33 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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1 day ago

Project to turn Auckland's empty roof space into gardens gets off the ground

Brittany Keogh Reporter from Auckland Stuff

A not-for-profit initiative to turn the empty roofs of Auckland high rises into community gardens has begun.
The project, called Kai in the Sky, is the brainchild of 24-year-old Becky Umbers. Staff from local hospitality businesses, which are struggling because of the pandemic, will tend to the gardens and use the produce grown there for free. Would you tend to and use a roof top garden if they were open to the community?

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15 hours ago

Our underappreciated local MP

Peter from Half Moon Bay

I recently had a difficult and complex issue with a government department, and tried several avenues to seek assistance, including my local MP, Simeon Brown, who has done the most to try to help me by far. He listened sympathetically and did eveything within his power to try to resolve the issue, more than anyone else I have dealt with on this.


I was very impressed with his good attitude, kindness, understanding and willingness to help. He really is a gem, and it would be great if there were more like him in power. Friends and others I have mentioned him to also speak of him highly. He is clearly a committed and hard working MP and a good man. I know where my electorate vote is going without a doubt!

6 hours ago

What's On: Pest Control Workshop

Adrian from Albany Heights

Learn about the challenges and how you can help achieve “Pest Free NZ” at this fascinating free 2hr workshop presented by a local expert in the field (booking advised 09-420-5655).
Pest Control Workshop
  • Kaipara Coast Plant Centre & Sculpture Gardens