Makara Beach, Makara Beach

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
17 days ago

Show us your winter snaps!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Hi Wellington! 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

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
Subscribe Now

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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

SMOCKING MAGAZINES, BOOKS OR PATTERNS

Heather from Karori

Does anyone have any smocking magazines, books or patterns I could have, borrow or buy (or  :-)  swap for a jar of tomato relish)? I don’t need stitch instructions or dress patterns but would like to see some pictures of finished stitched designs, and their corresponding stitching patterns. … View moreDoes anyone have any smocking magazines, books or patterns I could have, borrow or buy (or  :-)  swap for a jar of tomato relish)? I don’t need stitch instructions or dress patterns but would like to see some pictures of finished stitched designs, and their corresponding stitching patterns. I am happy to pick up from a Karori or close by address. Many thanks.

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.

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7 days ago

Local improv night

Sam from Ngaio

I'm keen to see if anyone is up for helping to organise, participate in improv comedy at a local venue

3 days ago

End of Tenancy Cleaning and Handyman fixes

Greg from Karori

I'm moving out of my 1 bedroom flat in about a month and I'm considering getting the place professionally cleaned. Does anyone have any recommendations for a cleaner than can do a decent job cleaning the entire place?

I also need a handyman to do a couple of small repairs, one being … View more
I'm moving out of my 1 bedroom flat in about a month and I'm considering getting the place professionally cleaned. Does anyone have any recommendations for a cleaner than can do a decent job cleaning the entire place?

I also need a handyman to do a couple of small repairs, one being fixing an electric towel rail that has been pulled away from the wall, and a couple of holes made in a wall for some earthquake strap anchor points.

Thanks,

Greg

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. Nominate Now!

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4 days ago

Iconic Wellington restaurant Tinakori Bistro reopens as Daisy's

The Team Reporter from Dominion Post

After three decades, iconic Wellington restaurant Tinakori Bistro has undergone a transformation - and a name change.

"As stressful as it is at the moment, it's almost an ideal time - it's a blank slate time - to reopen, or try something new," restaurateur Asher Boote said.

To… View more
After three decades, iconic Wellington restaurant Tinakori Bistro has undergone a transformation - and a name change.

"As stressful as it is at the moment, it's almost an ideal time - it's a blank slate time - to reopen, or try something new," restaurateur Asher Boote said.

To read more, click here.

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5 days ago

Age Concern Wellington is reaching-out to isolated seniors

Lorna Harvey from Age Concern Wellington

We're reaching-out to isolated seniors, particularly post-lockdown. Check Point reports...

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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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2 days ago

A DIY project using kitchen utensils?!

The Team from Resene ColorShop Basin Reserve

Take retro inspiration from old kitchen utensils that you can no longer use and turn them into cute and quirky artworks!

Make the most of this weekend with this easy project idea from Resene. Find out how to create this quick and easy project yourself

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3 days ago

What's On: Dawn to Dusk

Bridget from Pukerua Bay

Join us as we celebrate the beauty of our region, through Choral music, Photographic art and poetry. Experience nature and humanity…..from dawn to dusk…. Photography by Brett Hayvice.
Dawn to Dusk
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