Elderslea, Upper Hutt

19 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?
  • 59.5% Yes, five days is not enough
    59.5% Complete
  • 13.5% No, I never use mine up anyway
    13.5% Complete
  • 27% Entitlement should be assessed on a case-by-case basis
    27% Complete
1908 votes
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11 days ago

Tiler wanted

Michael from Pinehaven

Wanted a careful tiler for a very small job - set up six small feature tiles on a bathroom wall.

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10 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
  • Te Raukura ki Kapiti
17 hours ago

House for rent

Matt from Pukeko Rental Managers - Hutt Valley

A fantastic 3-bed family home in beautiful Brown Owl for rent. Please see trademe ad for details on how to book a viewing.

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17 hours ago

What's On: English Country Dancing

Ruth from Silverstream

Friendly group of ladies enjoying dance and music each Monday. Contact Ruth on 5288332 or Brenda on 027 230 3772. Mondays 1.00pm, St Margaret's Church Hall , Dunns Road, Silverstream
English Country Dancing
  • St Margaret's Church Hall
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.

3 days ago

Tai Chi Evening Classes

Andrew from Birchville

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

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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

Messy Church

Glenis from Totara Park

We are soooo looking forward to seeing you ll again THIS SUNDAY from 4.00pm!!! 😄😄 See you then!!

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2 days ago

Holiday in NZ

EECA

Need a break? Live more with less energy. Explore our NZ paradise, and enjoy a low-carbon holiday. Find out more

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2 days ago

Drill

Jo from Timberlea

13mm chuck jcb drill 2 speed normal drill and hammer drill.
2 batteries and charger.
Has a problem cuts out but to get going again just take battery off and it’s good again. If you do not have a drill and only need for the odd job this is a good free item.

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3 days ago

Time To Win Some Maybelline Mascara!

Stephen from Kiss and Makeup

Who doesn't love a good mascara and boy do we have some great picks ranging from The Colossal to The Falsies, Go Extreme to Lash Sensational.

Now you can easily enter our prize draw by visiting our Maybelline page kissandmakeup.co.nz... , then leave a comment on our facebook page.

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3 days ago

Mt Albert Tunnel Entry

The Team from Wellington Water

The final stage of the repair to the Mt Albert tunnel and sludge lines involves repairing the floor of the tunnel. As part of this, on Thursday night a crew will be entering the tunnel to perform a visual inspection.

As the tunnel is an active wastewater pipe, we’ll hold wastewater flows at the … View more
The final stage of the repair to the Mt Albert tunnel and sludge lines involves repairing the floor of the tunnel. As part of this, on Thursday night a crew will be entering the tunnel to perform a visual inspection.

As the tunnel is an active wastewater pipe, we’ll hold wastewater flows at the pump station while the inspection is carried out. We’re scheduling the entry at night when wastewater flows are at a minimum, thereby maximising the amount of time our crews can spend in the tunnel. The plan is for the crew to spend 40 minutes in the tunnel, while based on normal operations we have capacity at the pump station to hold the wastewater flows for up to an hour. In the very unlikely event that the crew has to spend more than an hour in the tunnel, some screened wastewater may need to be discharged from the pump station into the Cook Strait. All possible steps will be taken to prevent this, however it is important to note that this inbound wastewater is made up of 99% water, and is therefore very different to the dewatered sludge that was transported during the earlier stage of repairs. Generators onsite may create some noise, however there will be no construction undertaken during this entry. We will monitor odour and use misters if necessary.

3 days ago

Share a local story with your neighbours.

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Hi neighbours!
Do you know of a story around your neighbourhood that hasn't hit the front-page yet? Is there someone in your suburb who really embodies the Neighbourly spirit and deserves for their story to be told? Maybe it’s a local hero who's remained humble. Even if it's … View more
Hi neighbours!
Do you know of a story around your neighbourhood that hasn't hit the front-page yet? Is there someone in your suburb who really embodies the Neighbourly spirit and deserves for their story to be told? Maybe it’s a local hero who's remained humble. Even if it's anything that you think the nation needs to know, comment on our post below!

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3 days ago

What's On: The Daylight Atheist

Savannah from Ebdentown

Ageing Irish raconteur Danny Moffat retreats to his bedroom, where under old newspapers and beer bottles, he sorts through a lifetime of memories and regrets... Tickets $20. Book on (04)5272168.
The Daylight Atheist
  • Expressions Whirinaki Arts & Entertainment Centre
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