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3 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?
  • 60.2% Yes, five days is not enough
    60.2% Complete
  • 13.7% No, I never use mine up anyway
    13.7% Complete
  • 26.1% Entitlement should be assessed on a case-by-case basis
    26.1% Complete
4446 votes
4 hours ago

Tonight's Star Party CANCELLED

Jeremy Taylor from Dark Skies Tasman

We had a great star party at Wai-iti Dark Sky Park last night! Sadly, we have to cancel tonight's star party as the forecast is for rain (75% chance) and total cloud cover 😥 we'll do it again in the future though!

2 days ago

Dunedin's coast: NZ's little slice of "Bali" is full of wildlife

Trupti Biradar Reporter from Stuff Travel

With sweeping beaches, hidden caves, seals, penguins and albatross - we think this must be the most underrated stretch of New Zealand. Have you been? Read more on the link below.