Upper Hutt City Council has agreed on 12 measures aimed at bringing relief to residents and businesses in light of the COVID-19 lockdown and its financial impacts.
Some of the measures have immediate effect. Others will need further work by staff to nail down, and will be brought back for consideration at the next Council meeting on 4 May. For these Council has provided direction in principle.
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?
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
We have resumed Tai Chi classes at St Hilda's church hall, Cruickshank Road. Tuesday evenings, from 7pm - 8pm. Newcomers and experienced tai-chi practitioners welcome. Further details from Instructor, Andrew Hardwick, on 0211532508