Unionists call for immigration reform and amnesty

Venkat Raman –  A fast-growing union movement is lobbying workers and employers to force the government to reverse its recently announced immigration policy with a higher income threshold for certain categories. ‘Unite Union,’ which largely represents workers from the food industry supported two meetings last weekend (Saturday, May 13) in Auckland, one each at its office in Western Springs and…

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Foundation for Photography under focus

Venkat Raman –  While smartphones have made people instant photographers, it is heartening to see an increasing number of residents in the Waikato region taking up to traditional photography, which has encouraged an internationally acclaimed photographer to establish a Foundation to create a veritable platform for enthusiasts to attain proficiency. Ashok Kochhar, who has been a regular contributor to our…

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Result-oriented initiatives ensure efficiency

Bill English –  Delivering better public services that improve New Zealanders’ lives is one of the National-led government’s top priorities. The ‘Better Public Services’ targets that we introduced in 2012 have delivered tangible and long-lasting results such as reduced welfare dependency, better educational achievement, improved healthcare and less serious crime. Scope to do more Each of these represents real and…

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