54 days ago

Nature in our city!

The Team from Hamilton City Council

We've been exploring our own backyards and neighbourhoods a lot more in lock down. Where have you gone in the city to connect with nature?

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More messages from your neighbours
5 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.

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?
  • 57.5% Yes, five days is not enough
    57.5% Complete
  • 13.4% No, I never use mine up anyway
    13.4% Complete
  • 29.1% Entitlement should be assessed on a case-by-case basis
    29.1% Complete
859 votes
4 hours ago

Community Education

Neil from Newstead

The Hamilton Community Men's Shed invites you (all genders welcome) to register interest in courses beginning in August.

* Wooden Toy Making 1 & 2 (Wed Evenings September & November)
* Soft Stone Carving 1 & 2 (Weekend Aug 15/16; Oct 17/18)
* Pacific Island Ukulele Construction 1 & 2 (Wed Evenings Sept & Oct)
* Optimist Sailing Dinghy Refurbishment (Fridays 10-3pm begin August)
* Angel Box Casket Construction deceased children (Wed evenings)
* Traditional Maori Carving project (4 Saturday Afternoons Sept 1-3pm).

In general, a 2020/2021 Annual Subscription of $30 is the minimum cost for each course allowing participants to become members of the shed for the coming year. Some courses requiring additional costs for materials. Please check out the attached summary for specific details and for enrolment.

SHED COURSES Aug-Dec 2020.pdf Download View

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 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.