Mount Victoria, Wellington

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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7 days ago

Hellenic New Zealand Congress AGM/Greek documentary - free entry

Mee Moi from Mount Cook

Wellington premiere of "Ο Ηρακλής, ο Αχελώος, και η Μεσοχώρα" (Heracles, Acheloos and Mesochora, with English subtitles). The movie will start at 3.30pm after the AGM tea/coffee break as the AGM is being held same day at 2.15pm (all welcome) in the TTC … View moreWellington premiere of "Ο Ηρακλής, ο Αχελώος, και η Μεσοχώρα" (Heracles, Acheloos and Mesochora, with English subtitles). The movie will start at 3.30pm after the AGM tea/coffee break as the AGM is being held same day at 2.15pm (all welcome) in the TTC clubrooms.

"The village of Mesochora, as well as the paternal home of the documentary director, is on the banks of the Acheloos river, in the mountain range of Pindos. The area, however, is flooded by the artificial lake created by the diversion of the river.

The documentary unfolds the incredible story of the hostage of the village, the family tragedy of the director himself, and the admirable struggle of the inhabitants of Mesochora."

We would like to thank the director and ERT for providing this film to us free of charge and to Elias Pavlidis for organizing the film to come to Wellington.

More info on Facebook page for Hellenic New Zealand Congress or on Eventfinda.

Direction: Δημήτρης Κουτσιαμπασάκος

Script: Δημήτρης Κουτσιαμπασάκος Cinematography: Yorgos Papaioannou

Editing: Yorgos Savoglou Sound: Nikos Paliatsoudis, Antonis Kypreos, Yorgos Petroutsas

Music: Vangelis Fampas Production: ERT Production

Country: Greece | Production Year: 2019

2 days 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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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
  • Te Raukura ki Kapiti
18 hours ago

New Zealand's first Toitū carbonzero certified self storage company

Kiwi Self Storage - Kilbirnie

At Kiwi Self Storage we are dedicated to a creating sustainable future. We want to help lead New Zealand’s transition to a resilient, zero-carbon economy for the benefit of all Kiwis. As such we are proud to be New Zealand's first and only Toitū carbonzero certified self storage … View moreAt Kiwi Self Storage we are dedicated to a creating sustainable future. We want to help lead New Zealand’s transition to a resilient, zero-carbon economy for the benefit of all Kiwis. As such we are proud to be New Zealand's first and only Toitū carbonzero certified self storage organisation. This means our self storage facilities have effectively neutralised their carbon footprint to achieve net zero emissions.

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1 day ago

Iconic Wellington restaurant Tinakori Bistro reopens as Daisy's

The Team Reporter from Dominion Post

After three decades, iconic Wellington restaurant Tinakori Bistro has undergone a transformation - and a name change.

"As stressful as it is at the moment, it's almost an ideal time - it's a blank slate time - to reopen, or try something new," restaurateur Asher Boote said.

To… View more
After three decades, iconic Wellington restaurant Tinakori Bistro has undergone a transformation - and a name change.

"As stressful as it is at the moment, it's almost an ideal time - it's a blank slate time - to reopen, or try something new," restaurateur Asher Boote said.

To read more, click here.

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19 hours ago

Grafton Road bank works

Simone Borgstede from Wellington City Council

We are doing remediating work on the bank between 140-156 Grafton Road to make it safe and resilient for road users.

From Monday 13 July to Friday 11 September the hillside lane will be closed to traffic and roadside parking will not be available.
Bus stop 6528 will be temporarily closed.

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We are doing remediating work on the bank between 140-156 Grafton Road to make it safe and resilient for road users.

From Monday 13 July to Friday 11 September the hillside lane will be closed to traffic and roadside parking will not be available.
Bus stop 6528 will be temporarily closed.

We apologise for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience while we work to stabilise the bank.

For more information, please visit our website:
wcccm.net.ad.wcc.govt.nz...

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1 day ago

Gardner needed

Sarah from Roseneath

Hi,

I'm in need of a gardner to clean up a property in Evan's bay. Mostly wedding. Please PM me...

Thank you in advance :)

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.

20 hours ago

How to Keep Indoor Plants Alive

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Wellington

Keeping an indoor plant alive — let alone thriving — can be a daunting task. Thankfully, we have five tips to help keep your plants alive.

1. Potting and repotting
When potting a plant, choose a pot that has good drainage and always use a good quality potting mix. If you do have a pot … View more
Keeping an indoor plant alive — let alone thriving — can be a daunting task. Thankfully, we have five tips to help keep your plants alive.

1. Potting and repotting
When potting a plant, choose a pot that has good drainage and always use a good quality potting mix. If you do have a pot without drainage, you can pot it in a smaller plastic pot and pop it inside.

When repotting, pick a pot that’s one size bigger than the one you have, place some firmly packed potting mix in the bottom and a small sprinkle of plant fertiliser. Give the plant a good water and gently tip the pot on its side and ease out the plant, place it in the new pot and gently fill with potting mix, press down soil and keep filling until you are about 2-4cm from the top of the pot.

2. Light
Most plants like bright indirect sunlight. Plants get their nourishment and energy from the sun so don’t be shy about placing them in bright sunlight. As the seasons change, watch the light levels and move plants closer or further away from windows. Some plants can survive in very dim light but give them a bright light holiday one day a week. Pale foliage is a sign that your plant might not be getting enough light and brown patches on leaves can mean the plant is getting singed.

3. Water
One of the most common reasons indoor plants die is overwatering. The majority of plants need to be watered once a week. Once a month place them in a sink or bucket and drench the soil and roots, then let the water drain out well before placing them back in their spots. There are a few plants that like more water, such as peace lilies, and some that like less, including ZZ plants and snake plants.

4. Humidity
Lots of indoor plants, and the majority of what we sell, originate from sub-tropical rainforest-type climates. They love a light misting daily or you can sit them in the bathroom while you take a shower.

5. Choosing plants
Pick the right plant for you and your lifestyle. If you are new to house plants, start with an easy-care plant such as a succulent or cactus, then you can graduate to other types. If you go away a lot choose a plant that can survive without attention. If you live in the city you might want to think about plants that have super air cleansing powers. The whole process of choosing plants and their weekly routine can be quite meditative. Enjoy the watering rituals you create — it’s a good chance to practise your mindfulness. Just remember once you start it’s hard to stop!

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1 day ago

Planning a Garden ....The Wind Issue.

Manager from Ingrid Gotlieb Landscape Design + Consultancy

I often get asked as a Garden Design Consultant what to plant to reduce the wind. Often people are disappointed that their property is in a high wind zone and so they aren't able to enjoy being outside and also find their fruit trees don't survive! Be very careful to consider the wind … View moreI often get asked as a Garden Design Consultant what to plant to reduce the wind. Often people are disappointed that their property is in a high wind zone and so they aren't able to enjoy being outside and also find their fruit trees don't survive! Be very careful to consider the wind factor when buying a property! Wind may be reduced though not necessary eliminated. A common, though brilliant tree/shrub to use for shelter is Griselinia littoralis.
For Landscape Design Plans or Garden Consultations contact me on
m: 021 0424648

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

How do we help our young people deal with trauma?

Kate Green Reporter from Dominion Post

Are you a parent or caregiver of a child or young adult? Do you worry they're getting the support they need to talk about their feelings, especially in the midst of Covid-19? The lockdown was hard for many, life altering for some. If you have any experiences with how your kids are dealing with… View moreAre you a parent or caregiver of a child or young adult? Do you worry they're getting the support they need to talk about their feelings, especially in the midst of Covid-19? The lockdown was hard for many, life altering for some. If you have any experiences with how your kids are dealing with trauma (even something outside of Covid-19!) and how your family is dealing with it, we would love to talk to you for a piece on child resilience. Leave your comments below.

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7 days ago

Hellenic New Zealand Congress Greek Cooking demo class

Mee Moi from Mount Cook

Our popular annual event returns this month on Wednesday 29 July at 6pm (doors open 5.30pm).

Stella Bares will demonstrate a couple of Greek dishes while you enjoy some nibbles. You will then be able to sample the demonstrated dishes once cooked.

No door sales so please prepay beforehand. Ticket… View more
Our popular annual event returns this month on Wednesday 29 July at 6pm (doors open 5.30pm).

Stella Bares will demonstrate a couple of Greek dishes while you enjoy some nibbles. You will then be able to sample the demonstrated dishes once cooked.

No door sales so please prepay beforehand. Ticket and payment details on our Facebook page for Hellenic New Zealand Congress or Eventfinda site.

In the past, a few people were able to buy some leftover food so bring a container if you feel lucky.

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1 day ago

SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 10+

Christopher from Hataitai

Only 2 months old, Selling to upgrade to the new one,with everything with it

Price: $1,200

1 day ago

Stump removal starting at $180

Joshua from Price Smart Landscaping and Gardening

Getting a tree stump out of the ground is an almost impossible undertaking without the correct equipment, knowledge and experience. Using the safest and most up to date equipment for removing stumps, we are experienced in stump removals on residential and commercial structures.

For a reasonable … View more
Getting a tree stump out of the ground is an almost impossible undertaking without the correct equipment, knowledge and experience. Using the safest and most up to date equipment for removing stumps, we are experienced in stump removals on residential and commercial structures.

For a reasonable estimate, Give us a call at 027 548 9818 or Visit www.pricesmart.co.nz...

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