This is my first winter in my new rental, and during the rain this week I've discovered that in cold rainy weather the walls positively drip with moisture and the whole house is horribly damp and musty. The landlord is dragging her feet on getting a chimney sweep in despite my regular inquiries so I can't light the fire and heat the house, and she refuses to do anything about the damp and probably mould. I'm desperately in need of a dehumidifier until I can get the fire going regularly to dry the house. If you have one available, please get in touch.
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.
60.2% Yes, five days is not enough60.2% Complete
13.9% No, I never use mine up anyway13.9% Complete
25.9% Entitlement should be assessed on a case-by-case basis25.9% Complete
A market in Kerikeri will no longer have golliwogs for sale, after complaints the dolls are a racist stereotype of black people. But some people say the dolls are a harmless reminder of childhood. What do you think?
Buy any red testpot from your local Resene owned ColorShop between 13-31 July 2020 and Resene will donate $1 to CureKids Red Nose Day!
The more red testpots you buy, the more will be donated! Offer applies to all retail purchases of Resene red testpots (excludes metallics and wood stains).
Help us make a difference to the health of kiwi children.