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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Throwback Thursday

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Traffic was heavy in Christchurch during the first week of the school holidays in May 1971.This photograph was taken in Armagh St at 2pm on May 13 when the number of cars was unusual for that time of the day.

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39 minutes ago

Draught Proof your home with Exceed

Exceed - we fix windows & doors

Hi Neighbours,
Did you know that living in a cold house in winter can affect your health?
If house temperatures fall below 16°C, the risk of respiratory illness increases. This is because cold houses are also usually damp, which can lead to respiratory symptoms.

One of the simplest steps toward a warm home is to stop draughts and keep the heat inside your home.

If you want to learn how to minimize the risks or how to identify draughts on your windows and doors, read our blog post or give us a call on 0800 25 25 00

From Quintin & Greg
The Team at Exceed

2 hours ago

Volunteers needed for our Hornby branch

The Team from Citizens Advice Christchurch Area

If you are looking for a new challenge, to meet new interesting people and help out your community than we may be the place for you.
We need volunteers for our West Branch - our volunteers help the community by listening , giving advice and connecting people with other services and organisations . If you would like to know more than email manager.cabchch@gmail.com.

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