Otaki District, Otaki

21 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?
  • 59.7% Yes, five days is not enough
    59.7% Complete
  • 13.5% No, I never use mine up anyway
    13.5% Complete
  • 26.8% Entitlement should be assessed on a case-by-case basis
    26.8% Complete
1928 votes
6 hours ago

We are now open at 9 Kāpiti Road!

Mary Potter Hospice

Opening hours:
Monday to Friday: 10am – 4pm
Saturday: 10am – 2pm
Sunday: Closed
Phone: 04 298 5700

Join us for our Family Fun Open Day on Saturday 18 July, 10am-1pm
Kids activities • Face painting • BBQ - All are welcome!

Help us turn second-hand goods into first class hospice … View more
Opening hours:
Monday to Friday: 10am – 4pm
Saturday: 10am – 2pm
Sunday: Closed
Phone: 04 298 5700

Join us for our Family Fun Open Day on Saturday 18 July, 10am-1pm
Kids activities • Face painting • BBQ - All are welcome!

Help us turn second-hand goods into first class hospice care by shopping with us. There are so many pre-loved treasures waiting to be discovered including furniture, clothing, homeware and more.

Donations of quality goods needed! It’s now even easier to drop off your donated goods with plenty of parking available. For donations of furniture or bulk lots, we can collect for free. Call 04 237 2300 or visit our website to book your free collection.
Find out more

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1 day ago

Hello Everyone! I would be extremely grateful you could spare a couple of minutes to fill in my online survey

Glen from Paraparaumu

Hi There!

I would be extremely grateful you could spare a couple of minutes to fill in my online survey where I am looking for your views on plastic packaging and single-use bags in New Zealand supermarkets.

The questionnaire is completely anonymous and an important part of the research paper… View more
Hi There!

I would be extremely grateful you could spare a couple of minutes to fill in my online survey where I am looking for your views on plastic packaging and single-use bags in New Zealand supermarkets.

The questionnaire is completely anonymous and an important part of the research paper I need to complete my MBA.

You can complete it online at docs.google.com...

Thank you so much for your support, you are all fantastic!

Glen Olsen

PS: If you could also like this post that would be amazing!

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12 hours 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
  • Te Raukura ki Kapiti
12 hours ago

Scarecrow Competition

James Bishop from Waikanae Beach Community Garden

Scarecrow Competition. If you or family want to make a Scarecrow and place the Scarecrow at bottom of bank along the wall or in our Vegetable Beds. Before August 23 2020.

Then take a photo of it in the garden and tag Waikanae Beach Community Garden ,like our page attach your with image to our and… View more
Scarecrow Competition. If you or family want to make a Scarecrow and place the Scarecrow at bottom of bank along the wall or in our Vegetable Beds. Before August 23 2020.

Then take a photo of it in the garden and tag Waikanae Beach Community Garden ,like our page attach your with image to our and Win.


Three ways to win.

1, Best Scarecrow individual. Made by an person in our community.

2, Family Made. Made by you and one or more person in your family.

3, People Choice. Chosen by the community.

Winners will be announced at our Spring Festival is planning to have a Seed and Seedlings Swap meeting in early spring.

So get creative and have fun.

For any enquires don't hesitate to contact James on the Waikanae Beach Community Garden Facebook Page.

Free

18 hours ago

Nga manu

Tammy from Waikanae Beach

Just letting everyone know what's going on at nga manu hopefully we'll see you soon

5 days ago

The Remedy in Paraparaumu is being forced to paint their walls white!?

Liana from Raumati Beach

Update for the record: I found out it was the landlord of the building who is disputing the use of the wall, not the council. The council actually sided with The Remedy.

Details here:
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Posting for awareness:

I am so saddened and disappointed that someone (whether … View more
Update for the record: I found out it was the landlord of the building who is disputing the use of the wall, not the council. The council actually sided with The Remedy.

Details here:
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Posting for awareness:

I am so saddened and disappointed that someone (whether business or person has yet to be determined) has decided to complain to the council about the beautiful, colorful mural on the Remedy coffee building and demand that it be whitewashed. I am usually so proud of this community, and I can’t get my head around the small mindedness and mean spiritedness of this at all.

The Remedy have asked on their Facebook for their loyal customers to come along and write in sharpie a message of support on the wall before they have to paint it plain old white - all because we have a few horrible “Karens” in town. And unfortunately, it seems the Karen’s have won this round.

Please keep support high for this wonderful business, which happens to have the best coffee and bagels around!

And to whoever it was who instigated this awful whitewashing of an iconic, bright, cheerful landmark: just know that karma is a very real thing. I trust you’ll be getting yours back to you - “Karen”.

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21 hours ago

Scarlett O'Hara Dolls

Melva from Waikanae Beach

Two Dolls dressed as in the movie "Gone With The Wind".
I purchased these in USA in 1998. Clothes are now a bit grubby but a cleaver person could take them off and launder them. Moving house so now nowhere to put them. Price is for each one.

Price: $50

21 hours ago

Honey needs a new home

Stephanie from Levin

Honey needs a new home. Preferably a farm with a large rabbit population. Honey is a terrific hunter. She is a greyhound, beardie, huntaway cross. She is a gorgeous wee girl, about 18 months old, speyed, but she was mistreated as a puppy and is often unresponsive to commands so needs some … View moreHoney needs a new home. Preferably a farm with a large rabbit population. Honey is a terrific hunter. She is a greyhound, beardie, huntaway cross. She is a gorgeous wee girl, about 18 months old, speyed, but she was mistreated as a puppy and is often unresponsive to commands so needs some training. I cant keep her on my small, lifestyle block property - she's constantly taking off. I've had her for a year, but have sadly decided I need to rehome her.

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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.

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22 hours ago

The Lion King Jr

Jenna from Levin

Opening night Friday the 10th of July. Matinees sold out, but limited tickets available for the next two Friday and Saturday nights! Bring the family for some entertainment and enjoy our local youths talent on stage. All the classics including Hakuna Matata and Can You Feel the Love Tonight. Phone … View moreOpening night Friday the 10th of July. Matinees sold out, but limited tickets available for the next two Friday and Saturday nights! Bring the family for some entertainment and enjoy our local youths talent on stage. All the classics including Hakuna Matata and Can You Feel the Love Tonight. Phone Lorraine for tickets 0276868106 and pay online, or go into the Camera Place in the Mall. Come and support these wonderful children!

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7 days ago

looking for Cariboo Cranium game

Mairead from Paraparaumu Beach

hi there,
this game is no longer produced and i was wondering if anyone is willing to sell me theirs please? my son with autism loves it (his speech & language theripist has one)
Cariboo by Cranium ref pic attached.
thanks v much
Mairead

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1 day ago

Fertilising lawn basics

Lawn Pro Solutions

Pro tip #5 When fertilising your lawn, always bring a leaf blower, fertilising granules can finish up on drive ways, pavers decks after applications. The granules made up of minerals like Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium and Iron. When these granules breakdown with water, they often stain. So blow… View morePro tip #5 When fertilising your lawn, always bring a leaf blower, fertilising granules can finish up on drive ways, pavers decks after applications. The granules made up of minerals like Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium and Iron. When these granules breakdown with water, they often stain. So blow that lawn food goodness back into the lawn. #stayturnformoreferttips.

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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

fresh fish - smoked fish -fish pies- fishcakes

Waikanae Crab

Another batch of smoked fish pies just waiting for their creamy buttery mashed potato to top them off....
Open tomorrow-
fresh local warehou moki and lemonfish
Sammy's fresh smoked kahawai
fresh fish pies and unsmoked fishcakes
frozen chowders etc

1 day ago

KANI Red Fashion Pants..NEW

Vincent from Waikanae

Size XXL Loose Fit...NEW
Lining
Water resistant
Waist approx 50.5 x 2cm
Length approx 122.5cm
Material Polyester
$10
NEW
PH 0210403050

Price: $15

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