Shared leadership protects democracy

The institution of democracy can survive and progress only if there are checks and balances and prevention of dominance of one person, an expert has said. Sir Don McKinnon, former Secretary General of The Commonwealth and former Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of New Zealand said that every democratic Government faces the challenge of ensuring that one dominant personality…

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Community must acknowledge and address problems

Professor Sekhar speaking at the New Zealand Indian Diaspora Convention in Auckland on July 26, watched by (from left) Dr Edwina Pio, Sunil Kaushal, Sir Anand Satyanand, Judith Collins, Ravi Thapar and Professor Kate Kearins. Members of the Indian community must acknowledge that there are burning problems and challenges confronting them and must find ways and means of solving them,…

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Another degree of Consumer Trust

2degrees Mobile Limited has become the first company to gain ‘Consumer Trusted Accreditation’ from Consumer New Zealand, a new programme which recognises excellent customer service. Consumer NZ Chief Executive Sue Chetwin said that the new Consumer Trusted Programme has been developed specifically to deliver high standards of customer service and consumer confidence. “Our Consumer Trusted programme is a visible way…

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Director pleads guilty to charges

Mark James Whelan (41) pleaded guilty in the Auckland District Court on July 1, 2014 after giving evidence at his trial on a second Serious Fraud Office (SFO) investigation against him. SFO’s charges against Mr Whelan related to his involvement with options trading company Derivatek New Zealand Limited (Derivatek) and his own company Global Futures Trading Limited (Global Futures). Mr…

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