The Wellingtonian of the Year awards' supreme winner has been jointly awarded for the first time in 31 years, with climate change activist Sophie Handford and Muslim community leader Tahir Nawaz sharing the honour. Dominion Post editor Eric Janssen said the winners and their response were a clear reflection of events that dominated 2019. "Without Sophie and Tahir's leadership, respectively, we might fear even more for our future, and struggle even more to find peace after unprecedented pain." Follow the read more link to see all of last night's winners.
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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58.6% Yes, five days is not enough58.6% Complete
13.4% No, I never use mine up anyway13.4% Complete
28.1% Entitlement should be assessed on a case-by-case basis28.1% Complete
My Daughter drove her Nana from the hospital and a silver colored car parked in front of Countdown Newtown suddenly drove out of parking and hit her around 11:10am this morning. Driver did a runner. Hoping if someone saw the accident can provide details of the rego of the runner. Thanks
I'm moving out of my 1 bedroom flat in about a month and I'm considering getting the place professionally cleaned. Does anyone have any recommendations for a cleaner than can do a decent job cleaning the entire place?
I also need a handyman to do a couple of small repairs, one being fixing an electric towel rail that has been pulled away from the wall, and a couple of holes made in a wall for some earthquake strap anchor points.