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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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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
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4 days ago

Lifestyle services

Jade from Masterton District

Available now onwards, for docking of lambs and calves.

No job to small

Fencing, Shearing, Docking And Farm building

Phone 0204 147 8220

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.

21 hours ago

Model Railway Items

Tony from Masterton District

I have a friend who looking for Estate lots of Model Railway Items or collection or ,possibly layouts
On behalf my friend below
Also looking for Tin plate or Lionel , American Flyer ,S Gauge track ,O scale ,HO Scale ,N scale items etc

if you can help
Message me or
Please Contact
Shaun … View more
I have a friend who looking for Estate lots of Model Railway Items or collection or ,possibly layouts
On behalf my friend below
Also looking for Tin plate or Lionel , American Flyer ,S Gauge track ,O scale ,HO Scale ,N scale items etc

if you can help
Message me or
Please Contact
Shaun Hamilton
0273867972
shaunhamilton69@gmail.com

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1 day ago

Looking for firewood

Justin from Gladstone

Looking for a load of firewood to be delivered today, we’ve just run out and the house is freezing without the fire going. If anyone is selling any wood that can be delivered today that would be great, cheers.

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

Vacuum cleaner repair

Carol from Gladstone

Hello..does anybody know if there is anyone that fixes vacuum cleaners in our area please

1 day ago

Masport electric mower (Brand new not unpacked)

Tony from Masterton District

Latest from Masport, their new 'Energy Flex' range of equipment. Mower is brand new and not unpacked, normal retail price for this mower is at $729. Basically an unwanted prize, so yours for only $500. All warranties and guarantees go with as not yet filled out. Check the specs in this … View moreLatest from Masport, their new 'Energy Flex' range of equipment. Mower is brand new and not unpacked, normal retail price for this mower is at $729. Basically an unwanted prize, so yours for only $500. All warranties and guarantees go with as not yet filled out. Check the specs in this link. PM me, Located in Carterton, Wairarapa.irttps://www.masport.co.nz/outdoor-garden-products/outdoor-power-equipment/energy-flex/42v-st-s18-lawnmower Less

Price: $525

1 day ago

Denon DP-29F Turntable

Tony from Masterton District

Denon DP-29F Turntable $200
ono
Plus courier
only used half a dozen times
Purchased in May
Denon DP-29F Turntable

Now's the time to put your vinyl records back into your listening rotation. The Denon DP-29F includes a built-in RIAA phono equalizer to hook it up to your system through a … View more
Denon DP-29F Turntable $200
ono
Plus courier
only used half a dozen times
Purchased in May
Denon DP-29F Turntable

Now's the time to put your vinyl records back into your listening rotation. The Denon DP-29F includes a built-in RIAA phono equalizer to hook it up to your system through a standard analog connection, and has been precision manufactured with rigid diecast aluminum to produce uniform inertial mass for perfectly stable turntable rotation, an essential component of high fidelity sound during playback.
High precision diecast aluminium turntable
Fully automatic system for easy operation
Integrated phono equalizer to use with standard analog audio inputs
Rubber belt driven DC servo motor with metal bearing
Compatible with both 33-1/3 & 45 RPM speeds

Price: $200

1 day ago

Have you see the decorations in Greytown for The Festival of Christmas

Masterton & Martinborough i-SITE Visitor Centres

It's neat to see lots of visitors and locals enjoying the decorated buildings and shop windows and the light shows in Greytown. Each night at 5.15pm the light shows start on four of the lovely old buildings. Cobblestones have fun crafts and games on each Saturday, there are street performers, … View moreIt's neat to see lots of visitors and locals enjoying the decorated buildings and shop windows and the light shows in Greytown. Each night at 5.15pm the light shows start on four of the lovely old buildings. Cobblestones have fun crafts and games on each Saturday, there are street performers, a treasure hunt along the Main St and yummy Christmas food on offer too. Check out the website for the full programme.

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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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: MODEL SHOP Jacques Demy 1969

David from Brooklyn

The French maestro’s Hollywood visit produced this seldom seen feature starring Anouk Aimée and Gary Lockwood. “One of the great movies about LA” –Time Out. See trailer at https://filmsocietywellington.net.nz/
MODEL SHOP Jacques Demy 1969
  • Embassy Grand
3 days ago

How eco-friendly is your grocery shopping?

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Most of us like to think we're doing what we can to lessen our impact on the environment, but how green is your weekly shop?

Beyond the eco-swaps you’ve probably already made, here are some of … View more
Most of us like to think we're doing what we can to lessen our impact on the environment, but how green is your weekly shop?

Beyond the eco-swaps you’ve probably already made, here are some of the least eco-friendly grocery store items to steer clear of next time you're loading up your trolley, with minimal disruption to your routine.

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