Kawakawa Bay - Orere Point, Kawakawa Bay

3 days 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?
  • 60.2% Yes, five days is not enough
    60.2% Complete
  • 13.8% No, I never use mine up anyway
    13.8% Complete
  • 26.1% Entitlement should be assessed on a case-by-case basis
    26.1% Complete
4558 votes
24 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.

3 days 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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2 days 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.

18 hours ago

Subscribe to Sunday Star Times

Stuff Ltd

What better way to take a load off than to put your feet up and get inspired with a fresh copy of the Sunday Star-Times each week. For a limited time, when you subscribe to the Sunday Star-Times for just 6 months*, we are giving away a free Gourmet Spice Pack valued at $65 so you can get crafty in … View moreWhat better way to take a load off than to put your feet up and get inspired with a fresh copy of the Sunday Star-Times each week. For a limited time, when you subscribe to the Sunday Star-Times for just 6 months*, we are giving away a free Gourmet Spice Pack valued at $65 so you can get crafty in the kitchen with Raptor Naturals finest flavours.

Call us on 0800 339 000 or click on the button below and use the promo code “SSTRAPTOR” to redeem this special offer now.

Hurry as this offer ends 31st July, 2020!

*T&Cs apply. For full terms and conditions, please visit www.mags4gifts.co.nz
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18 hours ago

Report a Problem

The Team from Auckland Council

Did you know you can report a problem with a park or community facility online?

Auckland Council has a smarter, more convenient way for you to report a property maintenance problem with our community assets and facilities such as community halls, beaches, reserves, parks and maunga.

All you … View more
Did you know you can report a problem with a park or community facility online?

Auckland Council has a smarter, more convenient way for you to report a property maintenance problem with our community assets and facilities such as community halls, beaches, reserves, parks and maunga.

All you need to do is visit aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/report-it or log in to myAUCKLAND.

You can also choose to track the progress of its resolution via text or email updates, or via myAuckland.
Find out more

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18 hours ago

Ready set, get Upcycling!

Resene

It's time to get your creative caps on and put your decorative DIY skills to great use! Resene and Neighbourly are challenging everyday Kiwis like YOU to take part in the Resene Upcycling Awards. Whether it's an old item you've spruced up or something you've found a completely … View moreIt's time to get your creative caps on and put your decorative DIY skills to great use! Resene and Neighbourly are challenging everyday Kiwis like YOU to take part in the Resene Upcycling Awards. Whether it's an old item you've spruced up or something you've found a completely new purpose for, we want to see your creations!

Take part in the 2020 Resene Upcycling Awards. There's four great prizes worth $500 are up for grabs: a $200 Resene voucher and a $300 Prezzy® card!
Get Upcyling now

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1 day ago

This one’s for you, Aotearoa!

Ryman Healthcare Limited

THANK YOU for coming together as one so we could all stay safe.

2 days ago

Let your local businesses know they're appreciated!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Hi everyone, Neighbourly is heading into the final stretch of our Local Likes campaign with only a week to go! You can still be in with a chance to win our last vouchers for your favourite local business by heading to our Local Likes page. All you've got to do is outline how the business … View moreHi everyone, Neighbourly is heading into the final stretch of our Local Likes campaign with only a week to go! You can still be in with a chance to win our last vouchers for your favourite local business by heading to our Local Likes page. All you've got to do is outline how the business helped you or your community and you're in the draw! Ts & Cs apply.

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17 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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2 days ago

Have you subscribed to our free ezine yet?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Hello gardeners,

In this week’s issue of Get Growing, we discuss the best fruit to grow for preserves and meet the herb expert who’ll help you get a good night’s sleep. Plus harvest cauliflowers; prepare for spring sowing; clear gutters and drains; don’t sacrifice flower buds; and add … View more
Hello gardeners,

In this week’s issue of Get Growing, we discuss the best fruit to grow for preserves and meet the herb expert who’ll help you get a good night’s sleep. Plus harvest cauliflowers; prepare for spring sowing; clear gutters and drains; don’t sacrifice flower buds; and add crunch to salads and snacks.
Follow our guide to plants to sow and grow this month and nominate a Houseplant Hero. Go in the draw for Calathea rufibarba plants and garden gloves from Palmers and be in to win a room makeover from NZ House & Garden and Resene.

Delivered every Friday to your email inbox, Get Growing digital magazine offers seasonal gardening advice from the NZ Gardener magazine's team of experts. Each week we answer all your burning questions on raising fruit and veges and tell you the top tasks to do in your backyard this weekend. Subscribe here:

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3 days 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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3 days ago

What's On: Dove Catholic Fellowship for Women

Pik Lan from Wattle Downs

Theme: Gift of Tongue, Act 2:4 Holy Spirit filled on them, and they began to speak foreign language. Speaker Maryanne Hall. Followed by cuppa, friendship & encouragement. Called Grace 5773479.
Dove Catholic Fellowship for Women
  • St Anne's Parish Hall
3 days ago

What's On: Dove Catholic Fellowship for Women

Pik Lan from Wattle Downs

Theme: Gift of Tongue, Act 2:4 Holy Spirit filled on them, and they began to speak foreign language. Speaker Maryanne Hall. Followed by cuppa, friendship & encouragement. Called Grace 5773479.
Dove Catholic Fellowship for Women
  • St Anne's Parish Hall
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