37 days ago

What is volunteering?

Hannah Cunningham from Volunteer Marlborough

Volunteering is defined by Volunteer Marlborough and the rest of our network of volunteer centres as "Time willingly given for the common good and without financial gain." When you consider that definition, a lot of people immediately think of 'formal' volunteering like helping in an op shop or a rest home. However, there are many other types of volunteering; helping at church or on the marae, coaching and managing kids sports teams, or mowing your elderly neighbor's lawn are all examples of volunteering!
Volunteering is really just about helping others, and we strongly believe ALL volunteering should be celebrated!

You can get full info on all available roles (and apply online) by clicking the 'read more' button below

Alternatively, send us a message, call/txt 021478330, or email vm@volunteermarlborough.org.nz

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5 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.

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?
  • 57.5% Yes, five days is not enough
    57.5% Complete
  • 13.4% No, I never use mine up anyway
    13.4% Complete
  • 29.1% Entitlement should be assessed on a case-by-case basis
    29.1% Complete
859 votes
3 hours ago

School holiday deals

Coral Stewart from Red Cross Shop Blenheim

Are you at home with the kids feeling like you’re living lockdown all over again? Throw on some warm clothes and pop down and see us for some great deals. The heaters on and we’d love to see you.

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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 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.