45 days ago

Have your say on substantial cuts to Council services, projects and events

John Gillon from John Gillon - Kaipatiki Local Board

Brace yourself. Substantial cuts to Auckland Council and Kaipātiki Local Board services, projects and events ahead, plus an increase in asset sales, increase in debt, and a 3.5% or 2.5% rates rise.
For example, "A minimum reduction of 80-90% of planned 2020/2021 renewals for buildings, playgrounds and open space. This level of reduction will mean a noticeable deterioration of community assets and a risk of closure of assets should they become a health and safety risk (example broken walkways, broken play equipment, leaking buildings with dampness or mould issues)."

Have your say on the proposed "Emergency Budget" for 2020/21 here: akhaveyoursay.nz/emergency-budget
Consultation is open until 19 June.

Download the PDF of the proposal: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz...

NZ Herald article: www.nzherald.co.nz...
Stuff article: www.stuff.co.nz...

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4 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?
  • 60.1% Yes, five days is not enough
    60.1% Complete
  • 13.9% No, I never use mine up anyway
    13.9% Complete
  • 26% Entitlement should be assessed on a case-by-case basis
    26% Complete
5109 votes
3 days ago

Do you think golliwogs should be sold at markets?

Denise Piper Reporter from North Shore Times

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?

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5 days ago

What's On: Shepherds Park Squash ladies night

Paul from Devonport

Our Weds ladies night provides an opportunity for women of any age to trial the sport & develop skills. No charge & equipment provided. Coaching programmes available. More info 021912460
Shepherds Park Squash ladies night
  • Beach Haven Sports Centre