The Balanced Dog's fundraiser this year is to benefit Second Chance Dog Rescue. The entire event is built on "Second Chances" - bring a secondhand item in one of these categories to swap: toys, women's accessories, DIY, craft supplies, DVDs, books, CDs, or homeware.
Each ticket includes a fixed menu pizza lunch (cash bar) and a chance at winning a raffle prize. Additional raffle tickets may be purchased for $1 each. You must be present to win. We are also taking donations of used items for dogs which will be donated directly to the rescue.
Ticket sales finish on 17th May to allow us to order the food; $25 per adult; $15 for child under 12. Ph 03 354 0298 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
59.9% Yes, five days is not enough59.9% Complete
13.2% No, I never use mine up anyway13.2% Complete
27% Entitlement should be assessed on a case-by-case basis27% Complete
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.
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.