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Kiwi Dads features images of 13 fathers looking after their kids. It's part of a campaign for men to have equal access to paid parental leave. Audio
A father who wasn't eligible for paid parental leave after his partner died in childbirth says it's an incredible relief that he'll receive an ex-gratia payment from the government. Audio
A bill that extends paid parental leave has passed in Parliament this afternoon.
The Government has agreed to adopt National's policy of allowing both parents to take time off together, but will do so on its own terms, not the Opposition's. Audio
The government will introduce legislation allowing parents to split paid parental leave, possibly early next year. Audio
A group lobbying for more paid parental leave is telling the government to introduce mandatory, paid time off for fathers. Only one percent of the people taking parental leave are fathers, something… Audio
Labour isn't budging to National's demand for parental leave to be split between two parents. Audio
Social researcher, Dr Jess Berentson Shaw discusses paid parental leave and its impacts on society. Audio
A group of first-time mothers in Kapiti, near Wellington, wish paid parental leave was extended earlier so they could spend more time with their babies before returning to work. Audio
Kirk Hope of Business NZ discusses what an extra 4 weeks of paid parental leave means for small businesses. Audio
Business New Zealand fears the extension to paid parental leave will make it difficult for smaller businesses to retain staff.
Paid parental leave will be extended to 22 weeks from next July, rising to 26 weeks by 2020, the government has confirmed.
Legislation seeking to extend paid parental leave to 26 weeks has failed in Parliament after the government used its power of financial veto.
The Labour MP whose bill extending paid parental leave has been vetoed by the government is disputing its claims about the costs.
Power Play - The government has stopped an opposition Bill extending paid parental leave in its tracks by wielding a rarely used veto.
Advocates for paid parental leave to be extended say significant parliamentary and public support means the issue won't go away. Audio
The Labour MP who has twice now had her legislation to extend paid parental leave to 26 weeks rejected says she won't try again. Audio
Finance Minister Bill English has vetoed proposed changes to extend paid parental leave from 18 to 26 weeks. Video
After a bill which would have extended paid parental leave to 26 weeks was vetoed by Finance Minister Bill English today, its champion Sue Moroney says her options are limited. Video, Audio
A bill extending paid parental leave from 18 weeks to 26 passed its second reading by a whisker in Parliament this evening - 61 votes to 60.