Parental Leave

Parental leave explained

Firstly, Congratulations! Exciting times ahead for you and your whānau. When applying for parental leave, you want to make sure all the boxes have been ticked so that when your pēpē arrives everything is sorted.

We’ve put this resource together to help answer some of the questions RMOs have when applying for Parental leave. Whether you’re going to be the main caregiver or just need a few weeks off, it’s important to know what you’re entitled to, what forms to fill out and how to apply. The Parental Leave Best Practice Guidelines and the STONZ national manual are both great resources (links below). Providing guidelines for both the DHB and employees, and MECA interpretation.

If you still have questions, please get in touch, our team is happy to help.

Your Parental Leave questions answered

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PO Box 22656, Christchurch 8140

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