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How to make 15 annual leave days turn into 46 days off work in 2023
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How to make 15 annual leave days turn into 46 days off work in 2023

Quick, before everyone else in the office gets in first!

The end of the year is quickly approaching and 2023 is peeking around the corner. But before you start planning your new year's resolutions, let’s make sure you get the most out of next year's annual leave.

We’re all in the midst of what feels like the longest break between public holidays and it’s a great reminder to not let us suffer this period again next year - although we say that every year right?
Well lucky for you, I’ve taken the time to do some 'serious' research to make sure that we all enjoy some extra long weekends in 2023.

Public Holiday: Monday, February 6th
Tip: Use 1 day AL on Friday, February 3rd
Days off: 4

If you live in Aukland or Nelson, Monday, January 30th is also a public holiday for you and if you want to be really strategic, taking Tuesday - Friday off may just get you a whole 8 days to relax.


Public Holiday: Friday, April 7 & Monday, April 10
Tip: Use 4 days annual leave on either side of this weekend to enjoy a full 10 days holiday
Days off: 10 

Southland it’s your turn to make the most of your Anniversary day on Tuesday, April 11, so you lucky ones already get a good 5 days, but to stretch that even further why not use the strategy above using only 3 days of annual leave for the full 10 days break? How good!


Public Holiday: Tuesday, April 25th
Tip: Use 1 day annual leave on Monday, April 24th
Days off: 4


Public Holiday: Monday, June 5th
Tip: Use 1 day of annual leave on Friday, June 2nd to enjoy an extended King’s Birthday weekend - how strange is that to see?!
Days off: 4


Public holiday: Friday, July 14th
Tip: how about using 4 days annual leave on Monday 10th July - Thursday 13th July and enjoying the whole week off?
Days off: 9


Public Holiday: Monday, October 23rd
Tip: You know the drill by now, taking 1 day of annual leave on Friday will get you another extended long weekend.
Days off: 4

But, if you’re a Hawke’s Bay resident  Friday, October 20, is your Anniversary Day, so consider it a done deal with no annual leave needed!
Marlborough you're in for one of those 10 days off in a row treats with Monday, October 30th being your anniversary so taking 4 days annual leave between Tuesday, October 24th - Friday, October 27th will mean you get a full 10 days to do something fun. 


Public holidays: Monday 25th, Tuesday 26th December
Tip: We’re in for a pretty convenient four-day weekend in 2023 because Christmas and Boxing Day fall on a Monday and a Tuesday. Using 3 days of annual leave in those tricky days between Christmas and New Year will give us all the longest break to kick start 2024 in the best way possible.
Days off: 11

And then suddenly it’s 2024!
With these strategic tips you’re in for a well-deserved break, just get in quick before all your other workmates do the same.