33 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?
  • 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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9 hours ago

Toastmasters!

Sally from Whangamata

Hi neighbours!

Becoming more confident speakers and leaders, meeting lifelong friends, learning interesting things, getting more connected to your local community…. Toastmasters.
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Come along to one of our Toastmasters meetings as a guest and see what it’s all about. We are all learning, just like you 👏🏻
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🏠 Our next meeting is on Thursday 13th August at 7pm at the St. James Church Hall in Thames. There is also a club in Whitianga that meets on Tuesdays.
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There is more information on the Thames Toastmasters Facebook page and website. Any questions let us know, or just come along. We look forward to welcoming you ☀️☀️

Sally Grant
027 296 8585

19 hours ago

There’s lots of ways to support people with cancer this Daffodil Day

Cancer Society

As the Cancer Society’s 30th Daffodil Day approaches you can choose to give in many more ways than ever before.

This year especially, we wanted to make it easier to donate to our street appeal for those that won’t be out and about or aren’t carrying cash. Every dollar makes a difference in helping provide free support for people with cancer and their whānau.”

The newest way to donate is with the Cancer Society’s digital experience called ‘My Daffodil’. This can be found at www.daffodilday.org.nz. You can also donate via a QR code that will be displayed on daffodils during the street appeal on Friday 28 August.

Thank you for your support, we appreciate it!
Donate now

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