30 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.

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Should Kiwis be entitled to more sick leave?
  • 59.7% Yes, five days is not enough
    59.7% Complete
  • 14.3% No, I never use mine up anyway
    14.3% Complete
  • 25.9% Entitlement should be assessed on a case-by-case basis
    25.9% Complete
5716 votes
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3 hours ago

COVID-19 Testing – important health message to our community

Community Testing Centres

There is currently no evidence of COVID-19 in Auckland outside of the isolation and quarantine facilities.

Four new Community Testing Centres have opened, to provide long term and sustainable, free COVID-19 testing:

North Northcote Community Testing Centre 16-18 College Rd, Northcote
Central Eden Terrace Community Testing Centre, 112 New North Rd, Eden Terrace
West Whānau House, 6-8 Pioneer Street, Henderson
South The Whānau Ora Community Clinic, 25 Druces Rd, Wiri

Operating Hours are 8am-3pm, Monday to Friday. To get a COVID-19 test outside these hours, please contact your GP or visit your local Urgent Care Clinic.

Should I get tested?
If you have at least one of the following symptoms we encourage you to get tested, as a precaution:
● New or worsening cough
● Sore throat
● Shortness of breath
● Loss of smell
● Runny nose
● Fever

The DHB’s are taking every precaution, it is important we all remain vigilant to combat COVID-19.

For information visit your local DHB website:
www.adhb.health.nz...
www.countiesmanukau.health.nz
www.waitematadhb.govt.nz...
www.northlanddhb.org.nz...
Find out more

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3 days ago

SuperSeniors Newsletter August 2020

The Team from Office for Seniors

Hi Neighbours!

Our August SuperSeniors Newsletter is out now, and it's filled with lots of handy information and opportunities for seniors.

This issue includes a story about the benefits of volunteering and how to get involved, as well as an update on the changes to NZ Super and Veteran's Pension.

Even if you aren't over 65 yourself, check it out and share it with the older people in your life.

Click here to read our August newsletter: bit.ly...
Or to subscribe to the newsletter follow this link: bit.ly...

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15 hours ago

Do you know what to plant in the garden right now?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

This week’s issue we say there should be a parsley plant near every kitchen door. It’s time to harvest sprouting broccoli, compile your spring seed list, sow Florence fennel, choose tomatoes wisely and check germinating seedlings every day.

Follow this month’s guide to plants to sow and grow and make a feeding station for native birds. Plus go in the draw for strawberry packs from Tui and copies of NZ Gardener’s August issue.

Delivered every Friday to your email inbox, Get Growing digital magazine offers seasonal gardening advice from the NZ Gardener magazine's team of experts. Each week we answer all your burning questions on raising fruit and veges and tell you the top tasks to do in your backyard this weekend. Subscribe here:

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