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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59.7% Yes, five days is not enough59.7% Complete
14.3% No, I never use mine up anyway14.3% Complete
25.9% Entitlement should be assessed on a case-by-case basis25.9% Complete
We'd be keen to hear about your discoveries on your recent travels around New Zealand. Were there any small towns, activities or attractions that surprised you, for better or for worse? Did you come across any lesser-know spots you think more Kiwis should check out? Which small towns do you think deserve more visitors than they get? Please remember your comment may be included in an article unless you state that you don't want it to be. Cheers.
THINK YOU CAN'T SING??? 🎤
So what! That won't stop you having a whale of a time during "Porowhita" - community singing to learn meaningful whakatauki, interwoven with beautiful melodies and sung with a cool group of people (who may or may not be able to sing!) Join us for our inaugural workshop (link in first comment) - or sing up to get updates for future events in case you can't make the date!
Nau mai ki te Porowhita - next Thursday, 7.30pm at Remutaka Baptist
. I'll see you there!
This week, we want to raise awareness about sustainability and how everyone can help reduce waste by simply embracing this idea: Recycle, Reuse, Relove.
Most of us love shopping and buying something new, but do we also think about the things we throw out?
It’s a shame to send good quality items to landfill when someone else could still reuse and benefit from them.
The exciting news is that many people are recycling by giving good stuff to charity, so that others have the opportunity to reuse and relove them.
Give pre-loved items a chance to be reused by donating them to your local Red Cross Shop!
Come in and have a look at the great things we have received in our Red Cross Shops. You might find something to reuse, and even relove.
The best part: every dollar spent in the shop goes to help vulnerable people in communities across New Zealand and around the world.