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
Another $12.5 million is to be spent on 'cleaning up' the Lake. Thats over and above the already spent $7 million plus on a 'clean up' that never achieved results. It seems strange that Horowhenua District Council intend spending this money whilst at the same time nitrite spilloffs will continue to pour into the lake, from agricultural and dairying practices in the surrounding area. Alongside that in the Adoption of the Annual Plan 2020, HDC plan that 'Council officers continue working towards acquiring a discharge consent for stormwater from Councils stormwater network to Lake Horowhenua from Horizons Regional Council'. Does anyone besides me find that counterproductive to spend so much money on a Lake cleanup while continuing to pour heavy metals and other contaminants into the Lake?
Water and Environmental Care will meet on Sunday 16th August at 2.30pm. St Mary's Church Hall, cnr Cambridge and Mancheter Street. Three elected Horizons Regional Council will speak on the Horowhenua area relating to the environment, including the Chairperson Rachel Keedwell. There will be time for questions. Ph 06 3679891
Our endangered native plant is showing off again!