The Office for Seniors is working hard to keep you informed throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our most recent COVID-19 special edition Newsletter includes phone numbers for all regional civil defence teams, they can help you if you are struggling to access your supermarket essentials.
It also includes details on COVID-19 related scams and what to look out for to stay safe.
Read the newsletter here: bit.ly...
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.
60.3% Yes, five days is not enough60.3% Complete
13.4% No, I never use mine up anyway13.4% Complete
26.3% Entitlement should be assessed on a case-by-case basis26.3% Complete
Just a reminder the casual 500 card group at Upper Hutt library is on again this Sunday, 12th July 1pm to 4pm-come & join in for as long as you like. Suitable for people with some knowledge of the game of 500, partners not needed-just for fun and to meet other people.
Card group operates every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month.
hope to see you there