Waimairi Beach, Christchurch

18 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.

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.

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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?
  • 60.3% Yes, five days is not enough
    60.3% Complete
  • 13.3% No, I never use mine up anyway
    13.3% Complete
  • 26.4% Entitlement should be assessed on a case-by-case basis
    26.4% Complete
3110 votes
6 hours ago

This one’s for you, Aotearoa!

Ryman Healthcare Limited

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

2 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

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4 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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12 hours ago

ST CHADS OP SHOP.

Susanne from St Chad's and St Ambrose Anglican Church of Linwood and Aranui.

We have lots of good quality winter clothing arriving in,lots of bargains at great prices .Come and have a look,WED OR FRIDAY 9--12noon.
If you come on a Friday we have a community lunch in the hall for $3,everyone welcome,please be seated before the time.

14 hours 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!

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21 hours ago

Have you subscribed to our free ezine yet?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Hello gardeners,

In this week’s issue of Get Growing, we discuss the best fruit to grow for preserves and meet the herb expert who’ll help you get a good night’s sleep. Plus harvest cauliflowers; prepare for spring sowing; clear gutters and drains; don’t sacrifice flower buds; and add … View more
Hello gardeners,

In this week’s issue of Get Growing, we discuss the best fruit to grow for preserves and meet the herb expert who’ll help you get a good night’s sleep. Plus harvest cauliflowers; prepare for spring sowing; clear gutters and drains; don’t sacrifice flower buds; and add crunch to salads and snacks.
Follow our guide to plants to sow and grow this month and nominate a Houseplant Hero. Go in the draw for Calathea rufibarba plants and garden gloves from Palmers and be in to win a room makeover from NZ House & Garden and Resene.

Delivered every Friday to your email inbox, Get Growing digital magazine offers seasonal gardening advice from the NZ Gardener magazine's team of experts. Each week we answer all your burning questions on raising fruit and veges and tell you the top tasks to do in your backyard this weekend. Subscribe here:

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21 hours ago

A DIY project using kitchen utensils?!

The Team from Resene ColorShop Shirley

Take retro inspiration from old kitchen utensils that you can no longer use and turn them into cute and quirky artworks!

Make the most of this weekend with this easy project idea from Resene. Find out how to create this quick and easy project yourself

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5 days ago

Plan to kick out Christchurch Archery Club under fire

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

A Christchurch sports club is outraged at plans to boot it out of its home of almost 30 years.

Rawhiti Domain has been the Christchurch Archery Club’s base since 1992, but its lease expires in June 2021​​ and a Christchurch City Council hearings panel does not want a new lease to be granted.… View more
A Christchurch sports club is outraged at plans to boot it out of its home of almost 30 years.

Rawhiti Domain has been the Christchurch Archery Club’s base since 1992, but its lease expires in June 2021​​ and a Christchurch City Council hearings panel does not want a new lease to be granted.

It has instead recommended a month-by-month lease to signal to the club it needs to find “a more appropriate and better site”.

The Waitai/Coastal-Burwood Community Board will have the final say at a meeting on Monday (July 6).

3 days 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.

3 days 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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10 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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3 days ago

Holiday in NZ

EECA

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

EARTHWORK MACHINERY JOB WANTED ASAP

Sharlene from Kainga - Brooklands

WANTED FULL TIME WORK. NO TIME WASTERS PLEASE,I'M A 55 YR OLD HARD WORKING MALE,VERSATILE OPERATOR OF EARTHWORK MACHINERY.IF I DONT NO HOW TO OPERATE SOMETHING DOESN'T TAKE ME LONG TO LEARN.HAVE ALL LICENCES APART FROM TRAILER.MACHANICALLY MINDED.

5 days ago

Police chase golf cart on footpath

Gareth from Burwood

This appears to be dangerous and unwarranted behaviour by police...

WHY...WHY....would you drive a police car onto the footpath to chase something that can't go very fast and isn't going to get away?

The police should have kept their car on the road, and jumped out and just stopped the … View more
This appears to be dangerous and unwarranted behaviour by police...

WHY...WHY....would you drive a police car onto the footpath to chase something that can't go very fast and isn't going to get away?

The police should have kept their car on the road, and jumped out and just stopped the golf cart.

Talk about cowboys!!

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