Scam after scam targets Indians

Venkat Raman –  venkat@indiannewslink.co.nz From Immigration to Income Tax, members of the Indian community seem to have become the prime target of fraudsters, whose identity is yet to be unmasked. The latest is people applying for Citizenship. Although the Internal Affairs Department has issued a general warning, complaints received at our offices over the past few days were from Indians…

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We should walk the talk on housing

Vic Crone – While we are distracted with unrealistic and fringe solutions, Auckland’s average house price romps towards a million dollars. Sadly, we are no longer talking squarely about the price of ownership but also rising homelessness. With a 30,000 home shortage in Auckland, we are not seeing clear enough progress in the absolute basics of housing supply. We are…

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Innovative medical software gets green signal

Venkat Raman –  venkat@indiannewslink.co.nz More than 1000 users across New Zealand will have the benefit of an innovative software, enhancing added value delivery of medical services. Green Cross Health Limited, a primary healthcare provider, has just signed an agreement with Medtech Global Limited to roll out the latter’s ‘Medtech Evolution,’ stated to be state-of-the-art in the medical industry. Green Cross…

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Academic welcomes report on foreign trusts

Dr Deborah Russell –  PricewaterhouseCoopers Chairman John Shewan’s report on the use of New Zealand foreign trusts for illicit purposes has many excellent recommendations. Mr Shewan, who was appointed to investigate foreign trust disclosure rules following the Panama Papers saga, has recommended that trustees of foreign trusts should report much more information to Inland Revenue Department (IRD). Although New Zealand’s…

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