For those sending in exemptions with an intention of beginning homeschooling in the new year, do try to get them into the relevant office by November if at all possible to ensure processing time without undue stress.
*Note: not all offices have responded at the time of posting to the emails I sent them (as each regional office acts independently) - will add those dates as recieved. As a general rule though, all offices are closed from 22nd Dec, with some reopening on the 3rd and others on the 7th of Jan
Tai Tokerau (Northland): 22nd Dec to Jan 2nd. No exemptions processed until the 7th.
Auckland: 22nd Dec to Jan 2nd
Hamilton: 22nd Dec to Jan 2nd. Lead advisor on leave until the 7th of Jan.
BOP/Rotorua/Taupo (Tauranga): not yet responded
Hawke's Bay/Gisbourne (Napier): 22nd Dec to Jan 6th. Limited staff in Jan but should be processing apps
Taranaki-Whanganui-Manawatu (Whanganui): not yet responded
Lower Hutt: 22nd Dec to Jan 2nd
Nelson-Marlborough-West Coast (Nelson): 22nd Dec to Jan 2nd
Canterbury: 22nd Dec to Jan 6th
Otago: not yet responded
Invercargill: not yet responded