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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6 hours ago

Quiz Night

Glenna Neighbourly Lead from Hataitai

Bookings through www.trybooking.co.nz...
Purchase quiz entry ($15) + an optional prepaid meal ($25).(Fish n Chips, Rump Steak, Chicken Schnitzel, Mushroom Risotto) which includes garlic bread.We have spot prizes and an auction of terrific bundles of items. Bring cash to buy blue spots.
Meal at 6pm; Quiz at 7pm; Auction at 8pm; last quiz rounds after that.
We thank you for your support which raises funds for the redevelopment of the Hataitai Centre (former Bowling Club).
On Friday 21 August 2020 at 6:00pm meal and quiz at 7pm.

LOCATION
The Realm Restaurant
7 Moxham Avenue, Hataitai, Wellington, 6021

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7 hours ago

NumberWorks'nWords Arcade

NumberWorks'nWords Kilbirnie

Check out NumberWorks’nWords for a gallery of fun games for practicing and consolidating Maths and English skills. The games help to reinforce the concepts taught in our tutoring sessions and make learning fun!

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8 hours ago

Taita College old boy couldn't find Loch Ness monster, reveals secrets of tuatara instead

Kate Green Reporter from Dominion Post

For the scientist who embarked on a hunt for the Loch Ness monster, and more recently sequenced the genome of the tuatara, his love of science and animals began in the Hutt Valley.

Neil Gemmell graduated Dux of Taita College in 1984, and credited his teachers for instilling a love of science in him.

People probably wouldn’t be surprised to hear he was still chasing answers to this kind of mystery.

“I was a bit of a nerd,” he laughed.

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