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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FIREWOOD SALE! 🔥

Jane Freeman from Timberline Contracting Ltd

Buy one cube, get one 1/2 price!

Seroius super savings on our Kiln Dried Pine Offcuts.
Full up your firebox and stay warm with this sweet deal. 

Buy one cube, retailed at $80, and get your second cube for just $40!

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1 day ago

Project to turn Auckland's empty roof space into gardens gets off the ground

Brittany Keogh Reporter from Auckland Stuff

A not-for-profit initiative to turn the empty roofs of Auckland high rises into community gardens has begun.
The project, called Kai in the Sky, is the brainchild of 24-year-old Becky Umbers. Staff from local hospitality businesses, which are struggling because of the pandemic, will tend to the gardens and use the produce grown there for free. Would you tend to and use a roof top garden if they were open to the community?

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5 hours ago

What's On: Dove Catholic Fellowship for Women

Pik Lan from Wattle Downs

Invite you to our meeting. Speaker: Pam Wood. Topic: Gift of Miracles. Hebrew 2:4 God confirmed their testimony with miracles of all kinds. Come and share cuppa. Phone Grace 5773479.
Dove Catholic Fellowship for Women
  • St Anne's Parish Hall