Auckland lawyer struck off Register

The New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal has ordered that Rohineet Sharma be struck from the Roll of Barristers and Solicitors. The Auckland solicitor admitted a charge of misconduct brought by the New Zealand Law Society. To finance Mr Sharma’s purchase of a commercial property, a lending institution required a first mortgage to be registered against another property owned…

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Meaningful engagement generates empowerment

Venkat Raman – The importance of rising above petty politics and focusing on placing issues of community concern above personal interests, creating an environment for Members of Parliament of Indian origin to function better, and promoting meaningful relationship with the Indian High Commission in Wellington were among the issues that were discussed at the ‘Kiwi Indian Policy Forum.’ Inspiring Initiative…

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Excellence in business with India awaits honour

Venkat Raman – New Zealand companies know that India represents an enormous long-term opportunity and increasing numbers of them are dedicating the resources to begin the task of successful market entry, a Minister of the Crown has said. According to Associate Trade Minister Todd McClay, while India offers tremendous opportunities, New Zealand businesses must understand how they can fit in…

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Council posts new reference points

Venkat Raman – It is easy to get excited over business prospects in India but the country is not a ‘one-hit-wonder,” the leader of a top professional body has warned. Indian New Zealand Business Council (INZBC) Chairman Sunil Kaushal said that continuous and coordinated efforts were required to succeed in the world’s fastest growing economy. ‘People-to-People and business-to-business interaction needs…

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Internship programmes nurse student skills

Sandra Manderson – Universities play a significant role in their communities. The University of Canterbury has been a major contributor in this area. At no time was this more evident than following the post-earthquake periods in 2010 and 2011 in Christchurch. The student army that emerged from Canterbury University played a vital role in rebuilding the community both physically and…

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