Some people are huggers, others not so much. But is hugging at work appropriate or not? A BBC piece says not. Alison Green, creator of a workplace advice column, asks whatever happened to a simple handshake? She goes on to say that while hugging used to be reserved for close family and friends, it's now common in the workplace.
An opinion piece on Stuff argues that the government's plan to reduce the number of Maori in prison won't make them safer. The writer says you have to take into account the crime they've been charged with.
The NZ Herald reports that a cyclist caused an uproar after he laid down on four priority seats to take a nap. When approached the cyclist became aggressive and refused to move, hurling abuse at the manager.
Topics - What is proper public transport etiquette? What annoys you on the bus, ferry or train? An opinion piece on Stuff argues that the government's plan to reduce the number of Maori in prison won't make them safer. The writer says you have to take into account the crime they've been charged with. The success of safety barriers on the recently opened Kapiti expressway has prompted calls for more to be done on other roads aroudn the country. Figures from the NZTA show there was just one...
Topics - The government has announced a massive overhaul of the school system, stripping them of the right to manage their enrolment zones and their property. There'll also be minimum standards for new principals, and consider training for school trustees. Officials in New South Wales say the situation with the fires is unprecented and worse than imagined. The wildfires have torn across the region, burning through 850,000 hectares. At least three people are dead and 600 schools have closed....
Do you ever wear shorts to work? That's the debate between stylists in a piece on the ABC. It begins with a quote from fashion designer Tom Ford - "A man should never wear shorts in the city, shorts should only be worn on the tennis court or the beach".
National MP Joanne Hayes reckons benefit cuts could be good for Māori. She says cutting benefits could strengthen whānau - if they're resourceful. Her comments have been condemned by the Māori council.