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.
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.
60.3% Yes, five days is not enough60.3% Complete
13.7% No, I never use mine up anyway13.7% Complete
26% Entitlement should be assessed on a case-by-case basis26% 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.
Just a reminder the casual 500 card group at Upper Hutt library is on again this Sunday, 12th July 1pm to 4pm-come & join in for as long as you like. Suitable for people with some knowledge of the game of 500, partners not needed-just for fun and to meet other people.
Card group operates every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month.
hope to see you there