Camborne, Porirua

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
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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
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.

1 day ago

Need a quality Plumber?

Scott from PlumbSpec

A few more shots of our teams workmanship!
Remember if you need a professional plumber dont hesitate to call us! :)

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

Jewelery

Christine from Titahi Bay

13 pieces of jewelery dress up or wear out. (Silver dolpin bracelet GONE)

Price: $8

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1 day ago

# Dress Up bags

Christine from Titahi Bay

Three sparkly beaded dress up bags

Price: $5

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1 day ago

Grand Daughters clear out. ($40 O.N.O.)

Christine from Titahi Bay

17 Large Barbie and other dolls, 4 small. Handbags, Hair accessories, Car, T.V. Chair with secret hiding place. pile of clothes

Price: $40

1 day ago

How do we help our young people deal with trauma?

Kate Green Reporter from Dominion Post

Are you a parent or caregiver of a child or young adult? Do you worry they're getting the support they need to talk about their feelings, especially in the midst of Covid-19? The lockdown was hard for many, life altering for some. If you have any experiences with how your kids are dealing with… View moreAre you a parent or caregiver of a child or young adult? Do you worry they're getting the support they need to talk about their feelings, especially in the midst of Covid-19? The lockdown was hard for many, life altering for some. If you have any experiences with how your kids are dealing with trauma (even something outside of Covid-19!) and how your family is dealing with it, we would love to talk to you for a piece on child resilience. Leave your comments below.

1 day ago

Meat, clothes and rubbish dumped at recycling facility 'a disgrace'

The Team Reporter from Dominion Post

Raw meat, clothes and mountains of rubbish have grown at landfills as people “Marie Kondoed” their homes during and after the lockdown.

Waste at the Spicer Landfill in Porirua on Monday was piled high at a recycling drop-off point – it was too much to fit in the bins.

To read more, click … View more
Raw meat, clothes and mountains of rubbish have grown at landfills as people “Marie Kondoed” their homes during and after the lockdown.

Waste at the Spicer Landfill in Porirua on Monday was piled high at a recycling drop-off point – it was too much to fit in the bins.

To read more, click here.

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1 day ago

IT Project Management work sought

Jacqui from Camborne

Is there anyone out there who knows of opportunities for South African male, mid 40s looking for a position in IT project management work. If so please telephone
Jacqui 021 25 35 616

2 days ago

Holiday in NZ

EECA

Need a break? Live more with less energy. Explore our NZ paradise, and enjoy a low-carbon holiday. Find out more

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3 days ago

Mt Albert Tunnel Entry

The Team from Wellington Water

The final stage of the repair to the Mt Albert tunnel and sludge lines involves repairing the floor of the tunnel. As part of this, on Thursday night a crew will be entering the tunnel to perform a visual inspection.

As the tunnel is an active wastewater pipe, we’ll hold wastewater flows at the … View more
The final stage of the repair to the Mt Albert tunnel and sludge lines involves repairing the floor of the tunnel. As part of this, on Thursday night a crew will be entering the tunnel to perform a visual inspection.

As the tunnel is an active wastewater pipe, we’ll hold wastewater flows at the pump station while the inspection is carried out. We’re scheduling the entry at night when wastewater flows are at a minimum, thereby maximising the amount of time our crews can spend in the tunnel. The plan is for the crew to spend 40 minutes in the tunnel, while based on normal operations we have capacity at the pump station to hold the wastewater flows for up to an hour. In the very unlikely event that the crew has to spend more than an hour in the tunnel, some screened wastewater may need to be discharged from the pump station into the Cook Strait. All possible steps will be taken to prevent this, however it is important to note that this inbound wastewater is made up of 99% water, and is therefore very different to the dewatered sludge that was transported during the earlier stage of repairs. Generators onsite may create some noise, however there will be no construction undertaken during this entry. We will monitor odour and use misters if necessary.

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3 days ago

What's On: PORIRUA SINGYOUR LUNGS OUT CHOIR

Ruth from Tawa

PSYLO A fun community choir for people with chronic lung disease and other chronic conditions. Meets every Friday morning and led by a music therapist. Admission free, Enquiries Claire 0274056458
PORIRUA SINGYOUR LUNGS OUT CHOIR
  • Supper Room, Mungavin Hall
3 days ago

Share a local story with your neighbours.

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Hi neighbours!
Do you know of a story around your neighbourhood that hasn't hit the front-page yet? Is there someone in your suburb who really embodies the Neighbourly spirit and deserves for their story to be told? Maybe it’s a local hero who's remained humble. Even if it's … View more
Hi neighbours!
Do you know of a story around your neighbourhood that hasn't hit the front-page yet? Is there someone in your suburb who really embodies the Neighbourly spirit and deserves for their story to be told? Maybe it’s a local hero who's remained humble. Even if it's anything that you think the nation needs to know, comment on our post below!

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3 days ago

Age Concern Wellington is reaching-out to isolated seniors

Lorna Harvey from Age Concern Wellington

We're reaching-out to isolated seniors, particularly post-lockdown. Check Point reports...

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