A Puerto Rican couple who "adopted" a Kaikōura grandma during lockdown have sparked a movement to help more of the town's elderly residents.
Efrain Vega de Varona and Ingrid Marie Rivera, who normally reside in Los Angeles, had the "immense pleasure" of getting stuck in Kaikōura as the global coronavirus pandemic hit, and decided to volunteer in the community.
Each week during the lockdown, they called 91-year-old Nat for her shopping list and delivered the items to her door.
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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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60.3% Yes, five days is not enough60.3% Complete
13.7% No, I never use mine up anyway13.7% Complete
26% Entitlement should be assessed on a case-by-case basis26% Complete
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!
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