Good news – 2021 is set to be the year of the long weekend.
Five out of 10 public holidays will be Mondayised (or Tuesdayised in one case) next year, which means if you work a standard Monday to Friday week, you can look forward to some extended breaks.
In fact, once you’ve tacked on the weekends, you’ll end up getting a whopping 25 days off out of those 10 stat days, plus your region’s anniversary day.
To find out how to get the most out of your annual leave next year, click here.
Six Dunedin City councillors will be unable to speak and vote on whether to censure a fellow councillor after he yelled at the deputy mayor.
Outspoken councillor Lee Vandervis may be asked to resign over a Code of Conduct matter that will be discussed by the council on Tuesday.
However, six councillors who witnessed the incident, including three who lodged an official complaint, would not be allowed to speak or vote on the matter, after the council received legal advice on the matter.
Vandervis – who allegedly finger pointed and yelled at deputy mayor Christine Garey after a city council meeting on July 28 - will have the opportunity to address the council.
A decision would then be made on whether a breach of the Code of Conduct had occurred and, if so, the resulting penalty.
Penalties could include a letter of censure, a request for an apology, a vote of no confidence, a loss of privileges, suspension from committees, and an invitation to resign.
Approaching later primary school years can be a time of mixed emotions for students and their parents. Independence is emerging in the form of homework and study time, interest in specific subject areas might be developing, and ideas about the world and how to make a positive impact are surfacing.
By working together with your child to build these 5 actions, habits can be formed now in time to start high school in the coming years, with confidence.
We know it's our first long weekend since June and many of us are itching to hit the roads, but there's no need to rush. Make sure to slow down, buckle up and have a plan so that you can arrive safely to wherever you're going. 💖
If you're getting behind the wheel:
🌧 Drive to conditions
↔️ Keep a safe following distance
😇 Be patient with other drivers
☕️ Take regular breaks to stay alert
⌚️ Allow plenty of time
👉 Use that indicator!
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