390 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?
  • 59.7% Yes, five days is not enough
    59.7% Complete
  • 14.3% No, I never use mine up anyway
    14.3% Complete
  • 25.9% Entitlement should be assessed on a case-by-case basis
    25.9% Complete
5716 votes
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11 days ago

Poll: What would be your dream fix up car

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Collision Connect is now in Cambridge!

You can trust us to provide consistent, quality collision repairs for your vehicle. We pride ourselves on our fast turnaround times and getting you back on the road safely and efficiently, without any mucking around.

Come down and see us at 19 Cook Street, Leamington or give us a call on 0800 799 961, we’d love to meet you.
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What would be your dream fix up car
  • 19% 1995 Land Rover Defender 90
    19% Complete
  • 41.7% 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429
    41.7% Complete
  • 6% 1991 Ferrari 348 TS
    6% Complete
  • 33.3% 1962 Jaguar E-Type Convertible
    33.3% Complete
84 votes
14 hours ago

Great Deals Everyday at Heathcotes

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Shop all of your household appliance & technology needs at one of our four Waikato locations or shop online at www.heathcotes.co.nz.
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1 day ago

Meet our Houseplant Hero 2021!

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours,

Please meet Alyce Read of Nelson, who uses her houseplant collection to connect with others and help them overcome mental health challenges. "You wouldn’t take a plant and put it in a dark corner and fail to water it and expect it to thrive. So we should look at ourselves that way," she says. "If we are not thriving in the way that we would wish, it might not be any fault of ours, it might be the conditions that we are under."