Did you know … about bereavement leave?
If you are employed by a DHB you’re entitled to reasonable leave on full pay “on the bereavement of someone with whom you have a close association”.
Your entitlement is found in MECA Clause 27.1 and is not limited in time (eg, to only three days) or to the death of a close or immediate family member. Each case should be considered sensitively and recognise your particular culture and family responsibilities.
Read clause 27 here: https://www.asms.org.nz/clause-27/