SkyCity's application for extra pokies has been declined by the Gambling Commission on 4 June 2020 - This is a victory for the voice of the residents of Hamilton. So many organisations and groups submitted their opposition to the Gambling Commission.
After the public hearings which were held in Hamilton and the commission sifting through the arguments, have now ruled that the application did not meet the requirements as set out in the Act.
The applicant may still lodge an appeal.
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.
60.1% Yes, five days is not enough60.1% Complete
13.9% No, I never use mine up anyway13.9% Complete
25.9% Entitlement should be assessed on a case-by-case basis25.9% Complete
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Help us make a difference to the health of kiwi children.