Great Barrier Island (Aotea Island), Great Barrier Island (Aotea Island)

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?

To read more, click here.

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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
6 hours ago

Study English, make Friends and access further study

DynaSpeak Auckland CBD

Studying English with DynaSpeak can be your passport to Kiwi life!

Make friends, access further study and upgrade your career. Flexible times, short courses, excellent teachers and great locations.

Not only is DynaSpeak a great place to learn English, it plays an important part in the social… View more
Studying English with DynaSpeak can be your passport to Kiwi life!

Make friends, access further study and upgrade your career. Flexible times, short courses, excellent teachers and great locations.

Not only is DynaSpeak a great place to learn English, it plays an important part in the social life of migrants to New Zealand. They can meet people who have similar experiences and situations while improving their communication skills.

The next course begins on July 27, 2020. It runs for 18 weeks and students who successfully complete the course will be awarded an NZQA approved New Zealand Certificates in English (NZCEL).

We are currently taking enrolments for students for all levels and campuses (Queen Street (CBD), Albany, Botany, Mangere, and New Lynn). Places are limited and are filling up fast.

For more information click on your language below, visit our website, email courses@dynaspeak.ac.nz or phone 0800 355 344.

Chinese
Japanese
Korean
Portuguese
Spanish
Arabic
Learn more

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10 hours ago

art lessons or Mandarin lessons?

Susan from Auckland Central

city center old railway station
comfortable classroom.
cheap tuition $15/hour.
offer materials.even offer wine (only for adults) at weekend meet up.
join our proup and enjoy life with art.
contact 02108341228

1 day ago

How much should your council rates rise?

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, With one week until Auckland Councillors decide this year's rates rise, and the size of the Covid-19 hit Emergency Budget, public feedback on rates is fairly evenly split. How much do you think your's should rise? Read the story below:

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22 days ago

'Carless' apartments looking for tenants

Colleen Hawkes Reporter from Homed

This is the changing face of housing in our suburbs as determined by Auckland's Unitary Plan. But this pioneering project in Sandringham is for renters, not buyers.

15 days ago

Show us your winter snaps!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Hi Auckland! The days are getting colder and the Neighbourly Snaps campaign is turning up the heat in your region. Show the rest of your neighbours the wintery scenes around your pad or your region. What's your idea of a wintery scene? Post your photo in the comments below ⬇️⬇️

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19 hours ago
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.

1 day ago

Join us for our open day!

Balmoral School

Hi Neighbours,

We've got an open day for Year 7 2021 on Wednesday the 29th July 9:30 - 11:00am or 6:00 - 7:30pm. The vision for our school is simple, “To value diversity and to develop curious, confident and connected learners”.

A small number of places have become available to … View more
Hi Neighbours,

We've got an open day for Year 7 2021 on Wednesday the 29th July 9:30 - 11:00am or 6:00 - 7:30pm. The vision for our school is simple, “To value diversity and to develop curious, confident and connected learners”.

A small number of places have become available to out-of-zone students in Year 7 for enrolment in 2021. The closing date for out-of-zone applications is Wednesday 2nd September 1pm.

If more applications are received than places available, a ballot will be held on or before the 9th September 2020.
Enrol now

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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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1 day ago

perhaps this is the group that belong to you

Susan from Auckland Central

very comfortable studio!
very professional painting artist!
very good price $15 per hour(8.30am-3.30pm)!
very easy to park around!(sunday free)
you will love it here.contact Susan02108341228

1 day ago

Puma shoes near new

Gabi from Auckland Central

Puma shoes size (European) label says 39, (UK - 6
US - 7 )
inner sole 24.3 cm
but it's more a comfy (European) size 38
hardly worn - near new condition
02040572060
$ 25

Price: $25

1 day ago

nice near new Boots

Gabi from Auckland Central

Boots as shown in photos.
size 9
light, cream brown
hardly worn - near new condition
fabric inner lining
02040572060
$ 25

Price: $25

2 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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2 days ago

Dave Dobbyn is Heading to Spark Arena

Brent Eccles Entertainment

Legendary NZ musician Dave Dobbyn is playing Live @ The Cauldron at Spark Arena on September 12!

Dave and a full band will take the stage to play a selection of homegrown anthems and rarities. Tickets from $49.90(+bf) go on sale 12pm Thursday 9 July from Ticketmaster.

The Cauldron mode at … View more
Legendary NZ musician Dave Dobbyn is playing Live @ The Cauldron at Spark Arena on September 12!

Dave and a full band will take the stage to play a selection of homegrown anthems and rarities. Tickets from $49.90(+bf) go on sale 12pm Thursday 9 July from Ticketmaster.

The Cauldron mode at Spark Arena offers something for everyone, with a party floor and intimate seated theatre experience with the GA standing floor giving access to three sides of the stage. For those who wish to sit, all seats in the bowl have a perfect vantage point of the stage.
Book now

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7 days ago

Police end physical search for missing French teen Eloi Rolland

Caroline Williams Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi neighbours.
Police say they have exhausted all leads for finding Eloi Rolland, 18, who has been missing from Auckland for almost four months.
The teen, who has limited English, has not been seen since he was captured on CCTV at the Britomart train station on March 7, where he caught a train to … View more
Hi neighbours.
Police say they have exhausted all leads for finding Eloi Rolland, 18, who has been missing from Auckland for almost four months.
The teen, who has limited English, has not been seen since he was captured on CCTV at the Britomart train station on March 7, where he caught a train to New Lynn's Fruitvale Rd station. It's understood he was in the vicinity of Piha Rd and Scenic Drive at 9.18am, but this is where the trail ends.
After more than 1600 hours searching for Rolland, police ended the physical search in May, pending reports of new information or evidence.
Rolland's sister, Aurore Rolland, told Stuff the family were "really sad" the search had been suspended.
"We [are at] the point where we are waiting for a miracle. We believe [he] is not dead in the sea at Piha Beach. Things need to be done, even if we have to search during our entire life."
Click "read more" for the full story.

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