29 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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Visit Chilton this August

Chilton St James School

Discover what it means to be a Chilton girl:

-Come and experience our culture
-Hear about what is on offer in sport, art and music.
-Investigate our learning from Preschool to Year 13
-Learn about Cambridge
-Talk to our wonderful girls
-Open your mind to new possibilities
-Note the date of our Open Days now.
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1 hour ago

75th Anniversary of the End of the Second World War

Ministry of Culture & Heritage

This year, New Zealand will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War on 15 August 2020.

This date marks the historic anniversary of the surrender by Japan, which represented the end of the War in Asia and the Pacific and the culmination of six long years of war across the rest of the world.

The public is invited to attend the national commemorative service, which will take place at 1pm on Saturday 15 August at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park. We recommend arriving by 12.45pm.

The service will also be live streamed. More information is available on the Ministry for Culture and Heritage website.

Image: Government Film Studios. World War II serviceman embraces a woman after his return to Wellington on the Wanganella. Alexander Turnbull Library, ref: 1/2-066955-F.
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9 days ago

Wellington in 3 words

Simone Borgstede from Wellington City Council

Are you a professional aged 25 - 45 living in Wellington? Then we want to hear from you!
What are the 3 words that pop into your mind when you think of Wellington?
We are creating a snapshot of Wellington to help with our future decision making. Don't hold back! Leave your 3 words in the comments below.

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