36 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?

To read more, click here.

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Should Kiwis be entitled to more sick leave?
  • 59.7% Yes, five days is not enough
    59.7% Complete
  • 14.3% No, I never use mine up anyway
    14.3% Complete
  • 25.9% Entitlement should be assessed on a case-by-case basis
    25.9% Complete
5716 votes
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1 day ago

"TARANAKI MIDWEEK" MISSED DELIVERIES DOWN OMATA ROAD FOR 3 WEEKS CONTINUOUS THIS JULY/AUGUST 2020!

Heather from Westown

I've just found out about this 'Home of Football'! I must be missing something - probably because I keep missing my "Midweek" newspaper - I have to chase it up nearly every week, finally got one on Sat. but they missed me for 3 weeks running! SO 'STUFF', CAN YOU PLEASE RECTIFY THIS APALLING STATE OF AFFAIRS?? and its the same for everyone on my ROAD and it means we don't get any Community news at all!! Come on, if you want to be a Real Source of News, and an Advertiser of Commercial/NGO's Products, then you have to get the Distribution sorted AND RELIABLE! And if necessary, PAY MORE TO YOUR DELIVERY PERSONS AS REQUIRED! (We have done this work with our children over the years and we know that the 'pay' is a PITTANCE!)

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Did you know it's time to get eggplants started?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

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.

Follow our guide to spring soil preparation and nominate a gardening hero for Ryman Healthcare Gardener of the Year. Plus go in the draw for $35 vouchers from Awapuni Nurseries and sensational new peace lilies from Gellert’s.

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10 hours ago

Free Low E double glazing upgrade from Plus to Max for Super Gold card members

RetroFit Double Glazing - Hawkes Bay

If you’re a super gold card holder and are thinking about getting retrofit double glazing check out this great special! All you need to do is request a free quote in August and book a summer install and you can get a free upgrade! Get your free measure and quote here or call us on 0800 658 658. Terms apply click here to view

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