How about checking out Steve the Sheep?
The woolly Waikato celebrity is bringing some laughs to his flock of followers, and his own family, helping to break the coronavirus lockdown boredom around the world.
Steve the Sheep lives in the shearing capital of New Zealand, Te Kūiti, and was adopted as a lamb to be a "lawn mower" for his family's back yard. Read more here.
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.
60.2% Yes, five days is not enough60.2% Complete
13.9% No, I never use mine up anyway13.9% Complete
25.9% Entitlement should be assessed on a case-by-case basis25.9% Complete
A property in Frankton has sold for 48 per cent more than its capital valuation (CV). The property at No. 16 Tainui Street fetched $935,000, well above its $630,000 valuation.
At 190sqm the home is bigger than most homes in the suburb, which has a median size of 120sqm.
This home sold on May 12, 2020.
This information is courtesy of homes.co.nz. It becomes available as soon the sale is processed by the local council. This can sometimes take up to three months.
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