117 days ago

Kiwis ditch cruise in Dunedin rather than risk being stuck in Australia

Nicole Reporter from Dunedin News

Hundreds of Kiwi passengers have ditched a cruise early, disembarking with their bags in Dunedin.

The Celebrity Solstice sailed out of the southern city, the last port of call in this country, on Sunday.

Rather than risk being stuck on board the Sydney-bound vessel, or being stuck in isolation across the Tasman, they left the vessel instead. Many of those passengers were taken straight to the airport or to city hotels.

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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.

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
  • 13.4% No, I never use mine up anyway
    13.4% Complete
  • 26.3% Entitlement should be assessed on a case-by-case basis
    26.3% Complete
3138 votes
7 hours ago

This one’s for you, Aotearoa!

Ryman Healthcare Limited

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

20 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.