Firstly, we hope you are all safe and well, and we thank you for your understanding and support during the Alert Level 4 and 3 lockdown periods. Following on from the Government’s COVID-19 update on Monday 11th May, we will soon be able to re-open (subject to the New Zealand Dental Association and Dental Council of New Zealand’s guidelines being finalised with the Ministry of Health). Check out our website for details on re-opening: www.courtenayorthodontics.co.nz...
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.
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?