Airport taxi drivers plan fast unto death

The ongoing hunger strike which began on December 6 on rotation basis will worsen if the Auckland International Airport Limited (AIAL) authorities continue to deny the right to minimum fares and basic facilities to taxi drivers operating at the airport, a spokesman for the Auckland Taxi Association (AIA) has warned. Manmohan Singh told Indian Newslink at press time that while…

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Gambling machine grant probed

The most intensive and unprecedented investigation into complaints against gaming machine grants is underway at the Internal Affairs Department as a joint operation with the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and the Organised Financial Crime Agency (OFCANZ) of New Zealand. Codenamed ‘Operation Chestnut,’ the investigation already accounts for more than 100,000 documents and interviews with scores of people. Internal Affairs Gambling…

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Fake currency notes go around Auckland

Counterfeiters seem to be getting the better of the authorities by continuing to circulate fake currency notes, challenging the security features of genuine ones. Detective Sergeant Simon Beal of the Counties Manukau Financial Investigation Unit said that counterfeit currency is in circulation in the Auckland region. Genuine polymer bank notes have security features that distinguish them from the fake variety,…

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