As the Government moves to double employees' sick leave entitlements, a man is calling for a law change to go even further – and allow workers to take a paid day off on their birthday.
When Clifford Hallett blows out the candles on his cake in a couple of weeks, he'll likely wish for an extra leave day to celebrate.
Hallett has launched a petition to Parliament requesting it pass legislation to give all employees that right.
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Two people have died and two are seriously injured after a car went the wrong way down Wellington Urban Motorway early Tuesday morning.
The two people in the second vehicle, which was travelling northbound, sustained critical injuries.
At 7.30am, Police said commuters should expect long delays.
When a worker at her favourite local store asked Georgia Hutchison to wait at the door after she finished shopping, she was confused.
“I thought I was in trouble to be honest,” the mum-of-two said.
So when the staff member returned, carrying a special gift for Hutchison’s son Cayden, she was pleasantly surprised.
Keitha, who works as a greeter at Kmart Petone, had bought Cayden, who has Down syndrome, a doll designed to look like a child with Down syndrome.
She had noticed the “inclusive” dolls were selling out fast and so purchased one for Cayden and stored it in her car until the family, who are regular customers, next visited the shop.
Has anyone ever seen something like the image below in an older Kiwi home? Does anyone remember them from their childhood? These strange slots allowed you to rid yourself of an old razor and never think of it again...but it also meant, years down the track, that someone renovating would be in for a nasty, rusty surprise.
I'm certain I've seen something like this here in Aotearoa-NZ, but can't for the life of me recall where. It was in the back of the medicine cupboard. Let us know if you've seen, had - or have - one in your home.