Hi neighbours, a West Auckland man has had a heart attack after he was prevented from visiting his partner's dying father by coronavirus travel restrictions. Billie Penerata, from New Lynn, has been in hospital and undergone surgery. He believes stress related to being separated from his Australian partner and dealing with Australia's Home Affairs department caused his heart trouble.
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:
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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59.8% Yes, five days is not enough59.8% Complete
13% No, I never use mine up anyway13% Complete
27.2% Entitlement should be assessed on a case-by-case basis27.2% 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?