66 days ago

BBQ heist at Mitre 10 Mega Flat Bush

Caroline Williams Reporter from Eastern Courier

Fifty brand new barbeques were stolen from Mitre 10 Mega in Flat Bush on Monday night.
Police believe the thieves may have used a truck, making multiple visits to the hardware store.
Police are asking the public to be vigilant of Weber and Everdure BBQs being offered for cheap or at discounted prices, particularly on platforms such as Facebook marketplace.
Counties Manukau East area prevention manager Inspector Chris Barry said it was disappointing businesses were being targeted at a time when many were struggling due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Anyone with information on the stolen BBQs should phone the Counties Manukau Tactical Crime Unit on 105, quoting file number 200505/8672.

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2 days ago

Poll: Should Kiwis be entitled to more sick leave?

The Team Reporter from Stuff

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.

Should Kiwis be entitled to more sick leave?
  • 60.1% Yes, five days is not enough
    60.1% Complete
  • 13.6% No, I never use mine up anyway
    13.6% Complete
  • 26.3% Entitlement should be assessed on a case-by-case basis
    26.3% Complete
3551 votes
2 days ago

How much should your council rates rise?

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

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:

1 day ago

Dunedin's coast: NZ's little slice of "Bali" is full of wildlife

Trupti Biradar Reporter from Stuff Travel

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.