26 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?

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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

Slovenia Phone Scam.

John from East Invercargill

Yesterday I had a missed call , I never carry my phone , which surprised me by coming from Slovenia.
I assumed it must be a scam of some sort as I haven't been too any of the old Yugoslavia nor know anyone there. Upon internet checking it was most likely a scam that works this way. A call comes from Slovenia or Serbia or Armenia or others and they let the phone ring twice and hang up. The objective is to get YOU to phone back and see who is calling. If you do you are charged excessive connection and other fees which they pocket and you lose. Moral of the story is if you get a strange call from some country that you have no connection too and they hang up before you can answer DO NOT CALL BACK. If it is important or real the caller will try again until you answer. I assume they would be block calling , ie calling numbers in numerical order.

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4 days ago

Favourite discoveries on NZ travels

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi everyone,
We'd be keen to hear about your discoveries on your recent travels around New Zealand. Were there any small towns, activities or attractions that surprised you, for better or for worse? Did you come across any lesser-know spots you think more Kiwis should check out? Which small towns do you think deserve more visitors than they get? Please remember your comment may be included in an article unless you state that you don't want it to be. Cheers.

14 hours ago

Recycle reuse relove

The Team from Red Cross Shop Invercargill

Hi everyone,
This week, we want to raise awareness about sustainability and how everyone can help reduce waste by simply embracing this idea: Recycle, Reuse, Relove.
RECYCLE
Most of us love shopping and buying something new, but do we also think about the things we throw out?
It’s a shame to send good quality items to landfill when someone else could still reuse and benefit from them.
REUSE
The exciting news is that many people are recycling by giving good stuff to charity, so that others have the opportunity to reuse and relove them.
Give pre-loved items a chance to be reused by donating them to your local Red Cross Shop!
RELOVE
Come in and have a look at the great things we have received in our Red Cross Shops. You might find something to reuse, and even relove.
The best part: every dollar spent in the shop goes to help vulnerable people in communities across New Zealand and around the world.
See you there!