Waitangi weekend set for Temple opening

A religious discourse, special Poojas, Bhajans, and a culture programme will usher in a new era for the Auckland based Shri Shirdi Saibaba Sansthan Inc as its Temple is formally opened next month. Members of the Executive Committee, other organisers and volunteers have been working tirelessly to complete various tasks even as contractors and suppliers give finishing touches to their…

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Passion creates congeniality in education

Teachers are central to the challenge of lifting education standards and over the years, many people of Indian origin have made a difference with their teaching and communications skills, with the ability to influence children in their formative years in New Zealand schools. Mathematics is a subject that many students detest but there are teachers who take out-of-the-ordinary steps to…

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Training triggers higher productivity, growth

Increased productivity is vital for improved wealth and living standards in the future and everyone has a part to play to achieve it. According to Productivity Commission Research, productivity in New Zealand is still lagging behind Australia. Labour productivity is nearly a third lower and multi-factor productivity including productive use of capital is nearly a quarter lower than in Australia.…

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Research network with Asia focus

The growing importance of Asia to the world economy in general and to the countries of the South Pacific in particular has prompted Melbourne University to establish a new network dedicated to the Continent. Called, the ‘Melbourne Asia Research Network’ (MARN), the new initiative will be linked to the existing and related facilities of the Institution, including the Asia Institute,…

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Bainimarama promises prudent fiscal regime

Prime Minister Commodore Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama has promised prudent fiscal management with heavy investment in infrastructure to help the economy register higher levels of growth in the New Year. Addressing a public meeting attended by his Cabinet colleagues, Government officials, diplomats and businesspersons in Suva, he said that Budget 2014 will target a number of core sectors of the economy…

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Fiji plans partial sale of state-owned assets

The Fijian Government is considering divesting its interests in a number of State-owned enterprises, partly to raise capital for funding infrastructure projects and public utility services and partly to promote Public-Private Partnerships. Presenting Fiji’s Budget for 2014 at a public gathering in Suva on November 8, 2013, Prime Minister & Finance Minister Commodore Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama said that partial divestment…

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Fiji plans partial sale of state-owned assets

The Fijian Government is considering divesting its interests in a number of State-owned enterprises, partly to raise capital for funding infrastructure projects and public utility services and partly to promote Public-Private Partnerships. Presenting Fiji’s Budget for 2014 at a public gathering in Suva on November 8, 2013, Prime Minister & Finance Minister Commodore Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama said that partial divestment…

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