381 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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The opening ceremony takes place on Friday (about 11pm NZ time), and the Games will run through until August 8.

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1 day ago

LABOUR GOVERNMENT IS GIVING ITSELF UNPRECEDENTED POWERS OVER LOCAL GOVERNMENT.

Geoff from Kamo

Major changes are in the wind with the Labour government is giving itself unprecedented powers over local government. This is worrying and why KCDC Councillor Bernie Randall and Deputy Chair of the Paraparaumu/Raumati Community Board Guy Burns are calling for local government to be entrenched within the New Zealand Constitution Act.

There are perils ahead regarding the proposed Three Waters project which is being fast-tracked upon local government. This is a project where drinking water, stormwater and waste water will be taken from local councils and administered nationally. There are also big changes signalled to the Resource Management Act as well as a major review into the future of local government. These changes diminish local decision making by giving unprecedented powers to central government......

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2 hours ago

Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship International - Whangarei Chapter- Dinner Outreach July 28th

Jesse from Kamo

Good evening wonderful Men & Woman,


Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship International has a great night planned for Wednesday July 28th.


We have managed to secure Peter Kumar, who resides in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA and has an international Ministry. Peter is only in NZ for 3 months & moves strongly in the gifts of the Holy Spirit.


This is an evening for men and women, so invite a friend along.


The evening will start at 6:45pm and will wrap up around 9:30pm. We will be meeting at the Parish Hall in town (KAMO ROAD, Regent).


Cost is $20 which includes a Fantastic hot dinner meal & dessert


Flier attached.


RSVP by return email or text/call me on 027 860 9520.


We hope to see you there!


Yours in Christ,



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