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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?

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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
44 minutes ago

Pool Table

Erin from Cockle Bay

Hi I have a pool table that belonged to my Dad that I want to restore. I want to restore it for sentimental reasons. It is not a slate table and the sides are pretty much wrecked with water damage and need replacing. I am thinking maybe a cabinet maker may be the right person for the job? Any suggestions. The felt on the top of table probably needs replacing as well.

2 hours ago

Half Moon Bay home sells for $888,000

Property Sale Alert from

A three-bedroom property at 42 Lisa Rise in Half Moon Bay has sold for $888,000.

The 147sqm home is smaller than most homes in the suburb. The median home in Half Moon Bay is 190sqm.

The sale was finalised on May 22, 2020. Its capital valuation is $950,000, compared with the median CV in Half Moon Bay of $1.15 million.

This information is courtesy of It becomes available as soon the sale is processed by the local council. This can sometimes take up to three months.