50 days ago

Discover your voice - next session this Friday

Dee from Cambridge

Don't worry if you missed our first session, there are two sessions to go. At this Friday night's session Holly will talk about pitching, articulation and passion!
Our classic Kiwi tune for the evening will be Brooke Fraser's Something in the Water.
All welcome - regardless of age or location.
It's NZ Music Month - let's get on board!
Join us! www.waipalibraries.org.nz...

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1 day 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?
  • 59.5% Yes, five days is not enough
    59.5% Complete
  • 13.2% No, I never use mine up anyway
    13.2% Complete
  • 27.3% Entitlement should be assessed on a case-by-case basis
    27.3% Complete
2587 votes
1 day 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

2 hours ago

Dunedin's coast: NZ's little slice of "Bali" is full of wildlife

Trupti Biradar Reporter from Stuff Travel

With sweeping beaches, hidden caves, seals, penguins and albatross - we think this must be the most underrated stretch of New Zealand. Have you been? Read more on the link below.