts at Holy Family School today.

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5 November, 2014

Promoting pension portability in the Pacific

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley welcomes the first reading of legislation to allow greater flexibility for people to move to the Cook Islands, Niue, or Tokelau, and receive New Zealand Superannuation or Veteran’s Pension.

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28 October, 2014

More than 600 take up 3K to Christchurch jobs

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says the Government’s 3K to Christchurch scheme is a winner with 633 unemployed people taking up the offer.

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28 October, 2014

Interim Families Commissioner appointed

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley today announced that Jo-anne Wilkinson has been appointed as interim Families Commissioner and Chair of the Families Commission Board.

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17 October, 2014

Sole Parents lead the way in benefit drop

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley welcomes the latest release of benefit figures showing the number of people on welfare for the September quarter is the lowest since 2008, with sole parents leading the impressive results.

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