Waitangirua, 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
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13 hours ago

Wooden Wheelbarrow or Old bicycle that has the old guard over back wheel

Kareen from Tawa

Looking for either an old wooden wheelbarrow or bicycle with the old guard over the back wheel (and bike rack if it has one)

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.

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1 day ago

Sylvianian family bulk set -$15

Joanna from Tawa

My daughter is clearing out and is selling her Sylvianian families. In good used condition from a smoke-free and pet-free home. This is also listed on Trademe so first in first serve.

Price: $15

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1 day ago

Assorted Kiwi author Nalini Singh books - $15

Joanna from Tawa

Clearing out and am selling some of my Nalini Singh books (a Kiwi author). In good read condition from a smoke-free and pet-free home, as pictured.

Price: $15

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1 day ago

Assorted Charlaine Harris book - $15

Joanna from Tawa

Clearing out and am selling some of my Charlaine Harris books. In good read condition from a smoke-free and pet-free home, as pictured.

Price: $15

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1 day ago

Bulk Jacqueline Wilson books - $10

Joanna from Tawa

My daughter is clearing out and would like to sell her Jacqueline Wilson book collection. In good used condition, books are as pictured.

Negotiable

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1 day ago

Kids books bulk - $10

Joanna from Tawa

My daughter is clearing out and has a lot of kids books. From a smoke-free, pet-free home. The all about me book has not been yet used and other books are in good used condition but not perfect, comes as pictured. Liar and Flight from Ledron are ex-library books.

Price: $10

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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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