34 days ago

Sick leave

David from Glen Eden

The old saying about colds and flu, "three days coming, three days suffering and three days going" would support a 10 days sick leave. That also tends to fit better with covid-19 to worry about. And of course employers will squeal but possibly without real justification. If a worker catches flu or other virus then goes to work and infects five or ten others then it is clearly better if sick leave was used promptly. There is nothing worse than the stalwart worker who means well going to work sneezing over everyone else. I think perhaps a doctors certificate may be wise for longer than four days off. Then of course we have to sadly accept the few who will misuse their sick leave, something no decent person would ever do. I would go further, if a person taking sick leave was seen at the footy match then they should expect to be fired. It is dishonest and we don't like to employ such people.

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13 minutes ago

Make a sensory table

The Team from Resene ColorShop New Lynn

Take an old children’s table and turn it into a fun and tactile sensory board.

Sensory boards can be made with all sorts of textures and themes for young children, and are great learning tools. Let your children help choose the Resene colours and help fun with contrasting colours.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how to create your own

3 days ago

Would you buy this cowboy Winston Peters portrait?

Melanie Earley Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Kia ora neighbours, if you’ve ever dreamed of having an image of New Zealand First leader Winston Peters wearing a cowboy hat, proudly hanging in your living room, now’s your chance to make it a reality. An artwork of Peters, created using coffee, red wine and tea is for sale on Trade Me. The current bid is almost $300, would you buy this?

12 hours ago

Again! Another America Cup debacle.

David from Glen Eden

New Zealand sailing and boat building is big business. It employs thousands of people, trade apprenticeships, and is a healthy outdoor water sport all over the country for young and old alike. Building millionaires yachts, like the America Cup boats, embraces advanced technology and every trade group imaginable. We can justifiably be proud of past achievements.
But my enthusiasm begins to wane. Again, as in previous years, we now read about disputes and legal arguments.
Holding the AC here in New Zealand, mounting a challenge, designing a boat, would likely not be possible without TAX PAYERS funding from the government. MILLIONS of dollars have been contributed and which I could understand in support of the racing spectacle and the industry generally. Yes, we do get a return from it as well as an international reputation. Right now I am disgusted!
If the organisers of the America Cup can't or won't choose race courses which avail this sailing spectacle to the very people who pay for it then please take it elsewhere. The management involved need to learn a few common manners and decency. You will gather I resent this sort of corporate style theft and mismanagement whether it's a form of cheating, arranging unfair advantage and even money laundering. And I KNOW I am not alone. The generously paid sailors themselves could at least use their collective voice to improve the situation.