89 days ago

Looks like the message about glass-only recycling is having a hard time getting around.

Grace from Hutt City Council

Only 20-30% of households are putting out glass-only crates. So we need your help!

Please share this post with 5-10 people you know in Lower Hutt. Not just on Neighbourly, txt or call them too. It's also a good opportunity to reach out, ask how they're doing. Then ask them to do the same.
Your rubbish will be collected as normal, but please only put glass in your recycling crate for now.

All other recyclables either reuse or put into the rubbish.

Our contractors are using whatever fleet vehicles are available for glass-only pickup, so you will see trucks collecting that you'd normally see for rubbish only. Be assured, if you put out glass-only in your crate it is being sent for recycling.

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2 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 Zealandโ€™s minimum sick leave allowance is one of the lowest in the OECD. In Australia they get 10 days, in most European countries itโ€™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?
  • 0% Yes, five days is not enough
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  • 0% No, I never use mine up anyway
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  • 0% Entitlement should be assessed on a case-by-case basis
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21 hours 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.