March 15, 2013 Issue

March 15, 2013 Issue

Relations with Fiji take another backward step

Military forces are often accused of ‘brutality’ while dealing with prisoner of war, but a recent incident in the neighbouring Fiji involving the country’s citizens

Tax relief on accommodation allowance

Employers providing accommodation allowance to employees who are relocated on a temporary basis may be able avail tax deductions. Graham Tubb, Group Tax Counsel at

INL Sports Awards tickets on sale

Tickets for the Indian Newslink Indian Sports Awards Presentation Night are now on sale. Priced at $70 plus GST per person, the cost includes dinner

March 15, 2013 Issue

New Pope seeks to serve the poor

“Pray for me and bid the faithful. Let us pray for each other and the entire world. There is great brotherhood in the world,” he

March 15, 2013 Issue

New award celebrates excellence in accounting

CPA Australia is proud to sponsor the inaugural ‘Best Accountant of the Year’ category of the Indian Newslink Indian Business Awards 2013, which will be

Property developer shot dead in Mumbai

A property developer with dealings in India and New Zealand was shot dead in broad daylight in Navi Mumbai. Sunil Lahoria (52), was stabbed repeatedly

Verdict varies from case to case

How do Judges ensure that the penalty deters offenders from reoffending? Why do Serial theft/burglars get only community service? In the Sentencing Act deterrence is

March 15, 2013 Issue

Parochialism stymies Auckland’s progress

Most of us Kiwis would have been involved in an immensely significant event this month, the 2013 Census. The information collected in the census helps

New Chair for Immigration Tribunal Chair

The government has appointed Judge Carrie Wainwright to chair Immigration and Protection Tribunal, succeeding Judge W K (Bill) Hastings, who will sit full-time in the

Honesty helps new migrants to overcome odds

You work all day, sometimes doing two to three jobs. You do not differentiate; you will undertake any job, including cleaning toilets, standing for hours

March 15, 2013 Issue

Rights of foreign students defined

International students who are allowed to work in New Zealand along with their study should know their rights and responsibilities, Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse has

National Scholarship winners do us proud

Nasif Azam of Lincoln High School (Canterbury), Rahul Makam from Lindisfarne College (Hastings) and Segar Manoharan of Hamilton Boys’ High School (Hamilton) were among the

March 15, 2013 Issue

Volunteers sought for psoriasis study

If you are an adult interested in participating in a research project on Psoriasis, a Massey University researcher would be thankful for your support. PhD

March 15, 2013 Issue

Good start to Early Childhood Education graduates

Early Childhood Education offers ample opportunities to pursue a lucrative and interesting career, a student of the Auckland based Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) has

March 15, 2013 Issue

Pat Walsh to step down as Vice-Chancellor

Victoria University Vice-Chancellor Professor Pat Walsh would leave the post at the end of the year, according to a statement issued by Chancellor Ian McKinnon.

Diet change helps reduce inflammation

Appropriate change of diet can help in reducing inflammation within six weeks, a study has revealed. According to University of Auckland Nutrition Professor Lynnette Ferguson,

March 15, 2013 Issue

Changes to tax regime next month

Changes are being made to the way you work with Inland Revenue Department (IRD) from April 1 2013. These changes would include updates to KiwiSaver,

New tools to ensure financial stability

We should do our best to reduce risks arising out of losses of failing banks and protect the interests of all concerned, Finance Minister Bill

Report outlines measures to augment growth

The Government’s final report under the Business Growth Agenda lists useful undertakings to enable better access to capital. ‘Building Capital Markets’ is a useful component

Young leaders discuss global issues

A young New Zealander has just returned from Vienna after attending an international youth conference organised by the United Nations Alliance of Civilisations (UNAOC). Arish

Summer engagement creates permanent jobs

A pilot internship programme, which placed Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) students into summer jobs at businesses based at Auckland Airport, has led to permanent

March 15, 2013 Issue

Banker gets Customer Service award

A prominent social and community worker has won an award for customer service in the banking industry, less than three years after she entered the

March 15, 2013 Issue

Couples in Partnership

The office on Botany Road in East Auckland is often as crowded as a busy branch of Immigration New Zealand (INZ) with more people keen

Labour no longer cheap in India

Contrary to common belief (and media reports), labour is no longer cheap in India. With salary levels rising fast to catch up with inflation, it

The disturbing trend of fake marriages

National MP Dr Jackie Blue has rightly raised concerns over the increasing trend of forced marriages and marriages of underage persons in many parts of

Partnership with India for progress

In his first speech to the Indian Parliament soon after he was elected President of India (July 25, 2002), Dr Abdul Kalam said that Indian

Is the world ready for an Asian Pope?

Following Pope Benedict’s surprise resignation on February 11, the first in 600 years, 115 cardinals, including five from India, locked at the Sistine Chapel in

March 15, 2013 Issue

West Aucklanders shed colour on Holi Day

Waitakere Indian Association (WIA) is proud to announce that ‘Holi,’ Festival of Colour, will be held at the Trusts Stadium Grounds located at Central Park

Model of the Fortnight

She says she is shy when meeting someone for the first time but gets over it soon and engages in lively conversation – a good

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