Bunnythorpe, Palmerston North

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

Free diet and nutrition workshops

Gavin Hurnard from My Health Myself | Tōku Ora Whānau Ora

Through July and August, registered dietitians along with other health professionals from THINK Hauora will be running “Eat Hauora” – a free nutrition and wellness programme. The programme includes six one-hour sessions on different topics and people may attend one or more sessions according … View moreThrough July and August, registered dietitians along with other health professionals from THINK Hauora will be running “Eat Hauora” – a free nutrition and wellness programme. The programme includes six one-hour sessions on different topics and people may attend one or more sessions according to their interest.
All sessions are held at the THINK Hauora offices at 200 Broadway, Palmerston North.
Register your attendance, today by emailing dietitian@thinkhauora.nz.

5:30pm Tuesday 7 July
Healthy eating starter kit
Unpack myths and mixed messages around the food we eat and discover the basics of healthy eating, the food groups, portion sizes.

5:30pm Tuesday 14 July
Food, blood pressure, and cholesterol
Learn how to eat to reduce risk and manage heart disease and provides practical tips to increase unsaturated fat, decrease sat fat, decrease sodium, and increase heart healthy foods.

5:30pm Tuesday 21 July
Shop like a nutritionist
Plan you menu, recipes, learn supermarket hacks, label reading, budgeting

5:30pm Tuesday 28 July
Benefits of exercise for wellbeing
Led by Clinical Exercise Physiologists, discover the wellbeing benefits of exercise, find out about local Green Prescription, exercise, nutritionist/dietitian services and mental health services and create a home-based exercise plan

5:30pm Tuesday 4 August
Mental fitness
Understand the connections between and how to manage stress, sleep, self-care and mindful eating

5:30pm Tuesday 11 August
Stop quitting!
Set yourself up to change behaviours and achieve your goals.

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1 day ago

Free Microsoft Course Term 3 Excel and PowerPoint - starts Monday 20th July 2020

Sheila from Hokowhitu

An introduction to Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.
Mondays 9.30 am – 2.30 pm.
Explore and learn new skills.
Know how to:
• Design, layout and create spreadsheets, produce tables and explore graphs.
• Have fun with PowerPoint creating slides, adding animations and transitions.
Want more … View more
An introduction to Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.
Mondays 9.30 am – 2.30 pm.
Explore and learn new skills.
Know how to:
• Design, layout and create spreadsheets, produce tables and explore graphs.
• Have fun with PowerPoint creating slides, adding animations and transitions.
Want more information on course delivery.
Email our tutor at sbarrass.211@literacy.org.nz and course information will be sent to you.

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13 hours ago

Free English Language classes for Permanent residents and NZ citizens

Helen van den Ende from English Language Partners - Palmerston North

We are taking enrolments for Term 3.

These classes are free and open to anyone with P.R. or NZ citizenship

Face to face classes

Monday Beginner 12:00-2:00 120 King St
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We are taking enrolments for Term 3.

These classes are free and open to anyone with P.R. or NZ citizenship

Face to face classes

Monday Beginner 12:00-2:00 120 King St

Tuesday Seniors 9:20-11:30 City Mission

Tuesday Low beginner 9:00-11:00 Roslyn School

Thursday Pre-intermediate 9:30-11:30 120 King St

Thursday Low beginner 9:00-11:00 Roslyn School

Friday Computer basics 9:15-11:15 King St

Online class

Thursday Intermediate speaking 7:00-9:00pm via Zoom

Road Code

Saturday 8 Aug-12 Sept 9am-2:30pm 120 King St


Register by: calling into the office at 120 King St,

Emailing Palmerstonnorth@englishlanguge.org.nz

or Phone us at 3592332

A large range of classes now also available online

Beginner to advanced level speaking and listening, reading and writing,

Intermediate to advanced level classes on academic writing, IELTS, grammar, kiwi slang, workplace communication, and more.

Please fill out the form on the website to register your interest and ask for more information on classes and times.
Like us on Facebook for updates and information

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19 hours ago

New Q Card Payment facility

Exceed - we fix windows and 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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19 hours ago

Wanted Tropical Fish Molly’s or Platys

Allie from Roslyn - Terrace End

Hi their am after Black Molly’s or Platys if anyone has any available please.

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.

20 hours ago

How to Keep Indoor Plants Alive

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Palmerston North

Keeping an indoor plant alive — let alone thriving — can be a daunting task. Thankfully, we have five tips to help keep your plants alive.

1. Potting and repotting
When potting a plant, choose a pot that has good drainage and always use a good quality potting mix. If you do have a pot … View more
Keeping an indoor plant alive — let alone thriving — can be a daunting task. Thankfully, we have five tips to help keep your plants alive.

1. Potting and repotting
When potting a plant, choose a pot that has good drainage and always use a good quality potting mix. If you do have a pot without drainage, you can pot it in a smaller plastic pot and pop it inside.

When repotting, pick a pot that’s one size bigger than the one you have, place some firmly packed potting mix in the bottom and a small sprinkle of plant fertiliser. Give the plant a good water and gently tip the pot on its side and ease out the plant, place it in the new pot and gently fill with potting mix, press down soil and keep filling until you are about 2-4cm from the top of the pot.

2. Light
Most plants like bright indirect sunlight. Plants get their nourishment and energy from the sun so don’t be shy about placing them in bright sunlight. As the seasons change, watch the light levels and move plants closer or further away from windows. Some plants can survive in very dim light but give them a bright light holiday one day a week. Pale foliage is a sign that your plant might not be getting enough light and brown patches on leaves can mean the plant is getting singed.

3. Water
One of the most common reasons indoor plants die is overwatering. The majority of plants need to be watered once a week. Once a month place them in a sink or bucket and drench the soil and roots, then let the water drain out well before placing them back in their spots. There are a few plants that like more water, such as peace lilies, and some that like less, including ZZ plants and snake plants.

4. Humidity
Lots of indoor plants, and the majority of what we sell, originate from sub-tropical rainforest-type climates. They love a light misting daily or you can sit them in the bathroom while you take a shower.

5. Choosing plants
Pick the right plant for you and your lifestyle. If you are new to house plants, start with an easy-care plant such as a succulent or cactus, then you can graduate to other types. If you go away a lot choose a plant that can survive without attention. If you live in the city you might want to think about plants that have super air cleansing powers. The whole process of choosing plants and their weekly routine can be quite meditative. Enjoy the watering rituals you create — it’s a good chance to practise your mindfulness. Just remember once you start it’s hard to stop!

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