36 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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Lynda from Army Bay

Recently dog had its trachea crushed from being dragged along on a lead, leading to coughing, inability to swallow food and very expensive vet bills or death. Think twice people ,don’t drag or choke your dog when walking. Choker chains are not good either. Use treats and praise, and give them some space. There is no reason for this cruelty. None at all. If you can’t control your pet kindly, don’t get one.

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Did you know it's time to get eggplants started?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

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21 hours ago

Coronavirus: Where to get tested

Caroline Williams Reporter from Auckland Stuff

A raft of new coronavirus testing centres have opened across Auckland following the confirmation of a new community cluster in south Auckland.
Following the announcement on Tuesday night, the Northern Regional Health Co-ordination Centre recorded over 7800 Covid-19 tests on Wednesday, beating the previous record of 6407 tests on June 23.
Anyone experiencing cold or flu-like symptoms should seek to get a free Covid-19 test at their local general practice, urgent care clinic or one of Auckland's 15 community testing centres.
Click 'read more' for a full list of testing centres, including addresses and opening hours.

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