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Campaign For Babies To Celebrate Paid Parental Leave Win

Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 3:02 pm | 26 for Babies

26 for babies is celebrating a victory for babies and families with the introduction of 26 weeks paid parental leave starting tomorrow. "Today marks the end of a long campaign to give our smallest citizens the very best start in life. There is ... More >>

NZ’s littlest citizens finally given full 26 weeks

Monday, 6 November 2017, 4:38 pm | 26 for Babies

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 ... More >>

Government refuses to support families with paid leave

Thursday, 16 June 2016, 2:24 pm | 26 for Babies

The National Party has voted this afternoon to prevent families from having more paid time at home with our youngest citizens with the vetoing of Sue Mahoney’s Bill to extend paid parental leave to 26 weeks. More >>

Mother’s Day cards for the Prime Minister

Wednesday, 4 May 2016, 9:58 am | 26 for Babies

The Government has an opportunity this Mother’s Day to show genuine support for those looking after our littlest citizens by making a small but significant step to increase paid parental leave to 26 weeks. “Community groups, parents and their ... More >>

26 for Babies calls for change to paid parental leave

Wednesday, 17 February 2016, 11:29 am | 26 for Babies

26 for Babies calls for change to paid parental leave 26 for Babies is calling for a change to Sue Moroney’s paid parental leave bill in its submission to parliament today. More >>

Growing community support for eight more weeks paid parental

Tuesday, 25 August 2015, 3:12 pm | 26 for Babies

Community support for increasing paid parental leave continues to build with a new private members bill set to be debated in parliament this week. More >>

National has run out of reasons not to support bill

Wednesday, 5 November 2014, 2:34 pm | 26 for Babies

The 26 for Babies coalition is calling on National to vote Sue Moroney’s paid parental leave bill into law tonight. The Labour MP has substantially amended her bill to prioritise a smaller number of families. “All new babies deserve their ... More >>

Fight for 26 weeks paid parental leave to go on

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 10:02 am | 26 for Babies

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 ... More >>

Don't play politics with babies and families today

Wednesday, 25 June 2014, 10:41 am | 26 for Babies

Lobby group 26 for Babies is urging National not to play politics on a bill to extend paid parental leave when it comes up for further deliberations today. More >>

National must not stop further paid parental leave increase

Thursday, 29 May 2014, 2:59 pm | 26 for Babies

26 for Babies is welcoming further progress of legislation to increase paid parental leave, but warns National that a veto could undermine the good progress made in the budget. Finance Minister Bill English has indicated that government may overturn ... More >>

Increase to paid parental leave a start

Thursday, 15 May 2014, 2:47 pm | 26 for Babies

Today’s announcement of an extra four weeks paid parental leave in stages is a good development for New Zealand families, but must be part of a government plan to increase the leave even further over time, says 26 for Babies. More >>

Time to deliver on paid parental leave

Wednesday, 9 April 2014, 9:59 am | 26 for Babies

It’s time to deliver on extend paid parental leave, lobby group 26 for Babies says. This is the message the Prime Minister will be sent when 26 for Babies supporters and their children meet today to hand decorate a large banner calling on government ... More >>

Parental leave extension costs officially halved

Friday, 28 February 2014, 12:03 pm | 26 for Babies

Official figures for the total cost of extending paid parental leave to 26 weeks have been released and are less than half the $500 million figure Finance Minister Bill English originally claimed. More >>

National support welcomed but 26 weeks PPL best for babies

Tuesday, 28 January 2014, 3:29 pm | 26 for Babies

The 26 for Babies collation is welcoming the positive statements from National about extending paid parental leave but says that the government must deliver a decent increase for babies and families. There are good reasons that legislation and child ... More >>

Thousands send message supporting stance on parental leave

Tuesday, 17 December 2013, 10:27 am | 26 for Babies

This Christmas, thousands of New Zealanders are sending National a message of support and encouragement on their new stance on extending paid parental leave. More >>

Encouraging signals on paid parental leave extension

Wednesday, 11 December 2013, 12:10 pm | 26 for Babies

There is good news for parents heading into Christmas, with promising signals of support in Parliament for an extension to paid parental leave, 26 for Babies said today. More >>

Teddy Bears Picnic won’t bear paid parental leave veto

Monday, 19 August 2013, 1:55 pm | 26 for Babies

A Teddy Bears Picnic will be held on Friday August 23 to tell the Government not to use its power of financial veto on Sue Moroney’s Bill to extend paid parental leave. More >>

Postcards to PM Over Paid Parental Leave Presented

Friday, 26 July 2013, 5:08 pm | 26 for Babies

26 for Babies, a group campaigning in support of an extension to paid parental leave, will this afternoon present Sue Moroney MP with the first batch of postcards to the Prime Minister, calling on him not to veto her bill extending paid parental leave. More >>

Thousands send anti-veto message to Prime Minister

Friday, 26 July 2013, 3:13 pm | 26 for Babies

Pressure is building on the National Government not to use a financial veto on legislation to extend paid parental leave to 26 weeks. Sue Moroney, sponsor of the Bill will be presented with thousands of signed postcards today, calling on John Key to invest ... More >>

Employer support for extended paid parental leave welcome

Wednesday, 8 May 2013, 12:56 pm | 26 for Babies

Financial concerns with a bill extending paid parental leave are not irresolvable, the 26 for Babies campaign said today following an endorsement from a major employers organisation. More >>