Public engagement breeds ideas for future Auckland

Auckland was amalgamated to provide integrated future planning and allow the City to speak with one voice; and that is exactly what is happening. Auckland has spoken loud and clear on the need to solve its transport challenges and it appears the Government is listening. I welcome the Government’s announcement to co-fund our major transport priorities in the Auckland Plan…

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Professional view sought on Insolvency Bill

The New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants (NZICA) and INSOL New Zealand (INSOL) have appealed to their respective members to respond to their joint proposal to improve the regulatory regime related to insolvency specialists. The two organisations consider that the Government’s ‘Insolvency Practitioners Bill’ as drafted will not go far enough to ensure that insolvency practitioners have the necessary experience,…

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Another four years as Chief for Dr Ede

Unitec, the largest Institute of Technology in the country has reappointed Dr Rick Ede as Chief Executive for another four years. Since his appointment five years ago, he has helped refocus Unitec towards being an institution that delivers world-class vocational and applied professional education and training built on a foundation of work-integrated learning. In addition, Unitec’s ability to reinvest in…

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Anglo-Indians come under research focus

The history, evolution, lifestyle and experiences of the Anglo-Indian community in India will come under focus as a Massey University researcher takes up the study. Dr Robyn Andrews, based at the Palmerston North Campus of the University, has received $30,000 from the New Zealand India Research Institute and Education New Zealand for her research. It is understood that researchers from…

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New opportunities for New Zealand investors

The Fijian Government is keen to promote Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and encourage New Zealand companies to bid for government contracts and assist in the country’s economic development process, a diplomat has said. Mere Tora, Fiji’s Acting Head of Mission in Wellington, said that her Government recognises the importance of both local and foreign sources of private investment. “Local investors…

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