McLeans and Coutts Islands, Christchurch

3 days 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.

View more
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.

Image
Should Kiwis be entitled to more sick leave?
  • 60.1% Yes, five days is not enough
    60.1% Complete
  • 13.8% No, I never use mine up anyway
    13.8% Complete
  • 26.2% Entitlement should be assessed on a case-by-case basis
    26.2% Complete
4652 votes
11 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.

Image
5 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.

Image
7 hours ago

NZ new Mercedes Vito 116CDI Diesel 8 seater

Yan Chen from Avonhead

Bought in 2016 from Mecerdes dealer as brand new, 2015 NZ new Mercedes Vito 116CDI, 2.143L, diesel turbo, 8 seater.
55000kms, new wof to July 2021. blue tooth, removable rear seats, very economical to run. very tidy, original plastic cover still on the floor. best family people mover, easy turning… View more
Bought in 2016 from Mecerdes dealer as brand new, 2015 NZ new Mercedes Vito 116CDI, 2.143L, diesel turbo, 8 seater.
55000kms, new wof to July 2021. blue tooth, removable rear seats, very economical to run. very tidy, original plastic cover still on the floor. best family people mover, easy turning into delivery VAN, cruise control, remote central locking, Auto and manual, front and rear air con. day light driving light, parking lights, alloy wheels. asking price 39850NZD or near offer. contact 0211692268

Price: $39,850

2 days 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.

4 days ago

Throwback Thursday

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Countdown supermarket's decision to open 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

Image
19 hours ago

Subscribe to Sunday Star Times

Stuff Ltd

What better way to take a load off than to put your feet up and get inspired with a fresh copy of the Sunday Star-Times each week. For a limited time, when you subscribe to the Sunday Star-Times for just 6 months*, we are giving away a free Gourmet Spice Pack valued at $65 so you can get crafty in … View moreWhat better way to take a load off than to put your feet up and get inspired with a fresh copy of the Sunday Star-Times each week. For a limited time, when you subscribe to the Sunday Star-Times for just 6 months*, we are giving away a free Gourmet Spice Pack valued at $65 so you can get crafty in the kitchen with Raptor Naturals finest flavours.

Call us on 0800 339 000 or click on the button below and use the promo code “SSTRAPTOR” to redeem this special offer now.

Hurry as this offer ends 31st July, 2020!

*T&Cs apply. For full terms and conditions, please visit www.mags4gifts.co.nz
Subscribe Now

Image
19 hours ago

Ready set, get Upcycling!

Resene

It's time to get your creative caps on and put your decorative DIY skills to great use! Resene and Neighbourly are challenging everyday Kiwis like YOU to take part in the Resene Upcycling Awards. Whether it's an old item you've spruced up or something you've found a completely … View moreIt's time to get your creative caps on and put your decorative DIY skills to great use! Resene and Neighbourly are challenging everyday Kiwis like YOU to take part in the Resene Upcycling Awards. Whether it's an old item you've spruced up or something you've found a completely new purpose for, we want to see your creations!

Take part in the 2020 Resene Upcycling Awards. There's four great prizes worth $500 are up for grabs: a $200 Resene voucher and a $300 Prezzy® card!
Get Upcyling now

Image
J
1 day ago

HOSE 🚰

Jo from Papanui

Green curly hose. Good condition . Make an offer

Negotiable

1 day ago
1 day ago

Beautiful end to a long week

Patrick Koot from Elusion Electrical Ltd

With Patrick working in Westport this week the family snuck away to Hanmer for a few nights. Luckily no delays to the job and Patrick managed to join us for a few nights of R and R.

Hanmer is our favourite slice of paradise and would always be happy to travel to hanmer for any jobs for those who … View more
With Patrick working in Westport this week the family snuck away to Hanmer for a few nights. Luckily no delays to the job and Patrick managed to join us for a few nights of R and R.

Hanmer is our favourite slice of paradise and would always be happy to travel to hanmer for any jobs for those who have batches etc.

Back to the office today to catch up on all the office work and catch up on puppy cuddles.

Image
1 day ago

This one’s for you, Aotearoa!

Ryman Healthcare Limited

THANK YOU for coming together as one so we could all stay safe.

1 day ago

Dear Neighbourly

Matthew from Gardenfresh Greengrocer Bishopdale

Hello weekend!
🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞

🍌Crazy Bananas 88c kg🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌
Agria Potato 88c kg 🥔
Juicy Lemons 🍋$1.29🍋
Nz Garlic $9.99🧄🧄🧄
Lots more deals in store and see the friendly team at🤗 Leacroft St where fresh produce tastes … View more
Hello weekend!
🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞

🍌Crazy Bananas 88c kg🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌
Agria Potato 88c kg 🥔
Juicy Lemons 🍋$1.29🍋
Nz Garlic $9.99🧄🧄🧄
Lots more deals in store and see the friendly team at🤗 Leacroft St where fresh produce tastes best!👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌

2 days ago

Let your local businesses know they're appreciated!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Hi everyone, Neighbourly is heading into the final stretch of our Local Likes campaign with only a week to go! You can still be in with a chance to win our last vouchers for your favourite local business by heading to our Local Likes page. All you've got to do is outline how the business … View moreHi everyone, Neighbourly is heading into the final stretch of our Local Likes campaign with only a week to go! You can still be in with a chance to win our last vouchers for your favourite local business by heading to our Local Likes page. All you've got to do is outline how the business helped you or your community and you're in the draw! Ts & Cs apply. Nominate Now!

Image
J
2 days ago

MILAZO boys BIKE🚲🚲

Jo from Papanui

Any offers? Has flat tyres that need pumping up. 2 small rips in the seat, bit of rust here and there but nothing serious. My 8 year old rode it and he's 12 and still fits it so suits that age range

Negotiable

Top