147 days ago

Guard patrolling Otago University skips blocks elderly man from dumping rubbish

Nicole Reporter from Dunedin News

The University of Otago has hired security guards temporarily to stop non-students from dumping unwanted waste in the skips meant for students to use.

University of Otago property services director Dean Macaulay said the skips would be in the area over the next three Fridays.

The guards would make sure only students dumped their waste in the skips.

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16 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.

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?

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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
14 hours ago

Caversham Market is back!!! Saturday 11th July 9 - noon

Wendy from South Dunedin

We are happy to announce that the Caversham Market will be operating again THIS SATURDAY, with extended hours!! We will be open at 61 Thorn Street from 9am to midday, so come along and check out our stalls offering a huge array of goods - new and pre-loved. There is something for everyone!! Don't miss out!!

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 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.