Flexible Working

We’re committed to flexible working.  There’s no one-size-fits-all approach for creating the best flexible working environment. As our value of kotahitanga describes, we draw our strength from our diversity and we can find all sorts of ways of making flexible working work. 

It's worth noting that flexible working isn’t just about working remotely, it’s also about being flexible with when you work.  This could include when you start or end your working day, or having longer or shorter work days depending on the tempo of your work, and other commitments. 

Work life balance is important to us so we’ll work with you to create an arrangement that works for the both of us.

Health and wellbeing

Benefits include:

  • An annual Health and Wellbeing subsidy towards the cost of equipment or services that support your health and wellbeing
  • Annual flu vaccinations
  • Access to Employment Assistance Programme (EAP) Services for confidential, practical assistance when personal issues arise that may impact an individual’s ability to do their job or affect their wellbeing
  • Eye examination subsidy and support with resulting prescriptions
  • Carparks available for staff that have a health and safety need
  • Carparks for general staff use by application (once every 12 days)
  • Southern Cross group discount
  • E-bike scheme - discounts of 7.5% to 26% on e-bikes or regular bikes
  • A Prayer and Meditation room available for private use in our Wellington office


Benefits include:

  • Study assistance to build staff capability and recognise that work-relevant study is an important aspect of development. Staff with an interest in this may apply through their manager for study assistance which will be assessed on a case-by-case basis
  • Formal career advice and planning through our internal career advisers
  • Free access to online learning tools including LinkedIn Learning
  • Five weeks annual leave per annum
  • Flexible working arrangements including varied working hours and flexible locations including working from home  
  • In-house counsellor


Benefits include:

  • Parental leave policies that provide benefits greater than those provided  under NZ legislation, for example an additional year of ‘special period of absence’
  • Those eligible for parental leave may be entitled to an ex gratia payment of up to 6 weeks’ pay on their return from the leave period
  • On-site breast-feeding and nappy changing room
  • Subsidy towards childcare costs for children aged 13 and under
  • Additional support for childcare costs when travelling for work

Access a summary of our benefits here.



Te Whare o Aorere

We are proud of our whare on level 12 of our head office in Lambton Quay. Te Whare o Aorere was created in collaboration with several master carvers and weavers and represents a special connection with Iwi and with the land and people of Aotearoa.



Our staff networks play an important role in fostering an inclusive work environment. The networks make valued contributions to our diversity and inclusion goals by providing a forum for sharing information and ideas.

We are all part of Ngāti Aorere and welcome to join our Ngāti Aorere waiata group that meet weekly in Te Whare o Aorere.

Other formal networks to connect with are:

  • Disability Network
  • Ethnic Network
  • Flexible Work Network
  • Kaitiaki Network
  • NetWOK
  • Rainbow Network
  • Social Club
  • Solo Parents Network
  • Te Pou Māori
  • Vaka Pasifika
  • Women's Network