66 days ago

What are your best water-saving tips for autumn and winter?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

The temperature has dropped and we are getting some showers but the drought is far from over, according to Whangārei District Council, with the area recording its lowest ever rainfall from January to April. Hoses and sprinklers are still banned, with Whangārei's main dam at Whau Valley just 44 per cent full (pictured). What are your best water-saving tips now that we are approaching winter?

Image
More messages from your neighbours
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.

Image
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

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?

Image
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.