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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.

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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?
  • 60.2% Yes, five days is not enough
    60.2% Complete
  • 13.8% No, I never use mine up anyway
    13.8% Complete
  • 26.1% Entitlement should be assessed on a case-by-case basis
    26.1% Complete
4558 votes
7 hours ago

Tonight's Star Party CANCELLED

Jeremy Taylor from Dark Skies Tasman

We had a great star party at Wai-iti Dark Sky Park last night! Sadly, we have to cancel tonight's star party as the forecast is for rain (75% chance) and total cloud cover 😥 we'll do it again in the future though!

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.

18 hours ago

Subscribe to Sunday Star Times

Stuff Ltd

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18 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

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21 hours ago

Keeping warm isn’t easy

Miriam Gratton from Nelson Bays ME CFS FM - Motueka Support Group

Most of us are affected by the cooler whether, and families, friends don’t always understand how we react. Please be patient.

21 hours ago

Mid Winter Luncheon at TOAD HALL

Miriam Gratton from Motueka Ladies Probus

34 members joined in fellowship for a delicious meal on Friday 10th July. Served by professional staff and management. A great lot of chatter in the warm atmosphere whilst we ate and chattered for nearly 2 hours. Our oldest member is close to 96 years old and is 1 of our 3 Life Members. Our … View more34 members joined in fellowship for a delicious meal on Friday 10th July. Served by professional staff and management. A great lot of chatter in the warm atmosphere whilst we ate and chattered for nearly 2 hours. Our oldest member is close to 96 years old and is 1 of our 3 Life Members. Our youngest are in their 60’s.

1 day ago

Canary’s

Stacey from Upper Moutere

Hi,
does anyone have any canary’s for sale?
Thanks

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.

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!

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2 days ago

Waimea Inlet work given financial boost

Cherie Sivignon Reporter from The Nelson Mail

Twin projects aimed at enhancing the internationally significant Waimea Inlet have jointly received $1.6 million from the Government. How important is the estuary? Have you helped to plant any trees around its margins?

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2 days ago

Local board option open for submissions

Cherie Sivignon Reporter from The Nelson Mail

A Local Government Commission consultation document on the option of a Golden Bay local board is open for submissions until August 14. Will you have a say? What do you think?

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2 days ago

Neighbours rouse occupant of burning house

Cherie Sivignon Reporter from The Nelson Mail

A man who escaped a burning house says he might have died if neighbours hadn't woken him. He now says he will check smoke alarms everywhere he goes. Do you have working smoke alarms? How often do you check them?

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2 days ago

What bonus items have you found in op shop purchases?

Carly Gooch Reporter from The Nelson Mail

As op shopping becomes a past time for many, some have discovered the unexpected in their bargains including old money in handbags, jewelry in socks and letters in chairs. What have you found in your second-hand store find that wasn't meant to be there? You may be contacted for the full story … View moreAs op shopping becomes a past time for many, some have discovered the unexpected in their bargains including old money in handbags, jewelry in socks and letters in chairs. What have you found in your second-hand store find that wasn't meant to be there? You may be contacted for the full story to contribute to an article.

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2 days 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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