69 days ago

Virtual libraries thrive in Kapiti

Alan from Raumati Beach

Kāpiti Libraries Manager Ian Littleworth reports a 500% increase in new users accessing online books and audio services.

Paraparaumu Library ( photo )and other libraries are closed physically but open online

While the COVID-19 pandemic has temporarily closed the doors of the four District libraries, he says, staff are finding creative ways to connect with their communities. More -- bit.ly...

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1 day 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.

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?
  • 60.3% Yes, five days is not enough
    60.3% Complete
  • 13.4% No, I never use mine up anyway
    13.4% Complete
  • 26.3% Entitlement should be assessed on a case-by-case basis
    26.3% Complete
3138 votes
7 hours ago

This one’s for you, Aotearoa!

Ryman Healthcare Limited

THANK YOU for coming together as one so we could all stay safe.

9 hours ago

Wanted: Angle Iron

Russell from Paraparaumu

I need a couple of lengths of angle iron for a project. Steel is fine too or even the stuff used to mount shelving to walls. 4 or 5m ideally, any condition.

Happy to collect from anywhere in the district.