79 days ago

You're invited : Hauora at Home

Green Prescription Canterbury

Please join our Green Prescription team for Hauora at Home - a FREE 28 day well-being calendar.

Simply phone 0800 22 84 83 for your calendar and free one-on-one consultation.

Being active is so important to our physical and emotional health. Call us today to connect with our team with expertise in supporting you to be active and keep well in isolation.

Free service for Cantabrians
Ongoing support with activity programme
Optional nutrition support
Links to activities and inspiration for yourself or your whanau

Our team of health advisors is Christchurch, Ashburton and Timaru based. Talk to someone who understands. We look forward to hearing from you.
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1 day 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?
  • 59.4% Yes, five days is not enough
    59.4% Complete
  • 13.3% No, I never use mine up anyway
    13.3% Complete
  • 27.4% Entitlement should be assessed on a case-by-case basis
    27.4% Complete
2539 votes
3 days ago

Christchurch recycling in a mess as hundreds of tonnes sent needlessly to landfill

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Christchurch has not managed to get its recycling correct for a single day in the past nine weeks, leaving hundreds of tonnes needlessly being sent to landfill.

Council rubbish collectors have had to dump contaminated residential yellow bin waste every day since May 4, when recycling facility EcoCentral reopened after the coronavirus lockdown.

In that time 635 truckloads of recycling have had to be thrown away – almost half of what has been collected, or about 3175 tonnes. The problem, caused by people throwing non-recyclable waste into their yellow bins, has cost ratepayers about $635,000. Read more here.

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2 hours ago

Dunedin's coast: NZ's little slice of "Bali" is full of wildlife

Trupti Biradar Reporter from Stuff Travel

With sweeping beaches, hidden caves, seals, penguins and albatross - we think this must be the most underrated stretch of New Zealand. Have you been? Read more on the link below.