New rules for show organisers take effect

Organisers of entertainment programmes and events that involve overseas performers and artistes would be obliged to follow new rules and regulations that came into effect on April 30, 2012. Event management companies, companies organising programmes involving artistes from overseas must obtain temporary work visas from Immigration New Zealand and follow the prescribed procedures before the concerned artistes arrive in the…

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Retailers regain confidence but challenges remain

New Zealand’s retail sector is on the road to recovery following years of recession and with increasing confidence, businesses are optimistic about the future. However, a number of challenges including sound cash flow management, strategy for growth and a proper business plan continue to dominate the sector, especially small enterprises and owner-operated companies. Some of them complain of rising overheads,…

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Heroic deeds of Holy Warrior in Gallipoli

Anzac Day (April 25) reminds us of the Gallipoli Campaign in 1915. New Zealand soldiers fought bravely at Chunuk Bair alongside troops from Britain, Australia and regiments of the British Indian army (including Sikhs and Gurkhas). The Ottoman-Turkish defence of Gallipoli was coordinated by Otto Liman von Sanders, a German General and his small cadre of officers from Berlin and…

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