35 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.

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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14 hours ago

Torbay Tennis Club - Opening Day Sunday August 30th.

Alexander from Browns Bay

Torbay Tennis club are having its annual open day on Sunday August 30. We want you all to come and bring friends if you can. It is a fun day of social tennis with old friends and new people. Let's show them the good old Torbay spirit and welcome the new members.

Kids from 10am to 12pm with resident coach Jason Hart. Jason will do fun games for kids of all levels.
Adults from 12 - 3pm. Social tennis - mixed doubles.
Sausage sizzle. Lots of family fun.
Spread the word.

Also for those who don't know Roger Knight retired as club president this year after many many years of great service to the club. Christian Nicholson has taken over as the new club president. But thank you Roger for doing such a good job and showing me the ropes.
Also, Julie Lichtwark retired as club secretary. Julie did a fantastic job for so many years and now we are left with an important position to fill. Alex and Kevin from the club committee are sharing the role in the interim but we are looking for someone keen to take on that role permanently. If you are interested let me know and I will send you a job description.
Our new club Captain is Simon Sherpa. Thank you Simon for taking on that role. The club needs people like you. Simon will be organizing interclub teams this year. Yes there is still time to get your name down so do that soon.
We need ladies especially. Let us know. Lets get ready for summer!
Any questions call Alex on 0272256488

18 hours ago

Health Minister Chris Hipkins urges Aucklanders to wear face masks

Stacey Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

Health Minister Chris Hipkins is telling Aucklanders to wear a face mask as the city heads into an alert level 3 lockdown today.

“My advice to everyone watching this is: ‘Wear one’,” Hipkins told Stuff.

He said the Government was still working on legal issues around making masks compulsory.

A legal order under the new Covid-19 legislation would be issued on Wednesday. This would give legal effect to the alert levels in Auckland and the rest of the country.

Click here to read more.

19 hours ago

Coronavirus three-day lockdown: what it means for Auckland

Stacey Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

After 102 days without community transmission in New Zealand, there are now four new cases of Covid-19.

The source of the four new cases, which are based in south Auckland, has not yet been identified.

In an urgent press conference on Tuesday night, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced a three-day level 3 lockdown of the Auckland region, and urged anyone who is unwell to seek health advice and get a test. The rest of the country moves to level 2.

Click here to find out what we know so far about what the lockdown from midday today means for Auckland.