Be aware of a thief male in a white van that is stealing large planters off sections. Two large blue round planters were stolen from 10m inside my property last thursday in Harbourside Drive, Karaka. Apparently Police say this guy has been very active. REport any suspicious single males in white vans, he obviously watches to know when you are out. This CREEP doesn't realize one pot contains the ashes of 4 beloved pets in plastic wrapped containers, and the other contains the last birthday present given to me by my mother before she died, it is a Today, Tomorrow and Yesterday shrub, it comes out in purple, lilac and mauve flowers......I call it my 'Forget me Not' tree. You thieves don't know the damage you do, and you probably don't care.
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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59.3% Yes, five days is not enough59.3% Complete
13.8% No, I never use mine up anyway13.8% Complete
26.9% Entitlement should be assessed on a case-by-case basis26.9% Complete
This is the changing face of housing in our suburbs as determined by Auckland's Unitary Plan. But this pioneering project in Sandringham is for renters, not buyers.
In this week’s issue of Get Growing, we discuss the best fruit to grow for preserves and meet the herb expert who’ll help you get a good night’s sleep. Plus harvest cauliflowers; prepare for spring sowing; clear gutters and drains; don’t sacrifice flower buds; and add crunch to salads and snacks.
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