237 days ago

Congratulations to the Wellingtonians of the Year!

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

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.

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8 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.

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?
  • 58.6% Yes, five days is not enough
    58.6% Complete
  • 13.4% No, I never use mine up anyway
    13.4% Complete
  • 28.1% Entitlement should be assessed on a case-by-case basis
    28.1% Complete
1368 votes
1 day ago

Hit and Run

Jose Antonio from Brooklyn

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

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7 hours ago

End of Tenancy Cleaning and Handyman fixes

Greg from Karori

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.

Thanks,

Greg