We're expecting another night of rough weather in Auckland, with more wind and rain on the way. There remains a good chance of experiencing briefly damaging winds on Thursday between 8pm and midnight.
Please check in with your neighbours and make sure they're okay, particularly the elderly in your community - if you do have any welfare concerns then you are welcome to call us on 0800 222 200.
Please follow Auckland Emergency Management on Facebook and Twitter, if available, or keep up to date with radio news - either on a battery-operated radio or tuning into your car radio.
Hi Neighbours, With one week until Auckland Councillors decide this year's rates rise, and the size of the Covid-19 hit Emergency Budget, public feedback on rates is fairly evenly split. How much do you think your's should rise? Read the story below:
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.
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
13.5% No, I never use mine up anyway13.5% Complete
26.2% Entitlement should be assessed on a case-by-case basis26.2% Complete