January 14, 2013

Jan 2013 Issue

India seeks development partnership with NRIs

The Indian government is keen to engage the Indian Diaspora in projects and programmes that are designed to foster economic growth, industrial development and social

Jan 2013 Issue

Ranjna Patel appointed Bank director

Bank of Baroda (New Zealand) Limited has announced the appointment of one of the most popular businesswomen and community leaders as a director on its

Jan 2013 Issue

India honours prominent Indo-Fijian

A prominent New Zealander of Indo-Fijian origin was among 13 persons from various parts of the world honoured by the Indian government last week. Dr

India’s Republic Day coming

Indians from India will mark the 63rd Republic Day on Saturday, January 26 with a number of activities. The main official function in New Zealand

Awards recognise contributors to community

The Queen’s New Year Honours List contains nine persons of Indian origin who have been recognised for their contributions and services in various areas of

Jan 2013 Issue

Elderly care vital for community betterment

The need for ‘culturally appropriate’ rest homes that would enable senior members of the society to spend their twilight years in comfort, care and satisfaction

Jan 2013 Issue

Safety depends on proactive people

New Zealand Police follows the ‘Prevention First’ strategy and have taken a series of steps to reduce crime in the society. Public support and cooperation

Jan 2013 Issue

Families Commission chief resigns

Wellington based Families Commission Chief Executive Paul Curry has resigned from his post, according to a notification received by us prior to the Christmas and

Jan 2013 Issue

Lockwood Smith to head our London Mission

The Government has appointed Parliamentary Speaker Dr Lockwood Smith as the country’s next High Commissioner to the United Kingdom. Based in London, he will also

Jan 2013 Issue

Action Plan gains momentum in New Year

Just prior to Christmas, the Auditor-General’s Report on the Auckland Council noted the ‘can-do’ attitude of our staff, local boards, councilors and council-controlled organisations and

Ex-company director behind bars

The North Shore District Court sentenced (on December 11, 2012) Evan Paul Cherry (53) to six years and two months’ imprisonment on four charges under

Former accountant awaits verdict

Former director of Hobbs Rose Limited (Hobbs Rose), Gary Malcolm Hobbs (45), was found guilty by a jury in the Hamilton District Court last month,

Jan 2013 Issue

First turbaned Sikh at Buckingham Palace

A Sikh of Indian-origin has become the first person to guard the Buckingham Palace in his turban after he was granted special permission to do

Concentrated power risks system failure

New Zealand is an interesting policy case study due to the speed and depth at which new governance approaches can be introduced to public sector

Jan 2013 Issue

Study proves alcohol slows injury recovery

People consuming alcohol after suffering a soft tissue injury would take longer time to recover, according to a recent study. Dr Matt Barnes, Lecturer at

Jan 2013 Issue

Bennett wins quote of the year contest

The fact that politicians also have a sense of humour was proved at a nationwide contest conducted by Massey University. Social Development Minister Paula Bennett

Jan 2013 Issue

Government sacrificing students for cash

The half-yearly economic and fiscal update from Treasury (released last month) painted a bleak picture for tertiary education. The key data was in the Core

Jan 2013 Issue

Fresh initiative facilitates smooth transition

Students from low performance schools struggling to transit into universities would find a new project useful, if it is successfully implemented nationwide. Massey University has

New academics strengthen marketing

Massey University has appointed three new professors, an associate professor and a senior lecturer to its College of Business as a part of its efforts

Jan 2013 Issue

Young Kumon talents receive recognition

More than 200 ‘Kumon students’ were recognised and rewarded for their ability in mastering English and Mathematics above their school grade level of learning at

Jan 2013 Issue

Digital learning enhances employability

Young New Zealanders must not be left behind in acquiring digital literacy skills. Digital capability is a key issue for jobs and the economy, as

Jan 2013 Issue

School tragedy targets guns issue

A gut-wrenching sense of déjà vu came with the news of America’s latest school shooting on December 14, 2012. With the world’s eyes fixated on

Jan 2013 Issue

Youngster prepares for Vienna global meet

The Indian community could look forward with pride to the achievements of one of its young members, who is preparing to attend an international conference

Jan 2013 Issue

Gang rape case moves to Labasa

The case involving seven men accused of raping a 16-year-old girl has been transferred to Labasa High Court, according to the Fiji media. Police spokeswoman

Jan 2013 Issue

Donations through Radio Tarana arrive

Five containers of gifts and donations from Radio Tarana of Auckland were received at the Ministry of Provincial Development’s top yard in Walu Bay, Suva

Jan 2013 Issue

Long-term fiscal management key to growth

Budget 2013 will focus on continuing to implement this plan. We have set four main priorities for this term. They include returning to surplus and

Donors can claim credit on payday

Do you support a charity or other good cause? If your employer offers payroll-giving, you may want to join the scheme. Payroll-giving allows you to

Jan 2013 Issue

Zombie companies worry lenders

In a post global financial crisis world, how is New Zealand tracking? Is there an underbelly of underperforming companies? Do we have a zombie problem

False calls raise false alarms

Have you ever been targeted by an email or phone scam? Fraudsters use these scams to collect people’s personal information. They do this in a

Jan 2013 Issue

Young executive gets HR Award

When the 23-year-old executive received the ‘Young Entrepreneur of the Year with Merit’ Award recently, there was a general note of satisfaction that merit does

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