Key brings goodwill from India

Venkat Raman in New Delhi –  Venkat@indiannewslink.co.nz Prime Minister John Key returned home last weekend after a two-day visit to Delhi bringing a bag full of goodwill and optimism although he would have desired a more substantial content. Despite much rhetoric, a ‘Full and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement’ remains an objective with India cold-shouldering the concept. However, Prime Minister Narendra…

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Zindia and Adani promote $200 million Timber Park

Venkat Raman in New Delhi –  Zindia Limited, the largest exporter of timber products to India signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Adani Port and SEZ Limited to promote a Timber Industrial Park at Mudra Port in Gujarat. Zindia Managing Director Jacob Mannothra (who is also Managing Director of Indian Newslink Limited, publishers of Indian Newslink and owners of…

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INZBC to organise Education Summit

Venkat Raman –  venkat@indiannewslink.co.nz While the New Zealand government is currently assessing the outcome of the visit of Prime Minister John Key to India and will announce in due course the next steps to solidify Indo-Kiwi relations further, one organisation has already announced at least three initiatives with a calendar to implement them. Indian New Zealand Business Council (INZBC), which…

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Fiji opens doors for New Zealand Media

Bainimarama lifts ban on journalists Venkat Raman –  venkat@indiannewslink.co.nz In a move seen as a goodwill gesture prior to his first official visit to New Zealand as Prime Minister of Fiji, Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama announced that his country would welcome New Zealand journalists, including Barbara Dreaver (TVNZ) and Michael Field (Fairfax) who were banned from entering Fiji earlier. An announcement…

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Myopic approach short-changes New Zealanders

Mahesh Bindra –  In 2011 the government announced, with much fanfare, its target of ‘Reducing Reoffending by 25% by 2017.’ New Zealand First, along with many others, did not believe them. Statistics were thrown in the air, slogans were coined, speeches were delivered and a new outfit called ‘Rehabilitation and Reintegration Service’ was established to achieve the coveted target. Shoulders…

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