More than 300 Bay of Plenty residents are receiving Government benefits because they are unable to work due to substance addiction. Read More
Some Bay beneficiaries have had their benefits cut after going overseas without letting officials know. Photo / FIle
More than 1800 Bay of Plenty people had their benefits cut last financial year for travelling overseas without letting officials know. Read More
The number of Western Bay of Plenty residents on benefits has dropped more than 7 per cent as more jobs become available, according to new figures.
Ministry of Social Development figures show 11,028 Western Bay of Plenty and Tauranga residents claimed benefits in the three months to December last year – 868 or 7.3 per cent less than the same quarter in 2013. Read More