Useful contacts, links and organisations

Department of Labour

The Department of Labour is responsible for employment relations, health and safety in the workplace and industrial relations, amongst other matters. 

P.O. Box 3705
Telephone +64 4 915 4400
Fax +64 4 915 4015

Equal Employment Opportunities Trust

The EEO Trust provides information and tools on equal employment opportunities and raises awareness of diversity issues in the workplace. They assist employers with recruiting, retaining and engaging an increasingly diverse workforce.
Level 5, 56 Cawley Street,
Ellerslie, Auckland
PO Box 12929
Penrose, Auckland 1642
Telephone: 09 525 3023
Fax: 09 525 7076

Human Rights Commission

The Commission works for a fair, safe and just society, where diversity is valued and human rights are respected in all areas of public life. The Commission administers the Human Rights Act and complaints of discrimination under the Act
InfoLine 0800 496 877 (toll free)
TTY (teletypewriter) access number: 0800 150 111
Language Line, an interpreting service, is available.
An appointment with a sign language interpreter is available.
Email: (for general enquiries)


Level 10, Tower Centre, 45 Queen Street, Auckland
PO Box 6751, Wellesley Street, Auckland 1141
Ph: 09 309 0874 Fax: 09 377 3593


Vector Building, Level 1, 44-52 The Terrace, Wellington 6144
PO Box 12411, Thorndon, Wellington 6144
Ph: 04 473 9981 Fax: 04 471 6759


Level 4, 190 Armagh Street
PO Box 1578, Christchurch 8140
Ph: 03 379 2015 Fax: 03 353 0959

La Leche League NZ

Helps pregnant and breastfeeding mothers and babies around NZ; mother to mother support, resources, books, articles, trains breastfeeding counsellors.

PO Box 50-780
Porirua 5240

  • Auckland - 09 8460752
  • Hamilton - (Pager) 086 806 259
  • Wellington -  04 471 0690
  • Christchurch - 03 3388447
  • Dunedin - 03 467 5599
Or for local contacts in all areas see the website:
or email

Ministry of Health

Leads and supports the health and disability sector. Responsible for workplace health issues.
Has a national breastfeeding promotion campaign.
Contact Megan Williams at or phone on 04 816 3395

Helpful Links

EEO Trust
Lactation consultants

Breastfeeding and working:

World Alliance of Breastfeeding Action - Women and Work
Australian Breastfeeding Association - Working - The Working Mom
EEO Trust - Guidelines for Supporting Breastfeeding in the Workplace

New Zealand Legislation and more specifically, search: infant feeding (NZ legislation on breastfeeding and work)
Employment Relations Service - Parental leave
Employment Relations Service - A guide for employers: Breastfeeding in the workplace
IRD - Working for Families Tax Credits

International breastfeeding sites:

La Leche League International: Huge number of resources, articles, publications and support for women who breastfeed
Australian Breastfeeding Association
(UK) Jane's Breastfeeding Resources
(USA) Breastfeeding Online: Cindy Curtis site featuring Jack Newman MD, includes articles on breastfeeding children with particular medical difficulties
(US) Kellymom - Breastfeeding and parenting

Specialty breastfeeding sites:

WHO - Global Strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeding (2003)
WHO - International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes (1981)
Unicef - Innocenti Declaration
American Academy of Pediatrics Policy statement - Breastfeeding and the use of human milk
World Breastfeeding Week Site
World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA)
ProMom - 101 Reasons to breastfeed your child
Canterbury Public Health - Milk-free for breastfeeding mothers: A guide to being milk-free when breastfeeding a baby with milk allergy
NZ Breastfeeding Authority: Baby friendly hospitals and community health centres accreditation