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  1. Video for MSD to wipe debts for meth test evictees
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    MSD to wipe debts for meth test evictees

    The government today announced Housing NZ tenants who were evicted because of a flawed methamphetamine testing policy will have their incurred debts wiped.

  2. Video for Govt to fund free licence scheme for youth on benefits
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    Govt to fund free licence scheme for youth on benefits

    The government has announced it will pay for the driver's licence costs for young people on benefits or in care.  The prime minister expects 2,500 young people will obtain a restricted licence through the scheme, which she hopes will then move them into jobs.

  3. Video for Man threatens WINZ staff with "Ashburton part two"
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    Man threatens WINZ staff with "Ashburton part two"

    A Gisborne man has pleaded guilty to threatening Work and Income staff, making reference to the fatal shooting of WINZ staff members in Ashburton.

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    Nelson fires: Wakefield residents allowed to return home

    Police are supporting the return of evacuated Wakefield residents but say that residential areas of Wakefield will remain closed to everyone except residents until 7am tomorrow morning.

  5. Video for Developing business aspirations within the community
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    Developing business aspirations within the community

    A pop-up business school at the Tolaga Bay Innovation Hub is helping whānau in the remote rural community gain business knowledge and become self-employed.

  6. Video for Rise in benefit claimants linked to pop. growth - Sepuloni
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    Rise in benefit claimants linked to pop. growth- Sepuloni

    Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni is rubbishing the opposition's claims that government softness on sanctions is to blame for 11,000 more people receiving the Jobseeker Support benefit.  Sepuloni says overall benefit numbers were stable and only 0.1-percent higher than last year.

  7. Video for New Pātaka Kai offers MSD, Oranga Tamariki services
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    New Pātaka Kai offers MSD, Oranga Tamariki services

    A new South Auckland community Pātaka Kai is offering MSD and Oranga Tamariki services along with free food and personal essentials.  Co-founder Liz Kiriona says they are the first to do so, to meet the multiple needs of their community.

  8. Video for Minister to consider more 'satellite offices' on marae
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    Minister to consider more 'satellite offices' on marae

    The Minister of Social Development is considering the call from Papakura Marae CEO and the Manager of MUMA Whānau Ora Services to set up satellite offices at marae.  Tony Kake and Veronica Henare say the partnering with MSD staff on site to distribute emergency xmas parcels to hundreds of whānau has shown the potential of the idea.

  9. Video for Govt challenged to open xmas purse strings for needy
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    Govt challenged to open xmas purse strings for needy

    The manager of MUMA Whānau Ora says they are unable to meet the demand of whānau coming to Ngā Whare Waatea Marae in South Auckland to receive emergency food parcels.  Veronica Henare says hundreds will go without this festive season and is challenging the government to open its purse strings to help.

  10. Video for MSD takes preventative approach to staff safety
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    MSD takes preventative approach to staff safety

    The Ministry of Social Development rolls out new and improved security measures and front of house changes at the Ōtara Work and Income offices today.  This is just the beginning with a rollout to all offices around the country set to take place over the next three years.  This comes after two women were murdered in a Work and Income Office in Ashburton in 2014.

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