Foxton Beach, Foxton

21 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.

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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?

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Should Kiwis be entitled to more sick leave?
  • 59.7% Yes, five days is not enough
    59.7% Complete
  • 13.5% No, I never use mine up anyway
    13.5% Complete
  • 26.8% Entitlement should be assessed on a case-by-case basis
    26.8% Complete
1928 votes
13 hours ago

Hot Yoga is Coming to Levin!

Kushla from Shannon

Hi Guys, just wanted to let you know, Hot Yoga is coming to Levin.
Our opening day is on Saturday the 25th of July at 10am.
Come and check out our class. Bring two friends and get your class for free.

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3 days ago

Free diet and nutrition workshops

Gavin Hurnard from My Health Myself | Tōku Ora Whānau Ora

Through July and August, registered dietitians along with other health professionals from THINK Hauora will be running “Eat Hauora” – a free nutrition and wellness programme. The programme includes six one-hour sessions on different topics and people may attend one or more sessions according … View moreThrough July and August, registered dietitians along with other health professionals from THINK Hauora will be running “Eat Hauora” – a free nutrition and wellness programme. The programme includes six one-hour sessions on different topics and people may attend one or more sessions according to their interest.
All sessions are held at the THINK Hauora offices at 200 Broadway, Palmerston North.
Register your attendance, today by emailing dietitian@thinkhauora.nz.

5:30pm Tuesday 7 July
Healthy eating starter kit
Unpack myths and mixed messages around the food we eat and discover the basics of healthy eating, the food groups, portion sizes.

5:30pm Tuesday 14 July
Food, blood pressure, and cholesterol
Learn how to eat to reduce risk and manage heart disease and provides practical tips to increase unsaturated fat, decrease sat fat, decrease sodium, and increase heart healthy foods.

5:30pm Tuesday 21 July
Shop like a nutritionist
Plan you menu, recipes, learn supermarket hacks, label reading, budgeting

5:30pm Tuesday 28 July
Benefits of exercise for wellbeing
Led by Clinical Exercise Physiologists, discover the wellbeing benefits of exercise, find out about local Green Prescription, exercise, nutritionist/dietitian services and mental health services and create a home-based exercise plan

5:30pm Tuesday 4 August
Mental fitness
Understand the connections between and how to manage stress, sleep, self-care and mindful eating

5:30pm Tuesday 11 August
Stop quitting!
Set yourself up to change behaviours and achieve your goals.

19 hours ago

GRANTS

Kay from Foxton Beach

Foxton Easter Fair has funds to help community groups, by way of a grant. Those interested should email in the first instance to foxtoneasterfair@gmail.com to apply.
Applications close 2nd August 2020

21 hours ago

Honey needs a new home

Stephanie from Levin

Honey needs a new home. Preferably a farm with a large rabbit population. Honey is a terrific hunter. She is a greyhound, beardie, huntaway cross. She is a gorgeous wee girl, about 18 months old, speyed, but she was mistreated as a puppy and is often unresponsive to commands so needs some … View moreHoney needs a new home. Preferably a farm with a large rabbit population. Honey is a terrific hunter. She is a greyhound, beardie, huntaway cross. She is a gorgeous wee girl, about 18 months old, speyed, but she was mistreated as a puppy and is often unresponsive to commands so needs some training. I cant keep her on my small, lifestyle block property - she's constantly taking off. I've had her for a year, but have sadly decided I need to rehome her.

Free

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… 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.

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22 hours ago

The Lion King Jr

Jenna from Levin

Opening night Friday the 10th of July. Matinees sold out, but limited tickets available for the next two Friday and Saturday nights! Bring the family for some entertainment and enjoy our local youths talent on stage. All the classics including Hakuna Matata and Can You Feel the Love Tonight. Phone … View moreOpening night Friday the 10th of July. Matinees sold out, but limited tickets available for the next two Friday and Saturday nights! Bring the family for some entertainment and enjoy our local youths talent on stage. All the classics including Hakuna Matata and Can You Feel the Love Tonight. Phone Lorraine for tickets 0276868106 and pay online, or go into the Camera Place in the Mall. Come and support these wonderful children!

1 day 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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