29 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.

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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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3 days ago

Does Christchurch have too many car parks? The council says probably

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

About 64 hectares of land – equivalent to 40 per cent of Hagley Park – is dedicated to parking within Christchurch’s four avenues.

Questions are now being asked if more than 35,000 parking spaces is too many, especially given transport is the city’s largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions and the Christchurch City Council has a goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2045.

While the number of on-street parks has reduced, the number of off-street parking spaces in central Christchurch has doubled in five years and there are more than 200 vacant sites in the central city that have become car parks.

What do you think - does Christchurch have too many car parks, or is car parking in the CBD hard to find or too expensive? Read the full story here and tell us what you think in the comments below.

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1 hour ago

New Vegan Pie at Coupland’s!

Coupland’s

This one is so exciting! A long awaited vegan pie!

Wait, there's no meat?! This newbie is packed with an array of veggies, with a beautiful hint of minted peas, in a silky smooth gravy, all encased in our vegan pastry.

Whether you're vegan, flexitarian, vegetarian or even just love a mince pie, this pie tastes amazing and is for everyone!

Try one, you won't be disappointed!
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1 hour ago

$5,000 Section Rebate - Early Bird Special

Ravenswood Developments Limited

We’re celebrating the launch of Stage 3A residential sections at Ravenswood.

Buy one of the first thirty residential sections to be sold in Stage 3A at Ravenswood by 31 August 2020 and Ravenswood will rebate your section price by $5,000.

Conditions apply. View terms and conditions at our website.
Find out more

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