Take these days off with annual leave in 2023 for some looong weekends
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Take these days off with annual leave in 2023 for some looong weekends

You've earned it mate.

With the end of the year quickly approaching, 2023 is peeking around the corner and, not to be a downer, before you know it new years will and festie season will have come and gone and soon you'll be faced with dreaded workdays, but if you follow this article you'll have more days off than you know what to do with. 

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 pretty serious research - at least that’s what I told my boss - 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 sneaky and 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. Take the King's birthday off you king. 

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 an absolute done deal with no annual leave needed - BONUS!

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 let loose. 


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 - at a festie ofc, but oof there will be some dusty 

Days off: 11

And BOOM it’s 2024! With these strategic tips you’re in for a well-deserved break, just get in quick before all the other workmates steal your days off.