266 days ago

Poll: Do you support a sugar tax?

Brittany Keogh Reporter from Western Leader

Hi neighbours, an international report has ranked NZ's child obesity rate second-worst in the OECD with 39 per cent of Kiwi kids overweight or obese. Unicef is now calling for the Government to introduce a sugar tax to curb the problem. Would you support this? What do you think needs to be done about child obesity? Read the full story here: www.stuff.co.nz...

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Do you support a sugar tax?
  • 38.7% Yes
    38.7% Complete
  • 25.8% No, the Government shouldn't police what people eat
    25.8% Complete
  • 32.3% No, education would be more effective than a tax
    32.3% Complete
  • 3.2% Other (I'll tell you in the comments)
    3.2% Complete
62 votes
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10 hours ago

How much should your council rates rise?

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, With one week until Auckland Councillors decide this year's rates rise, and the size of the Covid-19 hit Emergency Budget, public feedback on rates is fairly evenly split. How much do you think your's should rise? Read the story below:

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7 hours 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?
  • 57.7% Yes, five days is not enough
    57.7% Complete
  • 13.6% No, I never use mine up anyway
    13.6% Complete
  • 28.7% Entitlement should be assessed on a case-by-case basis
    28.7% Complete
1111 votes
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