Vogeltown, 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
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13 hours ago

Hōngongoi / JULY's newsletter

The Team from Aro Valley Community Centre

Aro Valley Community Centre Hōngongoi / JULY's newsletter is here!

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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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5 days ago

MATARIKI EVENT

Kirihika from Island Bay

Tēnā tātou!!
Island Bay Presbyterian Church, Tapu te Ranga Marae and Island Bay CC are hosting a community event to celebrate Matariki!
Come along, warm up in the cold winter, and connect with people in your community!
Also, if you'd like to contribute in some or help out, we'd love… View more
Tēnā tātou!!
Island Bay Presbyterian Church, Tapu te Ranga Marae and Island Bay CC are hosting a community event to celebrate Matariki!
Come along, warm up in the cold winter, and connect with people in your community!
Also, if you'd like to contribute in some or help out, we'd love to hear from you! Send me a message, or email me at stewartkirihika@gmail.com

Looking for bakers, local business and local entertainment, open to idea as well!

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20 hours ago

Learn to Play Bridge - free lessons

Robyn from Island Bay

If you are interested in learning to play bridge - come along to our free bridge lessons. Please see flyer for more information.

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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.

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1 day ago

GARAGE SALE

Holly from Island Bay

Come and grab a bargain before it all goes!

Saturday 11th July 10am- 12 noon- 25 Severn St, Island Bay

Negotiable

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
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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.

7 days ago

Garage Sale

Joanne from Island Bay

Come and grab a bargain before it all goes to the op shop. Sheet sets, fleece blankets, oil heaters, kitchen items, camping table, camp stretchers, tent, gazebo, camp chairs, set of instruments for X box rock band, large camp oven, fire surrounds, printers, tools etc. Saturday 4th July from 9.30 to… View moreCome and grab a bargain before it all goes to the op shop. Sheet sets, fleece blankets, oil heaters, kitchen items, camping table, camp stretchers, tent, gazebo, camp chairs, set of instruments for X box rock band, large camp oven, fire surrounds, printers, tools etc. Saturday 4th July from 9.30 to 12.30 at 21 Witham St, Island Bay.

3 days ago

Heater needed 🙂

Tanya from Island Bay

Hi does anyone have a spare or surplus heater I can have or purchase? Our micathermic heater donated to us years ago blew up 3 days ago and aside from a small fan heater we are now very cold. We preferably need a 2000 or 2400watt heater as we need it to heat open plan lounge dining with high … View moreHi does anyone have a spare or surplus heater I can have or purchase? Our micathermic heater donated to us years ago blew up 3 days ago and aside from a small fan heater we are now very cold. We preferably need a 2000 or 2400watt heater as we need it to heat open plan lounge dining with high ceiling, but will consider anything at this point. Thank you 🙂

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