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11 hours 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?

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Should Kiwis be entitled to more sick leave?
  • 58.7% Yes, five days is not enough
    58.7% Complete
  • 13.6% No, I never use mine up anyway
    13.6% Complete
  • 27.7% Entitlement should be assessed on a case-by-case basis
    27.7% Complete
1594 votes
1 hour ago

What's On: Dawn to Dusk

Bridget from Pukerua Bay

Join us as we celebrate the beauty of our region, through Choral music, Photographic art and poetry. Experience nature and humanity…..from dawn to dusk…. Photography by Brett Hayvice.
Dawn to Dusk
  • Te Raukura ki Kapiti
3 hours ago

Cutting Down a tree at 21 Lewisville Terrace

Rob from Thorndon

It was terribly sad today to watch one of the most beautiful deciduous trees in Thorndon getting chopped down. A birch tree in the garden of No 21 Lewisville Terrace. It shone like a lovely yellow beacon through the Autumn months, and probably cheered up a few souls through the Covid lockdown.

I know it wasn't a WCC heritage tree, but it would be great to know what criteria was used to remove such a magnificent specimen. And great if we could build a community approach towards identifying and proposing some protection towards the best trees that exist in our neighbourhood.