A Wellington man has completed an ultramarathon during the lockdown without even leaving his suburb.
Simon Lawson, 25, was running 56 kilometres for the memory of his "second mother", covering one kilometre for every year of her life by running the streets of Whitby.
Locked down, Lawson found himself unable to visit the family when their mother, Monique, passed away on Sunday last week.
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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59.9% Yes, five days is not enough59.9% Complete
13.6% No, I never use mine up anyway13.6% Complete
26.5% Entitlement should be assessed on a case-by-case basis26.5% Complete
Joe Joe is a cuddly moggie who needs a home. His humans are moving overseas at the end of the month. They had a few options for rehoming Joe Joe but they've all not worked out unfortunately. They are looking for a permanent home for him. They were considering a temporary home and then getting him relocated. However with COVID-19, this is not likely to happen anytime soon so would be better if he had a permanent home. Joe Joe's humans are willing to pay for an annual vet check and his food. Please contact Luke at email@example.com .
Some details about JoeJoe:
* Just over 10 years old.
* Cuddly boy who looks just like Mog the Cat from the storybooks.
* Not on any meds.
* Eats Royal Canin dry Anallergenic to stop him getting itchy skin.
* Very friendly cat, great with people and children.
* Has lived with other cats in the past.
* Loves sleeping by the fire and cuddles.
* Loves his food.
* Currently living in Aro Valley.
I occasionally feed Joe Joe and he's a very cute cat who looks like Mog reincarnated! Posting this as his humans aren't on Neighbourly. Thanks.
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