37 days ago

Living the dream

Colleen Hawkes Reporter from Homed

It's inspirational to meet a family that's taken the plunge to leave the rat race and establish themselves in the country. This couple not only managed to keep their jobs, but also build a stunning house on the Coromandel Peninsula that has caught the eye of NZIA judges.

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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
1 hour ago

Do you rent in Auckland?

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, the struggle to find affordable accommodation in the city isn't getting any easier is it? A recent flatmates wanted ad is offering a spot in a "bright and sunny" central Auckland apartment, for $220 a week - but you'd be sleeping in a corner of the living room.

The cordoned off space is listed as being suitable for a woman “looking for a place to crash”. You can read more about it, here. Would you consider a rental like this? What's the most extreme rental ad you've come across in Auckland?

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4 days ago

Enchanting winter concert at historic Alberton

Rendell McIntosh from Alberton

'Reverie in the Garden: A Musical Soirée'! Join us at Alberton for this enchanting, imitate concert in the historic ballroom.

Surrounded by the abundant floral still lives by artist Emma Bass as part of the exhibition 'The Impossible Garden', performers Natarani & Sasha Witten-Hannah of HEARTSTRINGS present a musical journey into diverse lands and times. Let the velvety resonance of the cello and the warmth of the classical guitar, transport you to faraway places and Mediterranean climes!

Tickets include drinks & canapes and entry to explore the house.

Sunday 23 August & Sunday 30 August, 4:30pm. Tickets: adult $34, senior/student/member $30. EARLYBIRD SPECIAL all tickets $29 (until 20 July) Bookings essential. Contact Alberton at alberton@heritage.org.nz or (09) 8567367

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