41 days ago

$1.4m boost to help jobless Queenstown migrants find work

The Team Reporter from Queenstown News

A struggling tourist destination brought to its knees by Covid-19 will get a $1.4 million funding boost to help people find jobs.

Queenstown Lakes is receiving the funding as part of a $36.72m Government package to help regions hard hit by coronavirus.

Queenstown Lakes District Council economic development manager Peter Harris said the money would primarily be used for redeploying or retraining people who had lost their jobs or had hours reduced.

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2 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?
  • 60.3% Yes, five days is not enough
    60.3% Complete
  • 13.5% No, I never use mine up anyway
    13.5% Complete
  • 26.2% Entitlement should be assessed on a case-by-case basis
    26.2% Complete
3199 votes
1 day 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.

4 hours ago

The face and fuss behind the Fergburger success story

The Team Reporter from Queenstown News

Fergburger’s fame might have spread across the globe, but the face behind the food phenomenon operates out of the limelight.

Queenstown’s world-famous Fergburger has hit the headlines again for opening a bar in the middle of an economic bloodbath in the resort town.

But, even the current Covid-19 crisis isn’t standing in the way of Ferg’s expanding empire.

The world-famous Fergburger is now flanked by off-shoot Ferg businesses, with the opening of Ferg’s Bar last week.