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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59.7% Yes, five days is not enough59.7% Complete
14.3% No, I never use mine up anyway14.3% Complete
25.9% Entitlement should be assessed on a case-by-case basis25.9% Complete
In this week’s issue we say August is the ideal time to sow eggplants. Plus keep your guard up against cold weather, choose flowers to grow from seed, get a move on with chillies and capsicums, start sowing basil and trick coriander seedlings.
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Use plastic animal figurines to make fun and easy projects for your home painted with Resene testpots. Colourful bookends and fun jar lids.
Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene.
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Bee Card is your new prepay card for CityLink Whangārei buses that will make travel by bus easier and smarter. Order your FREE card before 31 August.
While cash is still accepted on board, Bee Card has been locally customised in a bid to offer passengers a faster, more convenient service.
The cards can be ordered, activated and topped up online at BeeCard.co.nz.Or, you can pick one up from regional council’s Water Street office. Bee Cards are also available from the Rose St bus terminal (staff are available to top up Bee Cards Monday to Friday from 7.30am to 5.30pm). Bee Cards will cost $5 from 1 September 2020.