Just asking if anyone in the Whakatane Edgecumbe area know if we have any maori takiwatanga whanau support groups? (maori based autism groups) were whanau can come together and mingle with other whanau and exchange idea or a space where we can bring our tamariki together that is autism safe, relaxing can experience maori culture in their own way? I'm just asking as if we don't i would like to try organise something like that.
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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59.4% Yes, five days is not enough59.4% Complete
13.5% No, I never use mine up anyway13.5% Complete
27.1% Entitlement should be assessed on a case-by-case basis27.1% Complete
This week we're looking at how the pandemic will affect our children and their resilience. The Sunday Star-Times wants to hear from children about how they've been impacted by Covid-19 and lockdown. Perhaps they've learned more about hand washing and germs, or maybe they want to talk about having mum or dad home more often, or learning from home. Kids can write a sentence or two to be included in print by emailing email@example.com, by Friday, July 10, at 5pm. Their first names and ages may be used in print. Parents, if you're happy for your children to be photographed please let us know.
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