52 days ago

Agri-supplier's sustainable packaging leading the way for farming sector

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Northern Outlook

A North Canterbury farm supplier is phasing out plastic packaging in favour of paper as it aims to help the agriculture industry become much greener.

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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?
  • 60.3% Yes, five days is not enough
    60.3% Complete
  • 13.7% No, I never use mine up anyway
    13.7% Complete
  • 26% Entitlement should be assessed on a case-by-case basis
    26% Complete
3993 votes
3 hours ago

Student mufti day boosts local food bank

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Northern Outlook

Four "wonderful and empathetic" year 8 students at Rangiora Borough School organised a mufti day with a difference for the last day of term 2.
Ella Paterson, Paige Allen, Sophia George and Addison Spragg encouraged each student to bring a non-perishable grocery item.
More than 600 items were then presented to the Rangiora Salvation Army food bank.

Well done girls!

1 day ago

Beef to swap

Jenny from Kaiapoi

Morning everyone, We have had a beef done and have far to much for us anyone have any swaps out there, Please pm me if you do,