Karen from "Junk For Joy" "(ex Paraparaumu Beach) and Denise from "Spike The Sock Broker" will all be at the Market today and are looking forward to seeing you all there.
When:- Sunday 16 February
Beach Community Hall, 22 Rauparaha Street, Waikanae
Time:- 10am - 1pm
Lots of stalls with a great selection of products and crafts
LOCALS SUPPORTING LOCALS
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.
59.9% Yes, five days is not enough59.9% Complete
13.2% No, I never use mine up anyway13.2% Complete
27% Entitlement should be assessed on a case-by-case basis27% Complete
With sweeping beaches, hidden caves, seals, penguins and albatross - we think this must be the most underrated stretch of New Zealand. Have you been? Read more on the link below.
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.
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”.