August 15 2012

August 15 2012

Indian entrepreneurs show business acumen

Many Indians leave their motherland for foreign shores in search of better career opportunities for themselves, and a higher standard of living for their families.

August 15 2012

Target exports sets new challenges

The progress report ‘Building Export Markets’ shows the significant work being done by businesses and the Government to grow New Zealand’s international competitiveness. The Report

August 15 2012

Cluster policies help international trade

The Government should be congratulated on pulling together all its plans for the export sector into one document and for setting the country a stretch

Agreement procures advantage on contracts

New Zealand has signed the ‘Government Procurement Agreement’ (GPA) with the World Trade Organisation, which according to Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Trade Minister

August 15 2012

Illegal immigrants dream of relief

Thousands of young, undocumented immigrants in the US, including Indians have begun applying for relief under President Barack Obama’s ‘Mini Dream Act,’ that allows them

August 15 2012

India woos NRIs for Civil Service jobs

Hoping to touch a patriotic chord, private coaching academies are increasingly looking at Indians settled abroad and their children to sell them the idea of

August 15 2012

Leadership underscores good governance

Political ‘governance’ exists on sub-National, the Nation-State and supra-National levels. It became fashionable in policy circles some 10-15 years ago to talk of the ‘porous’

The value of freedom can’t be assessed

Indians around the world will mark the independence of their motherland on August 15. Festivities would include flag hoisting, rendition of patriotic songs, cultural programmes,

August 15 2012

Key applauds Indian business community

Prime Minister John Key has paid tributes to the Indian business community in New Zealand, saying that Indian businesses have been strong and strategic partners

August 15 2012

Parent sponsorship made easier

New Zealanders with Citizenship or Permanent Residence status would be able to sponsor their parents with greater ease under the new immigration regime, which came

August 15 2012

Awards entries close on August 31

Entries to the Indian Newslink Indian Business Awards 2012 will close at 6 pm on Friday, August 31, 2012. The Awards Scheme is open to

Judges confident of quality Awards entries

As the final date for entering the Indian Newslink Indian Business Awards 2012 gets closer, our independent panel of judges is confident that the Scheme

August 15 2012

The ups and downs of rate increases

We are facing the single-biggest challenge for the new Auckland Council – merging the former rates systems into one – and I want to make

Solidarity marks Independence Day festivities

Indians in India and the Indian Diaspora the world over will mark India’s Independence Day on August 15, 2012. India’s High Commissioner to New Zealand

Gas supplier faces $17M fraud charges

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has brought 82 criminal charges on retail gas supplier E-Gas Limited (E-Gas), following investigations. Former Managing Director Ronald Peter Rosenberg

Texting behind wheels spells disaster

The problem of texting while driving is especially critical among teenage drivers. Statistics from many countries show that those under 20 years of age account

ID Cards for Punjabis

The Punjab Government has announced that it would launch this month a Non-Resident Indian (NRI) Card for Punjabis living abroad to identify them for official

August 15 2012

Debate rages over Charter Schools Model

The Government’s proposal to create a new partnership with the private sector with the establishment of Charter Schools will see the light of the day,

August 15 2012

IBM teams with Unitec for skills development

In a move that could generate additional employment through development of skills, computer giant IBM has joined forces with Unitec Institute of Technology to establish

August 15 2012

Your home could breed food poison

Contrary to popular belief, food-borne ailments and diseases can emanate from our homes, although the need for good hygiene and good public health are imperative

August 15 2012

Strong network for polytechnics

Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce has encouraged the Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT) to look at options for developing a network of South Island

August 15 2012

Expert questions funding policy

The Government was not talking to communities, businesses or workers, Tertiary Education Union (TEU) National President Sandra Grey said at ‘Speak Up for Education’ meeting

August 15 2012

Slow start for collective bargaining

It has been a slow start to collective bargaining at New Zealand’s universities this year with only Victoria, Massey and Otago beginning negotiations. The Tertiary

Making migrants feel at home

Media reports and surveys conducted by private consultants from time to time bring out one significant fact: that most immigrants, especially those from Asia are

August 15 2012

Solemn reminder of irrevocable grief

May 2012 marked a solemn reminder of three years that have passed since the end of decades-long violence in Sri Lanka. While some celebrated with

August 15 2012

Action Programme motivates mothers

It was a special day to pamper mothers and children with disabilities at the ‘Asian Families Positive Action Programme’ held recently in Auckland. Organised by

August 15 2012

An ‘extra month’ for spirituality

You can earn beneficial spiritual returns by observing simple, recommended practices during the upcoming month of ‘Purushotham’ (August 18 to September 16, 2012). ‘Purushotham Maas’

August 15 2012

Free workshops for mind control

Auckland based Mata Amritanandamayi Satsang Group Inc has commenced free monthly meditation workshops. Held on the first Saturday of every month, the workshops are based

Community leaders honoured

Two members of the Indian community in South Auckland were honoured for their services at a function held last month. Tikka Rajinder Bedi and Jasbir

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