Huntsbury, Christchurch

17 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.

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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
  • 13.6% No, I never use mine up anyway
    13.6% Complete
  • 27% Entitlement should be assessed on a case-by-case basis
    27% Complete
1896 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 … View more
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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1 day ago

Security lights

Eric from Woolston

Can anyone tell me how to adjust my security lights during the day to work at night.

20 hours ago

Throwback Thursday

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Countdown supermarket's decision to open its new Christchurch store on New Year's Eve 1990 caused traffic to back up over the Sydenham overbridge as far as Brougham St.

Photo: Don Scott/The Press

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1 day ago

Generation Pandemic: How has Covid-19 affected your children?

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

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… View moreThis 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 kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz, 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.

1 day ago

Ask an expert: get answers to your DIY questions

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, have you had a DIY disaster you need to fix or are you keen to tackle some home improvements but don't know where to start? Well, help is at hand.

Send us your questions about your DIY or decorating dilemmas, including photos if you can, and we'll ask an expert for their… View more
Hey neighbours, have you had a DIY disaster you need to fix or are you keen to tackle some home improvements but don't know where to start? Well, help is at hand.

Send us your questions about your DIY or decorating dilemmas, including photos if you can, and we'll ask an expert for their advice on where to start with your project, any tips and tricks they can share to help you get a great finish - or how you can fix things up if they've already gone wrong! Click here to submit your questions, or email us at homed@stuff.co.nz.

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1 day ago

After School Programme places available!

Bev from Woolston

Are you looking for work and need a positive, safe childcare environment? Have you enrolled to study and need care after school? Would your child benefit from extra-curricular activities?
We have over 30 years experience and are Ministry of Social Development approved.
Call 3894448 or email … View more
Are you looking for work and need a positive, safe childcare environment? Have you enrolled to study and need care after school? Would your child benefit from extra-curricular activities?
We have over 30 years experience and are Ministry of Social Development approved.
Call 3894448 or email w.dp@xtra.co.nz for further information

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9 days ago

South Island petrol prices plummet

Anna Williams Reporter from The Press

Christchurch is leading the country in petrol price falls – but the AA is asking why it didn't happen sooner.

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2 days ago

Holiday in NZ

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Need a break? Live more with less energy. Explore our NZ paradise, and enjoy a low-carbon holiday. Find out more

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3 days ago

Piano Accordian 18 bass in excellent condition ,Hardly used great for a learner

Jill from Cashmere

This has hardly been used ,It is a Parrot .have to sell as am shifting .Offers accepted.

Price: $35

3 days ago

Share a local story with your neighbours.

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Hi neighbours!
Do you know of a story around your neighbourhood that hasn't hit the front-page yet? Is there someone in your suburb who really embodies the Neighbourly spirit and deserves for their story to be told? Maybe it’s a local hero who's remained humble. Even if it's … View more
Hi neighbours!
Do you know of a story around your neighbourhood that hasn't hit the front-page yet? Is there someone in your suburb who really embodies the Neighbourly spirit and deserves for their story to be told? Maybe it’s a local hero who's remained humble. Even if it's anything that you think the nation needs to know, comment on our post below!

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3 days ago

WINTER CLOTHING DRIVE FOR HOSPICE ** URGENT NEED❄️🌨☔️

Mel Hubber (Lowen) from House of Travel Ferrymead

We support our Christchurch hospice and they have just advised us they are absolutely desperate for winter stock (winter only – they have no storage for summer stock right now). They don’t mind if it’s 1 jersey or 10 items, they just need the stock and as fast as possible.

If you have any … View more
We support our Christchurch hospice and they have just advised us they are absolutely desperate for winter stock (winter only – they have no storage for summer stock right now). They don’t mind if it’s 1 jersey or 10 items, they just need the stock and as fast as possible.

If you have any winter clothing that you would like to donate to help raise some much need money for hospice then please feel free to drop any items into our office @ House of Travel Ferrymead, 987 Ferry Road BY Thursday 16 July for collection!


Thank you

3 days ago

How eco-friendly is your grocery shopping?

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Most of us like to think we're doing what we can to lessen our impact on the environment, but how green is your weekly shop?

Beyond the eco-swaps you’ve probably already made, here are some of … View more
Most of us like to think we're doing what we can to lessen our impact on the environment, but how green is your weekly shop?

Beyond the eco-swaps you’ve probably already made, here are some of the least eco-friendly grocery store items to steer clear of next time you're loading up your trolley, with minimal disruption to your routine.

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3 days ago

Want to help New Zealand recover?

Student Job Search

Keen to support your community and whānau?

Enjoy diverse and challenging work?

Are you a recent graduate or about to graduate?

It’s a time of unprecedented change with Covid-19 so we are looking for graduates from all degree backgrounds who truly want to make a difference to New … View more
Keen to support your community and whānau?

Enjoy diverse and challenging work?

Are you a recent graduate or about to graduate?

It’s a time of unprecedented change with Covid-19 so we are looking for graduates from all degree backgrounds who truly want to make a difference to New Zealand and New Zealanders.

The GovTechTalent graduate programme in Wellington gives you the opportunity to change things for the better, while also shaping your own career path so don’t get left behind - apply for GovTechTalent today!
Learn more

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4 days ago

It's fantastic having such conscientious owners!

Ruby Housing from Ruby Housing

It's fantastic having such conscientious owners! We're delighted to know that you've enjoyed our Property Management service that we've worked hard on.
www.rubyhousing.co.nz...

If you are a landlord looking for a reliable property manager to rent out your properties, contact … View more
It's fantastic having such conscientious owners! We're delighted to know that you've enjoyed our Property Management service that we've worked hard on.
www.rubyhousing.co.nz...

If you are a landlord looking for a reliable property manager to rent out your properties, contact us today to find out how we can help. 03-379 5033

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5 days ago

Accountant help wanted

Pixie from Woolston

I'm needing some help with doing my taxes for being a sole trader.

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