Te Korakora is one of the key events on the Auckland Council Matariki Festival programme and it's taking place tomorrow night in central Auckland. It will be an outstanding evening of performing arts, live music and delicious Maori cuisine which has been given a modern twist. As supporting partners of the Matariki Festival AMI will be there and we'd love you to join the fun! To get you started on enjoying the delicious kai on offer we're giving away $5 Te Korakora currency to the first ten people who comment below! This currency can be spent at any of the food vendors on site at the event. Please note you will need to attend the event and pick this currency up from the AMI tent on site before 7pm tomorrow.
A market in Kerikeri will no longer have golliwogs for sale, after complaints the dolls are a racist stereotype of black people. But some people say the dolls are a harmless reminder of childhood. What do you think?
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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60.3% Yes, five days is not enough60.3% Complete
13.5% No, I never use mine up anyway13.5% Complete
26.2% Entitlement should be assessed on a case-by-case basis26.2% Complete
Hi Neighbours, With one week until Auckland Councillors decide this year's rates rise, and the size of the Covid-19 hit Emergency Budget, public feedback on rates is fairly evenly split. How much do you think your's should rise? Read the story below: