Atawhai, Nelson

20 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
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11 hours ago

Sheepskin seat cover for stroller and car seat

Tomo from Stoke

Sheepskin seat cover for stroller and car seat. The head part is adjustable with velcro. Very good condition. It will keep your wee one warm and comfy in all season. No stain no tear at all. From Non-smoking, non-pet family.

Negotiable

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4 days ago

Looking for a home based small business accountant

Kelly from Maitai

Are there any small business accountants around that maybe work from home and are a bit cheaper then the ones who have an office in town?

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20 hours ago

Wet suit jacket

Robert from The Brook

good condition size Large


Ph 5482548

Price: $20

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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.

21 hours ago

Our ever popular crossbody bags are back in stock.

Mary Jane from Lemon Tree Lane

Lots of different colours, shapes and styles - all one price just $19.90 each

We also have new stock of scarves and jewellery so pop in for a browse!

To see more of our range check out our website www.lemontreelane.co.nz...

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1 day ago

Holiday Horse Riding Programme

Jim Kennard from Whakatu Riding for the Disabled Association

We had so much fun today, so awesome seeing our holiday program kids enjoying a day of pony care and riding!
We still have a couple more spaces available this week if you are keen to join us for some pony fun!
Thursday is for 2 1/2 hours of pony care and riding, while Friday is for 15 or 25 minute … View more
We had so much fun today, so awesome seeing our holiday program kids enjoying a day of pony care and riding!
We still have a couple more spaces available this week if you are keen to join us for some pony fun!
Thursday is for 2 1/2 hours of pony care and riding, while Friday is for 15 or 25 minute pony rides.
Get in touch ASAP to secure a spot!
Call Pam on 021743344 now

On Saturday 1 August the horses will all have their annual birthday, with cakes (including horsey ones!), food, riding displays and fun for all, come and join us!

If you want to suypport us, you can do that through Givealittle - our riders need this therapy and the horses need all the support you can give. Thank you!

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1 day ago

Save the Maitai - Kaka Valley

Tony from Maitai

Contrary to what you might read in the Mail or on Stuff at the moment, our group is NOT opposed to the Atawhai Ridge subdivision. We are concerned ONLY with the Kaka Valley subdivision. These two developments are being promoted by two different companies and are TWO SEPERATE projects, linked only … View moreContrary to what you might read in the Mail or on Stuff at the moment, our group is NOT opposed to the Atawhai Ridge subdivision. We are concerned ONLY with the Kaka Valley subdivision. These two developments are being promoted by two different companies and are TWO SEPERATE projects, linked only by joining forces on their approach to council. Kaka Valley is the old Carter's Farm accessed from Ralphine Way. It is nowhere near Atawhai, Walter's Bluff, or Centre of New Zealand !

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1 day ago

Exercise Bike for Sale

Caz from Toi Toi - Washington Valley

Bike in great condition, used only about 6 times at most in last few years!

Price: $100

1 day ago

Modest growth for Nelson house values as QV figures released

Tim O'Connell Reporter from The Nelson Mail

Nelson’s house values have experienced a “modest” growth as the local market looks to recover post-lockdown.

According to the June 2020 QV House Price Index (HPI) results released on Wednesday, Nelson’s values increased by 5.9 per cent over the last 12 months and 0.6 per cent over the last… View more
Nelson’s house values have experienced a “modest” growth as the local market looks to recover post-lockdown.

According to the June 2020 QV House Price Index (HPI) results released on Wednesday, Nelson’s values increased by 5.9 per cent over the last 12 months and 0.6 per cent over the last quarter.

The average house value is now $661,345.

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1 day ago

Wai-iti stargazing site receives international Dark Sky Park recognition

Tim O'Connell Reporter from The Nelson Mail

The International Dark Sky Association has accredited Wai-iti Recreation Reserve and Tunnicliff Forest with the status.

The park covers 135 hectares of Tasman District Council (TDC) land, located 4km south of Wakefield, and is the first such location in New Zealand to accompany existing … View more
The International Dark Sky Association has accredited Wai-iti Recreation Reserve and Tunnicliff Forest with the status.

The park covers 135 hectares of Tasman District Council (TDC) land, located 4km south of Wakefield, and is the first such location in New Zealand to accompany existing IDA-recognised Dark Sky Reserves and Sanctuaries in Aoraki-Mackenzie, Stewart Island/Rakiura and Aotea/Great Barrier.

Free "star parties" will be held on the evenings of July 11 and 12 at
the Wai-iti Recreation Reserve (weather permitting) to celebrate the announcement.

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1 day ago

Fancy your chances as a modern day Robin Hood?

Katy Jones Reporter from The Nelson Mail

A Nelson Mail reporter tried her hand at hunting dragons with a bow and arrow in the bush, and lived to tell the tale. It's one of around 70 activities discounted through the region's "Backyard Passport" scheme, aimed at supporting local businesses and tourism operators through … View moreA Nelson Mail reporter tried her hand at hunting dragons with a bow and arrow in the bush, and lived to tell the tale. It's one of around 70 activities discounted through the region's "Backyard Passport" scheme, aimed at supporting local businesses and tourism operators through the global coronavirus pandemic.

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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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1 day ago

Wanted to rent urgently b4 7 aug

Kate from Nelson South

Wanted urgently 2+ bd, for two mature couple with 4yr old cat,have exc refs,long term, unfortunately our flat of 4yrs has sold ,working, pls tx or ring 0220311034 nelson in and around pls

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1 day ago

Residents meet to oppose Maitai subdivision 151 members & counting !

Tony from Maitai

At a meeting on Tuesday evening 60 locals formed The Campaign to Save the Matai-Kaka Valley in response to a proposal to build 5-600 homes in the Maitai Valley.

The group spokesman Tony Haddon said everyone attending was concerned that the development proposed by a consortium of Nelson building … View more
At a meeting on Tuesday evening 60 locals formed The Campaign to Save the Matai-Kaka Valley in response to a proposal to build 5-600 homes in the Maitai Valley.

The group spokesman Tony Haddon said everyone attending was concerned that the development proposed by a consortium of Nelson building and construction companies and local iwi Ngati Koata would destroy the Maitai’s natural ambience.

The Maitai was the lungs of Nelson. The prospect of this huge development has raised the ire of Nelson residents wanting to keep the valley as an unspoiled recreation area, Mr Haddon said.

“Hundreds of people flocked to the valley every day to enjoy walking, bike riding, picnicking, family games and swimming. This development would stain those activities with noise and air pollution from extra vehicles and reduced water quality”

Heavy traffic flows of around 2000 car trips per day were likely through the lower Maitai Valley Road and into Nile and Collingwood Streets and adjoining areas if the subdivision went ahead.

The inaugural campaign meeting heard how Nelson City Council planning documents stated as recently as 2016 that there would be no residential development in the Maitai Valley, as the result of a public survey which had indicated very strong opposition on the grounds of loss of open space, conflicts with recreation values, and the effects of more traffic and noise.

“Council planners have since completely ignored this and are actively encouraging this subdivision project.

It was ironic that the recently announced $1.7million Maitai Restoration Plan would see massive planting, weed control and wetlands development nearby at the same time as Council and developers want to reclaim a wetland and spoil the environment with housing and traffic pollution which will inevitably affect the Maitai water quality.

One of the outcomes of the Matai Restoration Plan is the development of a food corridor to support the movement of native bird species across the Nelson region, from the mountains to the sea.

Developers and Council don’t seem to understand how building several hundred houses in the area will diminish the effectiveness of this important environmental restoration.

The campaign hopes the Mayor Rachel Reese will stand up for her own words when she said “The Maitai / Mahitahi River flows through the lives of Nelsonians – it is entwined with who we are and how we live in this city.”

The Campaign to Save the Maitai – Kaka Valley resolved unanimously to condemn this subdivision in the strongest possible terms and to say to Nelson City Council and the developers “Hands off the Maitai !”

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