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4 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
  • 13.9% No, I never use mine up anyway
    13.9% Complete
  • 25.9% Entitlement should be assessed on a case-by-case basis
    25.9% Complete
4896 votes
1 day ago

Learn to Play Bridge. A reminder.

David from Atawhai

To learn how to play this great card game, come to the next series of lessons on Mondays from 20 July at 7pm.
At Nelson Bridge Club, 21 Haven Rd (by Anzac Park), Nelson.
Free introductory session followed by lessons on Mondays for 10 weeks.
Come on your own or with a partner.
Contact Helen 545 0308 or email

15 hours ago

Save the Maitai Campaign

Tony from Maitai

Nelson City Council wish to allow a 500 house subdivision in the Maitai Valley.....