Rural West Whangarei, Maungakaramea

19 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.

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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?
  • 59.5% Yes, five days is not enough
    59.5% Complete
  • 13.5% No, I never use mine up anyway
    13.5% Complete
  • 27% Entitlement should be assessed on a case-by-case basis
    27% Complete
1908 votes
3 days ago

What do you think of a new report favouring Manukau Harbour over Northport?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

A new report on the Ports of Auckland favours a new port being built at Manukau Harbour, rather than moving the freight to Northport. The report, which says Manukau will cost less and have less environmental impact, has been criticised by Wayne Brown, whose own report recommended a move north. What… View moreA new report on the Ports of Auckland favours a new port being built at Manukau Harbour, rather than moving the freight to Northport. The report, which says Manukau will cost less and have less environmental impact, has been criticised by Wayne Brown, whose own report recommended a move north. What do you think?

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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… View moreThis 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.

1 day ago

Ask an expert: get answers to your DIY questions

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, have you had a DIY disaster you need to fix or are you keen to tackle some home improvements but don't know where to start? Well, help is at hand.

Send us your questions about your DIY or decorating dilemmas, including photos if you can, and we'll ask an expert for their… View more
Hey neighbours, have you had a DIY disaster you need to fix or are you keen to tackle some home improvements but don't know where to start? Well, help is at hand.

Send us your questions about your DIY or decorating dilemmas, including photos if you can, and we'll ask an expert for their advice on where to start with your project, any tips and tricks they can share to help you get a great finish - or how you can fix things up if they've already gone wrong! Click here to submit your questions, or email us at homed@stuff.co.nz.

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11 days ago

Whangārei's water restrictions have been lifted

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

Heavy rain has meant an end to Whangārei's water restrictions, but water users are still urge to be conservative, with predictions for another drought just around the corner.

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2 days ago

Holiday in NZ

EECA

Need a break? Live more with less energy. Explore our NZ paradise, and enjoy a low-carbon holiday. Find out more

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3 days ago

Filipino takeaways in Whangarei

Roxanne Manlangit from Nora's Lutong Bahay

If you're after something different, tasty and affordable meals...visit Nora's Lutong Bahay at 475B Kamo Road (2 shops away from Domino's Kamo).

You'll be pleasantly suprised and spoilt with food choices.

Shop hours
Monday - Tuesday 7am - 3pm
Wednesday - Friday 7am - 6pm
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If you're after something different, tasty and affordable meals...visit Nora's Lutong Bahay at 475B Kamo Road (2 shops away from Domino's Kamo).

You'll be pleasantly suprised and spoilt with food choices.

Shop hours
Monday - Tuesday 7am - 3pm
Wednesday - Friday 7am - 6pm
Saturday - Sunday 9am - 5pm

7 days ago

What's On: Death Cafe Whangarei

Jo from Central Whangarei

An open, light hearted, informative and wide ranging discussion about our relationship to, and understanding of, death in our lives and community. Contact - Jo Moselen 021 450 525
Death Cafe Whangarei
  • Dickens Inn (upstairs)
9 days ago

Do you think moving Ports of Auckland north will be practical?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

A report by the National Road Carriers Association has found moving Ports of Auckland north to Northport would be impractical, prohibitively expensive and increase truck trips between Northland and Auckland. But MP Shane Jones says this is just "snobbery" by Aucklanders against Northland,… View moreA report by the National Road Carriers Association has found moving Ports of Auckland north to Northport would be impractical, prohibitively expensive and increase truck trips between Northland and Auckland. But MP Shane Jones says this is just "snobbery" by Aucklanders against Northland, and most of the transportation will be done by rail. What do you think?

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3 days ago

How eco-friendly is your grocery shopping?

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Most of us like to think we're doing what we can to lessen our impact on the environment, but how green is your weekly shop?

Beyond the eco-swaps you’ve probably already made, here are some of … View more
Most of us like to think we're doing what we can to lessen our impact on the environment, but how green is your weekly shop?

Beyond the eco-swaps you’ve probably already made, here are some of the least eco-friendly grocery store items to steer clear of next time you're loading up your trolley, with minimal disruption to your routine.

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3 days ago

Want to help New Zealand recover?

Student Job Search

Keen to support your community and whānau?

Enjoy diverse and challenging work?

Are you a recent graduate or about to graduate?

It’s a time of unprecedented change with Covid-19 so we are looking for graduates from all degree backgrounds who truly want to make a difference to New … View more
Keen to support your community and whānau?

Enjoy diverse and challenging work?

Are you a recent graduate or about to graduate?

It’s a time of unprecedented change with Covid-19 so we are looking for graduates from all degree backgrounds who truly want to make a difference to New Zealand and New Zealanders.

The GovTechTalent graduate programme in Wellington gives you the opportunity to change things for the better, while also shaping your own career path so don’t get left behind - apply for GovTechTalent today!
Learn more

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5 days ago

Small freezer wanted

Judith from Rural West Whangarei

Wanted for an elderly person so I am advertising on her behalf. She doesn't want to pay more than $200. Upright or chest freezer ok. Contact Judth 0274673477

Price: $200

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4 days ago

What's On: Money Mates

Nikki from Central Whangarei

Are you ready for small change? We invite you to be part of our group. Sharing practical helpful ideas to make our dollar stretch. Ph 4376397 to register.
Money Mates
  • Anglican Care Centre
4 days ago

You Can for Cancer

Natasha Judd from Cancer Society Northland

Show your support of our 30th Anniversary of Daffodil Day - to learn more about holding an event that suits you and your friends/ whanau in the month of August call us today on 0800 366 066, or become one of our amazing volunteers on the day...

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4 days ago

Genuine Rimu Bookshelf

Kez from Kamo

1.5mW x 2.0mH x 0.31mD
In good condition - selling due to shifting house. Please contact me if interested.

Price: $445

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4 days ago

KEEP RATS & MICE OUT WITH PESTWORX

Ann from PESTWORX

Rodents can cause considerable damage to homes and risk to our health. It makes sense to keep them out of your home or workplace.
Proof your building - Rats & Mice can fit through small gaps. Check around your building for gaps particularly around pipe-work. Seal any gaps & attach draft … View more
Rodents can cause considerable damage to homes and risk to our health. It makes sense to keep them out of your home or workplace.
Proof your building - Rats & Mice can fit through small gaps. Check around your building for gaps particularly around pipe-work. Seal any gaps & attach draft excluders to doors. Check for overhanging foliage - Rats often climb trees & drop down onto the roof & enter under the edge of the roof.
Baits & Traps – Bait is the most effective & efficient way to deal with infestations. Make sure you use secure bait stations to keep pets and children safe. Traps are also useful, although rats and mice can become trap shy. They are safe and effective when used in conjunction with baits. Bait traps with peanut butter or chocolate. Place the traps against walls and behind furniture where rodents travel.
Don’t want to DIY – Call 0800 PESTWORX | 0800 73 78 96 | 09 407 7389 | info@pestworx.co.nz | www.pestworx.co.nz......
(PMANZ member) to help solve your rodent issues.

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