Although government advice is that travel is still restricted, Bus services have increased . Buses are now running a Saturday timetable running Monday – Saturday, with the Sunday service running on Sundays, for most services. The physical distancing requirement will mean that, depending on the vehicle, a smaller number of passengers than usual can be carried. The number will depend on the size of the vehicle, but will generally be between 7 and 11. Timetable information, including modifications to some services, will be updated regularly at metroinfo.co.nz and trip information is available by calling Metroinfo on 03 366 8855.
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.
60.2% Yes, five days is not enough60.2% Complete
13.4% No, I never use mine up anyway13.4% Complete
26.5% Entitlement should be assessed on a case-by-case basis26.5% Complete
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.
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