34 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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3 hours ago

What moving to level 2 means for the rest of NZ

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

On Tuesday night, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced there were four new Covid-19 cases in the community.

Auckland moved into level 3 at midday on Wednesday, and the rest of the country into level 2.

Kiwis outside of Auckland can still continue to go to work and school, with physical distancing, and are advised to wear masks in public.

Businesses can open to the public if they are following public health guidance, which includes physical distancing and record keeping.

In terms of gatherings, New Zealanders must not travel to events with more than 100 people. This includes weddings, birthdays, funerals and tangihanga.

The Government advises all Kiwis to practise good hygiene and stay home if sick.

For more information on what the different alert levels mean for you, click here.

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4 hours ago

Wanaka home fetches $630,000

Property Sale Alert from homes.co.nz

A three-bedroom house at 194 Stone Street in Wanaka has sold for $630,000.

At 120sqm the home is much smaller than most homes in the suburb, which has a median size of 204sqm.

This property sold on June 16, 2020. Its capital valuation is $590,000. The median CV in Wanaka is $940,000.

This information is courtesy of homes.co.nz. It becomes available as soon the sale is processed by the local council. This can sometimes take up to three months.

4 hours ago

Wanaka property goes for $1.2 million

Property Sale Alert from homes.co.nz

A house on Jessies Crescent in Wanaka has sold for $1.2 million.

At 262sqm the home is bigger than most homes in the suburb, which has a median size of 204sqm.

The house at No. 15 was sold on June 30, 2020. It has five-bedrooms and three bathrooms. Its capital valuation is $1.2 million, compared with the median CV in the suburb of $940,000.

This information is courtesy of homes.co.nz. It becomes available as soon the sale is processed by the local council. This can sometimes take up to three months.