Banks lauds Indian entrepreneurial spirit

Indian businesses are among the strongest partners in the growth and development of the economy and many of them have been a source of inspiration for the country, Small Business Minister John Banks has said. “Entrepreneurial efforts must be accompanied by commitment, the competence to set targets and reach them and the capacity and willingness to serve customers with quality…

Read More

Sydney invites Indian Diaspora for dialogue

The ‘Pravasi Bharatiya Divas’ initiative, now 10 years in operation, has seen thousands of people of Indian origin connect with their roots in a programme supported by the Indian Government. A Report commissioned shortly after 2000 revealed that there were 25 million people who themselves had migrated from India or whose parents and grandparents may have done so. It was…

Read More

A new bridge to deliver stronger relations

While bilateral relations between New Zealand and India have taken significant strides in recent years, there is still substantial scope for improvement and engagement in new areas, High Commissioner-Designate Ravi Thapar has said. Speaking to Indian Newslink from Beirut, he said that he and the Indian High Commission in Wellington would be catalysts in deepening the partnership between the two…

Read More

New Statute proposed for social bodies

The Law Commission has issued a Report recommending the repeal of the Incorporated Societies Act 1908 and replacing it with a modern Statute. If approved, a large number of Indian and ethnic, religious and cultural societies currently operating in the community will be affected. The Report states that New Zealand has over 23,000 incorporated societies, of which 45% are cultural,…

Read More

Sudima Scholarships to foster young leaders

In a move that could inspire community responsibility among corporate entities, a growing hotel establishment has launched a Scholarship scheme for promoting the interests of young Maori. Sudima Lake Rotorua Hotel has launched the Programme in conjunction with the Ngati Whakaue Education Endowment Trust Board. The Scholarships are open to descendants of an original Owner in the Pukeroa Oruawhata Block;…

Read More