This week has been a big one in Wellington and internationally with the Global Climate Change Strike. Courtenay Orthodontics had a number of patients and members of our wider team take part in Friday's historic march. We take sustainability seriously and we're pleased to say our orthodontic software supplier topsOrtho is also committed to making a difference to reduce our carbon footprint. We're all in this together.
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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60.1% Yes, five days is not enough60.1% Complete
13.9% No, I never use mine up anyway13.9% Complete
26% Entitlement should be assessed on a case-by-case basis26% Complete
International travellers flying into New South Wales are now paying A$3000 (NZ$3168) for their two-week stint in hotel quarantine. Travellers will be charged A$3000 for one adult, A$1000 for each additional adult and A$500 per child aged three and over. Children under three will stay free of charge. Do you think Kiwis should be charged for their isolation costs? Nzwww.stuff.co.nz...
62% Yes: All people coming into NZ should pay for their isolation62% Complete
4.4% No: It's something the Government should pick up4.4% Complete
33.5% ReturninTravellers should pay part of the cost33.5% Complete
One of the most scenic hot air balloon flights in the world - among the mountains in Queenstown - has slashed prices by a third to attract Kiwi travellers. Click the link below to read more.