The SkyCity fire is continuing to burn on Wednesday morning - with severe gales and rain forecast. There have been major road closures and bus timetable changes. Make sure you're up to date with the latest:
TRAFFIC: Due to major traffic delays expected in central Auckland, we are advising Aucklanders to avoid unnecessary travel into the city centre," says Auckland Transport spokesperson John Nottage.
"If you can work from home or from a non-central location, or start work later in the day, we recommend you do so. More updates here.
PUBLIC TRANSPORT: Auckland Transport says detours are affecting the NX2 22A, 22N, 22R, 221X, 223X, 24B, 24R, 24W, 243X, 248X, 82, 802, 923, 75, 18, 151X, 171X, 172X, 195X, 209, 105, 106, 110, 125X, 129, 132, 132X, 133, 133X, 134 InnerLink and OuterLink bus services. There are also changes to bus stops.
-The SkyCity carpark was expected to open this morning and customers whose cars were stuck in the carpark on Tuesday night wouldn't be charged for the extra day.
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?
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57.7% Yes, five days is not enough57.7% Complete
13.6% No, I never use mine up anyway13.6% Complete
28.7% Entitlement should be assessed on a case-by-case basis28.7% Complete
Quote "Coronavirus: How isolation breach trumps National's privacy botchup." Such is the heading of an obvious Nat supporter. The two so called botch ups are in no way related. The isolation breach was by a person breaking the law and who surely knew better. Instructions in writing are given to all those in quarantine and are quite clear. His breaking the law is not the government's failure. National's privacy botchup was clearly intended to undermine the government and it back fired. Just like Mr Woodhouse's claim who made serious mischievous inventions. The heading is often all people read but to be fair the article more accurately does relate more honest detail.
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