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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59.7% Yes, five days is not enough59.7% Complete
14.3% No, I never use mine up anyway14.3% Complete
25.9% Entitlement should be assessed on a case-by-case basis25.9% Complete
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?
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!