38 days ago

Winter

The Team from Wellington Water

Winter is here, or coming, depending on what you believe in. But whether you believe it starts on June 1st, with the winter solstice on June 21st, or when the weather packs in, now is a good time to prepare for more rain by making sure the grates over stormwater sumps (drains) in your street and on your property are free of rubbish and leaves.

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More messages from your neighbours
1 minute ago

Wellington Children's Hospital Mobile Phone Appeal

Kathryn from Clouston Park - Kingsley Heights

Hi Everyone

We really want to be able to donate a lot of money to the Wellington Children's Hospital Medical Equipment Fund but need your help!!

Please donate any old/broken/unwanted mobile phones into one of the places listed in the attached flyer.

Check the back of the junk drawer/ under the bed/ in the garage, and any other place that might accumulated unwanted electronic items. We do take other e-waste items, but they will need to be dropped off at our warehouse/shop at 1 King Charles Drive, Kingsley Heights, Upper Hutt. Hours we are open are Monday - Friday 10 am - 6 pm, & Saturday 10 am - 4 pm.

Please share this post with your friends and neighbours and lets see how much we can donate to the Children's Hospital Fund.

If you would like to donate money straight to the Wellington Children's Hospital here is the link to their donations page: whf.org.nz...

Thanks

Kathryn

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1 day 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?
  • 59.2% Yes, five days is not enough
    59.2% Complete
  • 13.6% No, I never use mine up anyway
    13.6% Complete
  • 27.2% Entitlement should be assessed on a case-by-case basis
    27.2% Complete
2424 votes
2 hours ago

Have you subscribed to our free ezine yet?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Hello gardeners,

In this week’s issue of Get Growing, we discuss the best fruit to grow for preserves and meet the herb expert who’ll help you get a good night’s sleep. Plus harvest cauliflowers; prepare for spring sowing; clear gutters and drains; don’t sacrifice flower buds; and add crunch to salads and snacks.
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