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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
6 hours ago

Study English, make Friends and access further study

DynaSpeak Auckland CBD

Studying English with DynaSpeak can be your passport to Kiwi life!

Make friends, access further study and upgrade your career. Flexible times, short courses, excellent teachers and great locations.

Not only is DynaSpeak a great place to learn English, it plays an important part in the social… View more
Studying English with DynaSpeak can be your passport to Kiwi life!

Make friends, access further study and upgrade your career. Flexible times, short courses, excellent teachers and great locations.

Not only is DynaSpeak a great place to learn English, it plays an important part in the social life of migrants to New Zealand. They can meet people who have similar experiences and situations while improving their communication skills.

The next course begins on July 27, 2020. It runs for 18 weeks and students who successfully complete the course will be awarded an NZQA approved New Zealand Certificates in English (NZCEL).

We are currently taking enrolments for students for all levels and campuses (Queen Street (CBD), Albany, Botany, Mangere, and New Lynn). Places are limited and are filling up fast.

For more information click on your language below, visit our website, email courses@dynaspeak.ac.nz or phone 0800 355 344.

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1 day ago

How much should your council rates rise?

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, With one week until Auckland Councillors decide this year's rates rise, and the size of the Covid-19 hit Emergency Budget, public feedback on rates is fairly evenly split. How much do you think your's should rise? Read the story below:

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22 days ago

'Carless' apartments looking for tenants

Colleen Hawkes Reporter from Homed

This is the changing face of housing in our suburbs as determined by Auckland's Unitary Plan. But this pioneering project in Sandringham is for renters, not buyers.

15 days ago

Show us your winter snaps!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Hi Auckland! The days are getting colder and the Neighbourly Snaps campaign is turning up the heat in your region. Show the rest of your neighbours the wintery scenes around your pad or your region. What's your idea of a wintery scene? Post your photo in the comments below ⬇️⬇️

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18 hours ago

Opening boarders to Australia

Elmarie from Flat Bush

I am not sure why it is such a big deal to open the boarders with Australia.
Please note I do not wish to insult any person / industry just want more information.

They still have loads of cases and it will mean that anyone coming from Australia will need to go into lock down for 2 weeks. This … View more
I am not sure why it is such a big deal to open the boarders with Australia.
Please note I do not wish to insult any person / industry just want more information.

They still have loads of cases and it will mean that anyone coming from Australia will need to go into lock down for 2 weeks. This will mean that most holiday makers will think twice of coming here as they will need 3 weeks to have 1 week of holiday. Going back will also be placed into lock down.
If we go there (I am not sure) but I believe they have a 2 week lock down period as well. They may waive it for NZ as we do seem to have the C-19 more or less under control.

So my logic (can be totally way off):-
1. Waste 2 to 4 weeks to have a holiday - getting only 4 weeks holiday in a year it is not a viable option.

2. Businesses will not have their key staff "waste" time by being not accessible. They will have virtual meetings as was done during L4 and L3.

3. Imports and exports can still continue as it has in the past 3 months.

They only industries that will really benefit is the 5 star hotels that have their facilities being used as quarantine facilities.

My family is going to Queenstown for the 1st time in 16 years as we know that it will be busy but NOT hectic as in normal holiday periods.

I feel for all the people involved in the hospitality, but do believe more locals will be visiting the beautiful places in NZ that they will not normally go too.

We are all really lucky to call NZ our home, lets support local

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19 hours ago

What's On: Pakuranga Crystal Visions Holistic Market

Michelle from Beach Haven

*Nurturing Body, Mind & Spirit* Aucklands Weekly Wellbeing Event. SAT 18th July. 10am till 3pm Readers, Healers, Crystals, Jewellery, Candles, Craft, Product, Organic & more www.crystalvisions.co.nz
Pakuranga Crystal Visions Holistic Market
  • Pakuranga Community Hall
20 hours ago

What's On: Dove Catholic Fellowship for Women

Pik Lan from Wattle Downs

Theme: Gift of Tongue, Act 2:4 Holy Spirit filled on them, and they began to speak foreign language. Speaker Maryanne Hall. Followed by cuppa, friendship & encouragement. Called Grace 5773479.
Dove Catholic Fellowship for Women
  • St Anne's Parish Hall
20 hours ago

What's On: Dove Catholic Fellowship for Women

Pik Lan from Wattle Downs

Theme: Gift of Tongue, Act 2:4 Holy Spirit filled on them, and they began to speak foreign language. Speaker Maryanne Hall. Followed by cuppa, friendship & encouragement. Called Grace 5773479.
Dove Catholic Fellowship for Women
  • St Anne's Parish Hall
20 hours ago

What's On: Dove Catholic Fellowship for Women

Pik Lan from Wattle Downs

Theme: Gift of Tongue, Act 2:4 Holy Spirit filled on them, and they began to speak foreign language. Speaker Maryanne Hall. Followed by cuppa, friendship & encouragement. Called Grace 5773479.
Dove Catholic Fellowship for Women
  • St Anne's Parish Hall
20 hours ago

What's On: Dove Catholic Fellowship for Women

Pik Lan from Wattle Downs

Theme: Gift of Tongue Act 2:4, Holy Spirit filled on them and began to speak foreign language. Speaker is Maryanne Hall. Followed by Cupper, friendship encouragement. Call Grace 5773479'
Dove Catholic Fellowship for Women
  • St Anne's Parish Hall
21 hours ago

New Q Card Payment facility

Exceed - we fix windows & doors

Hi Neighbours,
We are pleased to announce our partnership with Q Card to offer our customers a convenient way to pay for our services nationwide. With Q Card you can enjoy INTEREST FREE DEALS on every purchase with Exceed ?
Q Card combines the benefits of a credit card with the added ability to … View more
Hi Neighbours,
We are pleased to announce our partnership with Q Card to offer our customers a convenient way to pay for our services nationwide. With Q Card you can enjoy INTEREST FREE DEALS on every purchase with Exceed ?
Q Card combines the benefits of a credit card with the added ability to access a range of interest-free deals and payment holiday.

If you were thinking about getting repairs and upgrades of windows, doors, conservatory joinery and security locks, now you don’t have to wait with this new great payment option ?
We have technicians in your area ready to help. They will arrive on time in a mobile van fully equipped with all the parts and tools we need to complete most jobs. Book a visit today!

Call Exceed on 0800 25 25 00 or head to our website to find out more about Q Card long term interest free deals!

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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… 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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