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95 days ago

Shopping for Older People should get priority during Co-19

Caroline from Northcote

Hi ... have been to supermarket a few times and am surprised at the number of very old and immobile people still having to queue to get into supermarkets.
I would like Countdown at Norhtcote and Birkenhead to identify these people and put them at the front of the cue.... I dont think any of us who arent in this situation would mind ( I have asked security to do this in a number of situations and they have always done so and no one complains).. what do people think... an express lane for the over 75's??

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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.

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Should Kiwis be entitled to more sick leave?
  • 60.3% Yes, five days is not enough
    60.3% Complete
  • 13.5% No, I never use mine up anyway
    13.5% Complete
  • 26.2% Entitlement should be assessed on a case-by-case basis
    26.2% Complete
3199 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:

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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.