June 15, 2013 Issue

June 15, 2013 Issue

Rogue employers face penalties and porridge

Migrant workers who are abused and exploited by their bosses can complain to the authorities without the fear of being deported, under a new policy

June 15, 2013 Issue

Mai Chen, our Master of Ceremonies

We are happy to announce that Mai Chen, one of the most distinguished barristers and solicitors of the country, will be the Master of Ceremonies

June 15, 2013 Issue

Young army graduate does us proud

Chaitanya Dhoke did his parents, peers, brother and sister proud when he graduated from the New Zealand Army in Wellington on May 29. “It was

June 15, 2013 Issue

Immigration Minister discounts media reports

Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse has discounted media reports which said that thousands of migrants parents were stranded in New Zealand following the departure of their

June 15, 2013 Issue

Former Sikh leader acquitted of terrorism charges

Former New Zealand resident and Sikh community leader Manpreet Singh walked free on May 30, 2013 after an Indian court dropped the charges brought against

June 15, 2013 Issue

Filipino intransigence rocks the peace boat

While official investigations of the Philippine Coast Guard shooting of an unarmed Taiwanese fishing boat in May 2013 proceed apace, the geo-political implications of the

June 15, 2013 Issue

Free coaching accrues success and awards

Collins English dictionary says that ‘Kocs’ is a village in Hungary, where the first horse-drawn carriages were built during the 14th century. It is therefore

June 15, 2013 Issue

First salvo hits Puketapapa Ward

Although local government elections, scheduled to be held on October 12, are yet to gain momentum, a teenager has fired the first salvo with a

Lone Indian in Honours List

Manmohan Singh of Auckland is the only person from the Indian community to be featured in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List this year. A Government

Apathy among young voters worries

Hamiltonian Anjum Rahman has announced her candidature for the Council elections due be held on October 12, 2013. The local Government elections will be unique

The balance of justice cannot be tilted

In the Sentencing Act, deterrence is one of a number of factors that Judges have to take into account, deter a particular defender to persuade

June 15, 2013 Issue

Minister banks on Partnership Schools

Associate Education Minister and Act Leader John Banks was at his rhetoric best in Parliament on June 4, as the House approved the ‘Education Amendment

June 15, 2013 Issue

Encouraging response for Partnership Schools

Education providers, entrepreneurs and academics appear to be evincing wide interest in the Government’s proposal for establishing Partnership Schools (Kura Hourua) throughout the country. The

June 15, 2013 Issue

Maori directors sick of District Health Boards

Maori people serving as directors on District Health Boards (DHBs) constantly face a number of ‘negative factors’ such as tokenism, stereotyping and political correctness, a

June 15, 2013 Issue

Industry partnership to promote businesses

A major initiative by Massey University is expected to lead towards a sustainable and fruitful partnership with Auckland based businesses, promoting research, business development and

Skills count from classroom to workstation

A computer student is enjoying the on-the-job experience that he was fortunate to obtain within the study campus. IBM has employed Chamandeep Singh (a third

June 15, 2013 Issue

Pension Scheme sweetens sore sugarcane farmers

Fiji’s sugarcane farmers are elated that they are finally being recognised for their sacrifices that made the country’s sugar industry the backbone of the economy.

June 15, 2013 Issue

Fiji tightens procedures for adoption

The Fijian Government has tightened and streamlined rules and regulations for adoption of infants, Social Welfare, Women and Poverty Alleviation Ministry Permanent Secretary Dr Josefa

Beware of fraudsters offering tax refunds

In recent months, a number of people have been receiving calls by a person claiming to be from Inland Revenue Department (IRD), offering them a

June 15, 2013 Issue

CMC alliance affords two vocational programmes

CMC Limited and Unitec Institute of Technology (Unitec) announced on June 7, 2013 the launch of two vocational education programmes aimed at building highly skilled

June 15, 2013 Issue

Determination fosters the will to succeed

About 13 years ago, walking into ‘Khyber Food and Spices in Sandringham (Auckland), Shivani Arora told her husband ‘Kuldeep, “I would like you to buy

Lawmakers improve upon Tax Bill

The Finance and Expenditure Committee (FEC) of Parliament has considered the submissions made on the Taxation (Livestock Valuation, Assets Expenditure, and Remedial Matters) Bill (the

June 15, 2013 Issue

India visit benefits Kiwi food companies

An ANZ Bank organised visit to India has opened up new vistas of engagement and expansion for New Zealand companies, with a number of them

June 15, 2013 Issue

Time for next generation of business leaders

Company directors and senior managers must remain dynamic and focused on market needs to ensure success of their businesses, a top executive has said. He

June 15, 2013 Issue

Online advertising shows robust growth

The digitisation of New Zealand’s entertainment and media businesses is paying off with online advertising revenues showing double-digit year-on-year growth. Our 2013 Global entertainment and

New Middle Class central to electronic media

PwC’s Outlook aims to help companies harness growth and turn it into rising digital revenues by evaluating their competitive advantages and redefining their positions in

Migrants can prevent employer abuse

The recent news of Labour Department inspectors investigating claims of an Indian Auckland restaurant chain paying workers $4 an hour follows a steadily growing list

Corporates worry over GST Issue

The latest Issue Paper of Inland Revenue Department (IRD) on the criteria for registration of body corporates for GST will affect more than 20,000 companies.

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