38 days ago

Shop opens, then lockdown - what do you think?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

Laura Welsby is determined to keep her plastic-free wholefoods store Forward Whangarei running, despite the coronavirus lockdown hitting just one week after the store opened. The shop uses reuseable jars so customers can grab zero-waste foods. What do you think? Would you use this shopping method?

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1 day ago

Do you think golliwogs should be sold at local markets?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

Kerikeri's Old Packhouse Market will no longer have golliwogs for sale, after complaints the dolls are a racist stereotype of black people. But some people say the dolls are a harmless reminder of childhood. What do you think?

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2 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?
  • 60.3% Yes, five days is not enough
    60.3% Complete
  • 13.7% No, I never use mine up anyway
    13.7% Complete
  • 26% Entitlement should be assessed on a case-by-case basis
    26% Complete
3456 votes
1 day ago

Dunedin's coast: NZ's little slice of "Bali" is full of wildlife

Trupti Biradar Reporter from Stuff Travel

With sweeping beaches, hidden caves, seals, penguins and albatross - we think this must be the most underrated stretch of New Zealand. Have you been? Read more on the link below.