A new breed of MBA growing in Auckland

Venkat Raman  While traditional courses in management practices continue to attract young students and people on their career paths, a new breed of MBA is beginning to gain traction at the Unitec Campus in Auckland. ‘Master of Applied Practice-Technological Futures’ run by Tech Futures Lab provides opportunities for people to acquire knowledge and skills to re-engineer their careers, link business…

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It is scary how Gonorrhoea is spreading globally

Worse, it remains impervious to antibiotics Supplied Content The threat of increased antibiotic resistance is often on the headlines. Two Massey University researchers argue that in the case of sexually-transmitted gonorrhoea, this is inevitable, and we had better figure out what to do after the antibiotics stop working. Dr Collette Bromhead and Dr Heather Hendrickson jointly wrote an article entitled…

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Change of guard at English Language Board

Staff Reporter Popular barrister and solicitor and Indian Newslink columnist Gurbrinder Aulakh has been appointed Chairman of the English Language Partners New Zealand (ELPNZ). He succeeds Alasdair Finnie who retired at the end of last month. Catherine Neil will continue in her role as Deputy Chair. Mr Aulakh paid tributes to Mr Finnie, saying that his wisdom and experience will…

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Fiji pulls its weight on rights of disabled, Climate Change

Staff Reporter  Prime Minister Josiah Voreqe Bainimarama deposited the instrument of ratification for the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, formally committing Fiji before the international body to guarantee equal rights and dignity to people with disabilities. He deposited the instruments at the UN Headquarters in New York during a ceremony on June 5, 2017 at…

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New detector dogs boost New Zealand, Fiji borders

Supplied Content  Nine detector dog teams bound for Wellington, Auckland and Fiji have graduated from the Royal New Zealand Police College’s Dog Training Centre. The addition of three new dogs boosts the New Zealand Customs Service’s detector dog capability to 14 teams, with 10 located in Auckland and two each in Wellington and Christchurch. Fiji Project The six graduating Fijian…

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Public Meetings on trade opportunity

Venkat Raman  Trade Minister Todd McClay has planned to hold a series of trade-related public, iwi and business events for public engagement to help New Zealanders identify new opportunities and benefits from trade agreements. These meetings, to be held in June and July throughout New Zealand will include discussions on trade negotiation agenda, the NZ-China FTA upgrade, the prospective NZ-European…

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