Have you been to the country's first "drive-thru" garden centre in Plimmerton yet? Owner Richard Persson said he sold six weeks worth of vege seedlings in three days because "we're all alcohlic gardeners this side of lockdown".
Vege seedlings have been selling out because gardeners are buying them up like crazy now and the growers weren't able to plant at level 4. But they're warning other shortages of fruit and native trees are still to come and could be long-lasting.
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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60.2% Yes, five days is not enough60.2% Complete
13.8% No, I never use mine up anyway13.8% Complete
26% Entitlement should be assessed on a case-by-case basis26% Complete
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