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New Zealand’s littlest citizens finally given full 26 weeks with whānau

The 26 for Babies coalition was ecstatic to receive the news today that paid parental leave will be extended to 22 weeks next year and to the full 26 weeks by 2020. Spokesperson Rebecca Matthews-Heron described the coalition as ‘over the moon’ when they heard the announcement from Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. Continue reading

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Fight for 26 weeks paid parental leave to go on

The coalition to support 26 weeks paid parental leave says that public demand for six months leave with a new baby is not going away, and the group will continue to push for government to do more to support better outcomes for children up to the election and beyond. Continue reading