May 14, 2014

May 15, 2014 Issue

Better policies ensure better living

Would you prefer your money going into your retirement savings for the future, or into higher mortgage and credit card repayments? Of course we prefer

May 15, 2014 Issue

Improved safety boosts community confidence

When the National-led Government was elected nearly six years ago, we inherited an economy deeply in debt, a country with high rates of crime, and

May 15, 2014 Issue

Three hundred issues create good feeling

If it were Cricket, enthusiasts would have screamed, “Three tons! Howzat!” Crossing three centuries is not a major achievement for a daily newspaper- it does

Homelink

As we cross a milestone, we look for another

Three Hundred Issues for a newspaper may not constitute a major event but for a small entity like Indian Newslink, it is a significant milestone.

Free IBA Workshops continue

The response to the free Indian Newslink Indian Business Awards (IBA) Workshop conducted at BNZ Partners in Highbrook, South Auckland on May 6 has been

Innovation in business creates niche markets

Businesses that invest and promote innovation are always assured of improved performance, creating a brand image and acquiring the niche market, according to experts from

May 15, 2014 Issue

Journey into fourth generation mobile excites

2degrees Mobile Limited has begun its journey into fourth generation mobile with a 4G trial now underway in Auckland. The three-month closed trial will involve

May 15, 2014 Issue

Hajj pilgrims warned against fraud

Performing Hajj is a sacred duty of all Muslims but they should be aware of operators who deliver far less than what they promise, according

May 15, 2014 Issue

Inequitable decisions betray logic

Shalini (not her real name) managed a hairdressing saloon, with a good compliment of staff. She herself was stylish and understood the fashion and beauty

June 1, 2014 Issue

A friend bids farewell to Parliament

The decision of Labour MP Dr Rajen Prasad not to seek re-election to Parliament in the general election scheduled to be held on September 20,

June 1, 2014 Issue

A definitive approach to Identity, Meaning

Extreme views regarding the use of metaphysical or religious expressions such as ‘God’ ‘Absolute’ or ‘Brahman’ exist in Philosophy, with some philosophers claiming that they

June 1, 2014 Issue

Health reforms put more lives at risk

The Health System Reforms enforced in 2003 is seriously flawed, placing human lives at great risk, according to new research. Dr Shomi Shin, a PhD

June 1, 2014 Issue

Big speeches on racism are small talk

Long-winding speeches and passionate outbursts on racism may be good to hear but do not carry any long-term impact, whereas positive action taken on a

Fiji Girmit

Fijians remember Girmityas with reverence

Perception of the future is always fortified by knowledge of the past, for, one fires the ambition and the drive to strive towards success while

Fiji Girmit

Slavery theory goes out of indenture definition

The Girmit narrative is no longer concerned with the grand moral questions of indenture, with questions of right and wrong, and with apportioning blame. Among

Fiji Girmit

Labourers forge a unique bond amidst adversity

This year 14th May will mark 135 years since the schooner ‘Leonidas’ arrived in Suva, Fiji in 1879 with the first “Girmit” labourers from India.

Fiji Girmit

Envoy ousted for supporting Indo-Fijians

The fact that India is the only country that has stood by Fiji and fought for the betterment of Indo-Fijians is well documented, but not

Fiji Girmit

Efforts to retrace South Indian roots continue

Indenture everywhere involved rupture and reconstitution but its pace and pattern differed from place to place. The fragments of ancestral culture that the migrants brought

Hard labour hardens migrants

“It is suggested that the strata from which most of them originated were increasingly being subjected to unprecedented changes brought about by British penetration of

An expert on Fiji for Auckland

New Zealanders in general and Indo-Fijians in particular, will benefit from the visit of one of the most prolific writers and renowned academics to Auckland

Fiji Girmit

An obscure past frustrates the present

As I write this article for the Indian Newslink Girmit Celebration issue, it seems natural to break my contribution into three parts. The first is

Fiji Girmit

Government must fund Girmit celebration

As the nation commemorates the 135th anniversary of the arrival of indentured Indians to Fiji, the National Federation Party (NDP) calls upon all peoples of

Promise of equality holds the nation

One of the most important reasons for people’s acceptance of Fiji’s Interim Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama is his promise to change the political and

Fiji Girmit

Salutations from us

Indo-Fijians are among the most hardworking and enterprising people in the world. With diffidence, devotion and dedication as their attributes, they are never known to

May 15, 2014 Issue

Ties with Asia breach ‘tyranny of distance’

The emergence of e-commerce and the phenomenal growth of communication technology have removed the ‘tyranny of distance’ that had traditionally impeded trade between New Zealand

May 15, 2014 Issue

Local expertise facilitates smooth passage to India

While India continues to be an attractive destination for international investors and businesses, success would depend on how well they prepare to face ground realities,

Tax exemption changes offer options

The rules for the temporary exemption for transitional residents have been amended to correct certain technical difficulties identified after the original legislation introducing the exemption

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