Update on Auckland Council Facilities in Kaipātiki:
From next week, most council facilities will be open again. Birkenhead Pools, Birkdale Hall and Northcote War Memorial Hall are remaining closed for now, but Kaipātiki Local Board members are actively pushing to have them reopened as soon as possible.
Public Toilets: All are either open now or due to open soon.
* Northcote Library: Open now
* Birkenhead Library: Open from Tuesday 2nd June
* Glenfield Library: Open from Tuesday 2nd June
* ActivZone: Open from Wednesday 3rd June
* Beach Haven Sports Centre: Open from Wednesday 3rd June
* Birkenhead Leisure Centre Fitness & Rock Climbing: Open from Tuesday 2nd June
* Birkenhead Leisure Centre Pools: Opening date to be confirmed
* Glenfield Leisure Centre Fitness: Open now
* Glenfield Leisure Centre Pools: Lane swimming open from Wednesday 3rd June (No leisure swimming, aqua group fitness, spa, sauna, showers)
* Bayview Community Centre: Open now
* Beach Haven Community House: Open now
* Birkdale Community House: Open now
* Birkdale Hall: Opening date to be confirmed
* Glenfield Community Centre: Open now
* Highbury House: Open now
* NorthArt Gallery: Open now
* Northcote War Memorial Hall: Opening date to be confirmed
Council Service Centres (paying rates, enquiries):
* Birkenhead Council Service Centre: Open from Tuesday 2nd June
* Glenfield Council Service Centre: Opening date to be confirmed
* Kaipatiki Local Board Office and Boardroom: Opening date to be confirmed
Early Childhood Centres:
* Birkdale Kauri Kids: Open now
* Beach Haven Kauri Kids: Open now
* Glenfield Leisure Centre Kauri Kids: Open now
More info: ourauckland.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz...
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.
60.1% Yes, five days is not enough60.1% Complete
13.9% No, I never use mine up anyway13.9% Complete
25.9% Entitlement should be assessed on a case-by-case basis25.9% Complete
A market in Kerikeri 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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Help us make a difference to the health of kiwi children.