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% Yes, five days is not enough60% Complete
14% No, I never use mine up anyway14% Complete
26% Entitlement should be assessed on a case-by-case basis26% Complete
I know, most people like sunshine and blue skies. For me as a photographer, however, the strong winds and waves of the last few days are much more interesting.
Here a few images from along Princess Bay to Owhiro Bay, during the last 2 weeks
Private sectors say they are struggling to attract skilled workers to Wellington. They say issues like uncertainty about major projects, expensive housing, and infrastructure problems are deterring people from moving to the city. What do you think?