Migrants add value to New Zealand: Report

Venkat Raman –  venkat@indiannewslink.co.nz Contrary to the fears expressed in some quarters about their ‘harmful and negative effects,’ migrants are good for the progress of the country and New Zealand’s Immigration Policy should be more welcoming. That is the gist of a report published by the ‘New Zealand Initiative,’ a Wellington based think tank. The Report, titled, ‘The New New…

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Indian seeks seat on Howick Board

Venkat Raman –  venkat@indiannewslink.co.nz A young health professional of Indian origin is seeking to serve on the Howick Local Board (Botany Subdivision), voting for which commenced on January 24 and is set to conclude on February 17, 2017. Nivedita Sharma Vij is contesting as an Independent in the by-election caused by the dramatic resignation of Lucy Schwaner (wife of Jami-Lee…

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International students urged to get NZQA assessment

Staff Reporter –  info@indiannewslink.co.nz International students keen on gaining employment in New Zealand should have their overseas qualifications assessed by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA), a young graduate has said. Prasannan Thilakan, who obtained a Graduate Diploma in Operations and a graduate degree in Production Management from the Universal College of Learning (UCOL) said that recognition of qualifications by…

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Children’s programme benefits more schools

Staff Reporter –  info@indiannewslink.co.nz About 1500 children studying in low decile schools from Northland to Nelson were among the beneficiaries in the new school year that began on January 30. Seventeen schools in this region received food, raincoats, shows and basic health and hygiene items under the ‘KidsCan’ Programme, run by the KidsCan Charitable Trust since 2005. Impressive performance The…

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