In this week’s issue we say every garden needs a lemon tree. Plus dry out sodden soil with companion plants, check out a lockdown upcycling project, choose the best trees for autumn colour, dig holes for new fruit trees and grow winter greens in pots.
Turn your glasshouse into a comfortable place to while away winter days by following Selena Lake’s styling tips and be in to win her book Style Guide, $35 vouchers from Awapuni Nurseries and NZ House & Gardens’ June issue.
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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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54.8% Yes, five days is not enough54.8% Complete
15.4% No, I never use mine up anyway15.4% Complete
29.8% Entitlement should be assessed on a case-by-case basis29.8% Complete
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