A mysterious night-time droning noise is driving some North Canterbury residents insane, but no-one has been able to confirm its origin.
Suggestions flooding social media include 5G towers, seismic activity, angry bees, big brother, electric fences, and the global hum — a phenomenon reportedly experienced worldwide.
The sound has been reported in Belfast, Kaiapoi, Woodend, Rangiora, Mandeville and further afield to Ashley and Loburn, with some saying it keeps them awake at night.
Have you heard the noise?
With Covid-19 still a very real risk, people who are unwell are told to stay home, and to keep any sickly kids home too - but what if you don't have any more sick leave owing?
Most Kiwis are entitled to five days of sick leave a year, but some - often those in lower paid jobs - get less.
New Zealand’s minimum sick leave allowance is one of the lowest in the OECD. In Australia they get 10 days, in most European countries it’s even more.
Should Kiwis be entitled to more sick leave?
To read more, click here.
60.3% Yes, five days is not enough60.3% Complete
13.7% No, I never use mine up anyway13.7% Complete
26% Entitlement should be assessed on a case-by-case basis26% Complete
A home-based business and a group of senior students will benefit from this year’s Waipara Futures Initiative funding round.
Waipara Futures is an initiative set up by the Waipara Volunteer Fire Brigade, the Waipara District Residents Association, the Waipara Valley Promotions Association, and Waipara School, in North Canterbury.
The group aims to build the community’s long-term capability through financial and mentoring assistance.
Read more about the latest funding round here.
With sweeping beaches, hidden caves, seals, penguins and albatross - we think this must be the most underrated stretch of New Zealand. Have you been? Read more on the link below.