August 14, 2013

August 15, 2013 Issue

Bank of India appoints two new Directors

A prominent lawyer known for his governance roles in major undertakings and a top executive with a reputation for high performance have joined the Board

August 15, 2013 Issue

Fiji opens doors to the rest of the world

New Zealand and Australia stand at the risk of being side-lined as the Republic of Fiji opens its doors for wider bilateral relations with the

August 15, 2013 Issue

Migrant jobs not at Kiwis’ expense

The Government is likely to herald a tougher regime for issue of work visas to employ foreigners, as a part of its measures to reduce

August 15, 2013 Issue

Awards entries close on August 31

Entries to the Indian Newslink Indian Business Awards 2013 (INLIBA) close at 6 pm on August 31, 2013. There is no entry fee. Please visit

August 15, 2013 Issue

Transparency underscores core values, beliefs

What is transparency? Our Mothers always told us to speak the truth and not tell lies. Is transparency just a fancy way of saying the

August 15, 2013 Issue

Aucklanders have a chance to steer their destiny

Auckland’s Asian communities deserve pragmatic and prudent financial management in their City Council. When they vote in the upcoming mayoral elections, they must have the

August 15, 2013 Issue

Philippines settles boat row with Taiwan

The Philippines Government released its report on August 9 relating to the investigation of Taiwan’s (Republic of China) fishing boat Guang Da Xing No 28

August 15, 2013 Issue

Diversity marks CR candidates in Puketapapa

Cultural plurality and ethnic diversity are the hallmarks of the Communities and Residents (C&R) Group candidates for Puketapapa at the forthcoming Local Body election due

August 15, 2013 Issue

Cantabrian takes a healthy stand

Dr George Abraham who is contesting in the forthcoming local election as a Member of the Christchurch District Health Board (CDHB) describes himself as “A

August 15, 2013 Issue

Local Election Scene

Former Member of Parliament Dr Ashraf Choudhary is leading a team of four independent candidates for the Papatoetoe Local Board Election. Among the member of

August 15, 2013 Issue

Have a say on how your City should be run

Local Government elections do not elicit the same excitement and expectation (at least not in the measure required) as the general election does every three

Risk factors determine the right to parole

Why is parole not refused for people who show no remorse? Parole is a statutorily mandated right for prisoners who have served at least one-third

Funding for research on Indian students

Five researchers at the Waikato University have received total funding of almost $130,000 to conduct separate studies on international students from India and other issues

August 15, 2013 Issue

Music fosters quality human development

If you watch a baby or a toddler moving spontaneously to a piece of music, or a young child singing along to a song creating

The Changing Face of Fiji

Fiji widens its vision to cover the world

A 12-member business delegation returned home last week after a five-day visit to Fiji, full of hope, ambition and entrepreneurial spirit. In just five days

The Changing Face of Fiji

Tax reforms make Fiji good investment destination

Rationalised tax policy, simplified procedures, efficient administration and corruption-free public services are among the attributes of the Fijian Government, according to the senior-most minister in

The Changing Face of Fiji

As confidence builds, higher growth forecast

The economy of Fiji is robust and with the return of business confidence, future prospects for growth are bright, Reserve Bank of Fiji Governor Barry

The Changing Face of Fiji

Australia should abandon its highhanded approach

The ties that bind Australia and Fiji are clearly greater than the issues that sometimes divide us. Our people are genuinely fond of each other

The Changing Face of Fiji

Economy offers rich commercial opportunities

I was fortunate to be a part of a business delegation that visited Fiji from March 18 to 22, 2013. Organised by Mere Toora, Acting

Rich potential appeases business delegation

Investment in commercial and industrial ventures, agriculture, dairy, trade, food, fast moving consumer goods and real estate were among the sectors of interest for a

The Changing Face of Fiji

The Essence of Fijian life

Essence of Fiji captures the Pacific way of restoring youthful appearance, skin radiance, rejuvenation, and wellbeing. Fiji’s marine and plant extracts have soothing and healing

The Changing Face of Fiji

Quality furniture using ‘unwanted’ palms

Décor-conscious New Zealanders are always on the lookout for new furniture ideas, which combine innovative design with practicality and sustainability. The Pacific Green range of

The Changing Face of Fiji

Broadcaster underscores cultural and linguistic plurality

Government-owned radio and television stations often face the challenge of balance between integrity and government policy compliance. On this score, the exemplary performance of the

The Changing Face of Fiji

Concerted efforts to promote regional development

Fiji has called for combined efforts of the Pacific Island Forum countries to harness the resources in the region and work together to promote economic

Professionals ensure smooth sailing

Fiji Neptune Pacific Line Pte (NPL) is a member of Roll Global LLC, which includes FIJI Water, Paramount Farms, Teleflora, POM Wonderful and Suterra. Roll

August 15, 2013 Issue

Wrong worker classification leads to trouble

Employers and independent contractors have the obligation of meeting their Schedular Payments, formerly known as Withholding Payments. Schedular Payments are made to contractors who perform

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