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?
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59.7% Yes, five days is not enough59.7% Complete
14.3% No, I never use mine up anyway14.3% Complete
25.9% Entitlement should be assessed on a case-by-case basis25.9% Complete
Auckland will shift down to alert level 3 lockdown at midnight tonight.
Businesses will be able to operate using contactless options for ordering, pick-up, delivery and payment.
The financial blow of Covid-19 lockdowns on business has been harsh.
Are you planning to support a local business in alert level 3, and if so which one?
I have heaps of milano fennel( like florence fennel) and giant red mustard seeds to give away. They are both easy to grow. Let me know if you would like some and I can leave them in my letter box, now if you are strolling by, or after lockdown.
Auckland Council has revealed the final design of its Queen Street makeover.
Three projects to upgrade the city centre street have been rolled into one and will be completed over the next 12 months.
A key change is wider footpaths, that will be shared by people on feet and wheels.
The path closest to shops is for slower moving pedestrians, while the side closest to the street is for bikes, scooters and people moving quickly on foot.
Changes in paving texture, planting, street furniture will separate the two paths.
General parking on Queen Street will be removed, but space has been designated for loading zones along the street.
Between Wellesley and Wakefield Streets there will be two lanes in each direction reserved for buses, motorcycles, delivery and emergency vehicles, cyclists and scooters. Private vehicles will not be allowed here.
What do you think of the planned makeover of Queen Street?
55.6% Great change!55.6% Complete
44.4% Prefer it as it is44.4% Complete