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, ‘at home’ parties and much more. We have carried a few reports of the events held in Auckland in this issue. Notwithstanding the oft-repeated criticism that successive federal governments have failed to address the real…

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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 in the progress of the country. “Businesses should grow with New Zealand and we need good investors. Our country offers the right environment and incentives for foreign investors,” he said, speaking at the official opening…

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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 will attract more quality entries this year. Chad Wilkie, Convenor of the Judges, advised entrants to complete the forms early and have them properly scrutinised, ensuring that all the questions are appropriately answered. “While we…

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Health insurance mandatory for foreign students

International students coming to study in New Zealand will be required to provide health insurance cover as a part of their application process, Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has announced. A number of changes affecting applicants in other categories have also been introduced, all of which took effect on July 30, 2012. An INZ notification claimed that the changes would streamline…

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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 Avanindra Kumar Pandey said that this is a proud moment for India. “The ‘external world’ has recognised our country’s progress in science, space, political unity, economic growth and in nation building. India’s strive towards eradication…

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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 (71) and former General Manager Sydney Lio Hunt (44) each face 41 charges under the Crimes Act relating to dishonest use of documents. They are due to appear in the Wellington District Court on September…

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