New body for gender equality takes shape

Venkat Raman –  venkat@indiannewslink.co.nz A new not-for-profit organisation, dedicated to gender quality in general and empowerment of women in particular, has announced a series of programmes and workshops beginning this month. Women Entrepreneurship Centre (WEC) was established in April 2016 but has already commenced work but its agenda for the current year has just been released. Inspiring women Founder-Chief Executive…

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Leaders speak against students’ deportation

Staff Reporter –  Political Parties in the opposition benches have closed ranks to come down heavily on the deportation orders against a small group of international students from India. The controversy over deportation has been raging since August last year when the government issued marching orders against the students. Migrant Workers Association has been supporting the affected students. Spokesperson Anu…

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General Election 2017 Schedule

Wednesday 1 February Prime Minister announces dates for 2017 general election Friday 23 June Regulated period for election advertising expenses begins Monday 26 June Launch of enrolment campaign Tuesday 22 August Dissolution of Parliament Wednesday 23 August Writ Day Governor General issues formal direction to the Electoral Commission to hold the election. Wednesday 6 September Overseas Voting starts Monday 11…

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