26 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?

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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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4 days ago

Favourite discoveries on NZ travels

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi everyone,
We'd be keen to hear about your discoveries on your recent travels around New Zealand. Were there any small towns, activities or attractions that surprised you, for better or for worse? Did you come across any lesser-know spots you think more Kiwis should check out? Which small towns do you think deserve more visitors than they get? Please remember your comment may be included in an article unless you state that you don't want it to be. Cheers.

25 minutes ago

Everybody can make ice cream!

Bachmann Orthodontics

All orthodontic tools are nearly the same on the globe.
Most important is who has the best knowledge and experience to achieve the right result.
Everybody can paint! Everybody can drive a car! Can they?
May it has a reason why only a few people can drive a racecar.
They are specialists. Like Orthodontists.
An orthodontist is a dentist who undertakes an additional 2 to 3 years of university fulltime training and studies in Orthodontics. Only an orthodontist has the post-graduate training to practice orthodontics.
Orthodontists are focused and specialised in straightening teeth
making them bite together correctly along with treating skeletal irregularities.
Only an orthodontist can offer a specialist diagnosis and see the full picture of treatment options.
Many cases will require specialist treatment. Your dentist may advise you if the treatment required is outside their expertise.
However, if you are not sure, do not hesitate to seek a second opinion.
You don't need a referral from your dentist or dental therapist to make an appointment with a specialist orthodontist.
Go for the real thing!
What can we do to make you smile?
Claudia & Lutz Bachmann Orthodontics

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1 day ago

It is time to end secrecy in council decision-making

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, Auckland Council's Emergency Budget emerged into daylight after 50 hours of deliberation in confidential workshops. Should that much of the discussion be held in secret? Read the story below: