Changes to parental leave take effect from 1st June 2017

Employees who want to receive parental leave payments can now use their paid leave (eg annual leave, alternative days, special leave or time off in lieu) first. Their parental leave payment period can start at the end of their leave, even if it is later than the child’s arrival or due date. Before 1st June…

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Canterbury Breastfeeding Advocacy Health Promoters

The Canterbury Breastfeeding Advocacy Health Promoters certainly get around! A couple of weeks ago we were at the Ara Institute of Canterbury (formally Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology) for the Māori and Pacific Health Day, then we were at Tuahiwi Marae for Healthy Day at the Pa talking about the Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace Initiative, last…

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Canterbury Big Latch On events – World Breastfeeding Week 2017

World Breastfeeding Week 2017 was celebrated all around the world, and of course, in New Zealand too. In New Zealand the Big-Latch-On events present an opportunity to celebrate breastfeeding with breastfeeding women and their supporters. This year there were Big-Latch-On events in Christchurch at the McFaddens Centre, Christchurch Women’s Hospital and in Burwood, and also…

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CanBreastFeed’s First Newsletter

 Please find our first newsletter here   We are really excited to have developed our first newsletter and plan to make this a 4-6-weekly email-out.  If you would like to receive this as an email, please email us at canbreastfeed@omwwl.maori.nz and we can add you to our email list.

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Breastfeeding-Friendly UC

We recently had the pleasure of awarding the University of Canterbury Breastfeeding-Friendly Workplace status. Breastfeeding is well researched and recognised as providing many short and long term health and wellbeing benefits to babies, mothers, families and communities. Today, for a myriad of reasons, many women are returning to work after the birth of their baby…

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