We designed our house at 88 Motuhara Road and have loved it for 44 years. Children elsewhere so we septuagenarians are downsizing. Coastal forest plus 20-odd types of planted native trees and ferns mostly over 40 years old. Productive apple and lemon trees and rhubarb and kitchen herbs with space for veges. Sixty steps up from the garage to the first door but we see Mana Island and bigger distant islands from the sunny upstairs living areas. Harcourts Paremata (Marty and Adriana) plan to hold virtual auction on 28th May. Please talk to them and see website or page 13 of Kapi-Mana 12 May.
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.
0% Yes, five days is not enough0% Complete
0% No, I never use mine up anyway0% Complete
0% Entitlement should be assessed on a case-by-case basis0% Complete
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 email@example.com, 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.
A few more shots of our teams workmanship!
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