September 15, 2010 Issue

New law to expedite Canterbury rebuild

The Government will pass an emergency legislation in Parliament this week to expedite the process of rebuilding Christchurch following the devastating earthquake that shook the

Officials probe enrolment fraud

Even as the campaign for the Auckland (Super City) election could gather heat, allegations of irregularity in enrolment of voters in the South Auckland area

Rush for IBA tickets

Tickets for the Indian Newslink Indian Business Awards (IBA) 2010 Gala Dinner and Awards Presentation Night are selling fast, organisers said. “There are only a

Centennial Meeting to honour Mother Teresa

New Zealanders would have an opportunity to honour the late Mother Teresa at a Centennial Meeting scheduled to be held on November 7 in Auckland.

Erring contractor goes in for 19 months

A labour contractor may have realised that one of the dumbest things to do was to evade tax. Abdul Zaheed of Bay of Plenty began

Pokie money default nets jail term

The Oamaru District Court last fortnight sentenced a former North Shore bar owner to 21 months in jail over the loss of about $120,000 of

Home detention for GST fraud

The fact that falsification of documents would lead to embarrassment and punitive sentence was once again proved at the Tauranga District Court last fortnight. Michael

Public ownership does public good

Auckland should be a great place to live; a city that offers not just a brilliant lifestyle, but also an opportunity that comes with being

Someone to get the job done

By now, it is likely that I have met you in the street, shook your hand or visited your community. For the past 18 months,

Serving the community is a privilege

The local body elections in Auckland this year is a milestone event, since it will elect for the first time a Super City Council and

A critical time for crucial decision

It will soon be time to vote for a Mayor for Auckland Super City and for members of Community Boards and Health Boards. This is

You steer the destiny of the City

The local Elections will be held on October 9, following which Auckland’s existing eight local authorities (seven Local Councils and the Auckland Regional Council) will

Time to demonstrate our commitment

Sometime this week, every registered voter in Auckland will receive ballot papers to enable them to choose the Mayor, Councillors and Members to Local Boards,

There is no substitute to good health

The progress of a country is measured on the barometer of the health of its people. Such health includes physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual.

A lawmaker gets closer to Aucklanders

Your vote can make a real difference in this first Super City election. Labour believes in public ownership and control of assets (including water); delegating

Has anyone listened to you yet?

As one of the largest communities of immigrants in Auckland, People of Indian Origin have the right to voice their opinion on the social, economic

New law seeks sobriety and safety

I am pleased that the Government is proposing to let local authorities such as the new Auckland Council to have a greater say on issues

Have your say on alcohol age limit

There has been a lot of talk lately about the high level of alcohol abuse in our society. The last Labour Government asked the Law

Next steps to lift education

We all want children to get the skills they need to succeed, reach their full potential, and have a bright future. That is why education

Pre-Election Forum in Auckland

The voting public would have an opportunity to seek clarifications on issues relating to the forthcoming Local Government Elections for Auckland Super City Council at

An Independent amidst Party affiliates

Different Councils are being merged to become one Super City after October 9 elections in the Greater Auckland area. The issues and needs of the

Refund on overpaid tax is easy

If you were a salary or wage earner during the 2009-2010 tax year, you may be eligible for a refund Refunds are considered in the

Keep the taxman beside you, not in pursuit

The Inland Revenue Department (IRD) has a revised compliance focus for the 2010-11 financial year, to address the problem of tax evasion and other challenges.

Indian firm wins ‘Optimist’ Award

The current market inertia and global recession may have had a toll on the confidence of businesses but those who persevere and carry on with

Overseas pensions attract tax

In response to my last article in Indian Newslink (August 15), there were many queries on the issue of taxability of overseas pensions received from

Super City supersedes democratic propriety

An academic has lashed out the appointment of directors to manage services at the new Auckland (Super) City Council saying that it is “a blow

Government to combat white-collar crime

The growing menace of white-collar crime must be dealt with an iron hand and there must be a faster system of investigation and prosecution, Police

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