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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?
  • 59.7% 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
1 day ago

Rangiora's growth inspires council to work on charming, modern town plan

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Northern Outlook

“Charismatic and contemporary’’ is how the Waimakariri District Council hopes Rangiora will be viewed into the next decade and beyond.

The Rangiora Town Centre Strategy – Blueprint to 2030+ – seeks to support the town's projected rapid growth from its current population of 18,000 to… View more
“Charismatic and contemporary’’ is how the Waimakariri District Council hopes Rangiora will be viewed into the next decade and beyond.

The Rangiora Town Centre Strategy – Blueprint to 2030+ – seeks to support the town's projected rapid growth from its current population of 18,000 to 30,000 by 2048.

Rangiora is the local service centre for more than 60 per cent of the Waimakariri district, and with the continued need to keep up with the population, the council has been investigating ways to increase opportunities for residential and business growth.

Read more about the plan here and tell us what you think in the comments below.

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17 hours ago

School Holidays | 41 FREE things to do with kids!

Harcourts Four Seasons Realty 2017 Ltd

Best Playgrounds in Christchurch
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Best Playgrounds in Christchurch
Free places to swim in Christchurch
Top places to bike in Christchurch with kids
Most unique things to do in Christchurch for families
Best Free Indoor activities for kids in Christchurch
Free Family Events in Christchurch
Best walks to do in Christchurch with kids
Best things to do near Christchurch

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1 day ago

Cheviot stalwart killed in crash

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Northern Outlook

Cheviot local Vernon Leslie Eade, 78, also known as Les, was sadly killed in a head-on crash on State Highway 1, just north of the town, on Sunday afternoon. His wife, Ann Eade, was badly injured.

Dave Eade described his father as an “incredible gentleman” and “eccentric genius”, who … View more
Cheviot local Vernon Leslie Eade, 78, also known as Les, was sadly killed in a head-on crash on State Highway 1, just north of the town, on Sunday afternoon. His wife, Ann Eade, was badly injured.

Dave Eade described his father as an “incredible gentleman” and “eccentric genius”, who worked as an engineer.

Eade said his mum, who is in Christchurch Hospital with broken ribs, a cracked sternum with cuts and bruises, had no memory of the crash that killed her husband of 52 years. “She’s a very stoic woman. We’ve got to concentrate on getting her better.”

A police spokeswoman confirmed a 48-year-old man has been charged in relation to the crash and will appear in court on Monday.

Our thoughts are with Ann Eade and her family and friends.

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20 hours ago

New Q Card Payment facility

Exceed - we fix windows & doors

Hi Neighbours,
We are pleased to announce our partnership with Q Card to offer our customers a convenient way to pay for our services nationwide. With Q Card you can enjoy INTEREST FREE DEALS on every purchase with Exceed ?
Q Card combines the benefits of a credit card with the added ability to … View more
Hi Neighbours,
We are pleased to announce our partnership with Q Card to offer our customers a convenient way to pay for our services nationwide. With Q Card you can enjoy INTEREST FREE DEALS on every purchase with Exceed ?
Q Card combines the benefits of a credit card with the added ability to access a range of interest-free deals and payment holiday.

If you were thinking about getting repairs and upgrades of windows, doors, conservatory joinery and security locks, now you don’t have to wait with this new great payment option ?
We have technicians in your area ready to help. They will arrive on time in a mobile van fully equipped with all the parts and tools we need to complete most jobs. Book a visit today!

Call Exceed on 0800 25 25 00 or head to our website to find out more about Q Card long term interest free deals!

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21 hours ago

Computer problems

Ralph from Rangiora

If you are looking for a reputable firm to solve your computer problems try Geeks on Wheels. They are reasonably priced and are very reliable. I have used their services recently and will certainly use them again if it is necessary. Ask for Armon if he is available, he is easy to communicate with … View moreIf you are looking for a reputable firm to solve your computer problems try Geeks on Wheels. They are reasonably priced and are very reliable. I have used their services recently and will certainly use them again if it is necessary. Ask for Armon if he is available, he is easy to communicate with and tries to involve you in the process.

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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1 day ago

Found on Cust river walk.

Suzanne from Swannanoa - Ohoka

I found an item on the pathway whilst walking my dogs on the cust river walk off Swannanoa road and Johns Road, see map. If you lost something mustard coloured, send me a message of what you lost and I will happily return this item to you. Text me on 0279733884

Free

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10 days ago

electricity

Ann-Marie from Rangiora

energy club shut up shop has anybody had the patience to find other companies besides contact thanks

1 day ago

Singer sewing machine plug and foot

Nola from Rangiora

I have miss placed the foot and plug to one of my sewing machines, would someone have one they no longer need.
Happy to pay for it.

1 day ago

What's On: Hatha Yoga classes

Marina Neighbourly Lead from Fernside

Anusara, Iyengar inspired yoga classes. All body types welcome. Monday Pregnancy and Hatha classes also. Contact Marina 021871818, www.injoyyogatherapy.com
Hatha Yoga classes
  • Rangiora Hospital
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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10 days ago

What's On: ZUMBA GOLD First session

Miranda from Rangiora

Fun, great music, low impact. Great for active older adults, beginners and those getting back into exercise. Come join our first class. Stay for coffee. First class FREE. Miranda 021457333.
ZUMBA GOLD First session
  • Anglican Church Rangiora Hall
9 days ago

South Island petrol prices plummet

Anna Williams Reporter from The Press

Christchurch is leading the country in petrol price falls – but the AA is asking why it didn't happen sooner.

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5 days ago

Firewood Delivered

Sue from Swannanoa - Ohoka

Is someone able to deliver a trailer load of firewood and stack it to an address in Redwood?

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