Anne Pala gets NZ First nomination for Kelston

Winston Peters Auckland, July 4, 2017 Community Development consultant and company director Anne Degia-Pala is New Zealand First’s candidate to contest the Kelston seat in the General Election. Anne has called Kelston home for 30 years and is passionate about her community and her country. She is well known and respected across the electorate for her work with women, children…

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Call for nominations for New Zealander of the Year 2018

Supplied Content Wellington, July 4, 2017 The New Zealander of the Year Awards Office is seeking nominations for the 2018 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year and supporting categories. The Awards seek nominations from all fields of endeavour including the arts, sport, community service, health, public service, environment, volunteers, tourism, business, rural, education, entertainment, science, technology, innovation and cultural development.…

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Old Papatoetoe set become a new town

Supplied Content (Auckland Council) Auckland, July 4, 2017 The future revitalisation of Old Papatoetoe took an important step today with Auckland Council’s Planning Committee approving an overall plan for its regeneration. The city’s redevelopment agency, Panuku Development Auckland, outlined the key moves needed to achieve the vision for a revitalised town centre that becomes a place for people and enterprise…

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Winners of International Photography Award announced

Supplied Content Dubai, UAE, July 4, 2017 The Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA) has announced five winners for the June edition of the Instagram Photo Contest which centered on the Holy month of Ramadan. HIPA received submissions under the hashtag #HIPAContest_Ramadan, through the official HIPA Instagram account @HIPAae. The winners are from Bangladesh, Indonesia,…

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New law simplifies land transfer in New Zealand

Mark Mitchell Wellington, July 4, 2017 New legislation just passed in Parliament ensures that New Zealand’s land transfer system will continue to be modern and world-leading. The Land Transfer Bill reflects the fact that a majority of property transactions are now done online. The land transfer system secures people’s ownership of land and provides certainty and fairness. This legislation provides…

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Legislation to verify offenders’ identity coming

Wellington, July 4, 2017 Amy Adams A Bill seeking to strengthen how agencies verify the identity of offenders has passed its second reading in Parliament with overwhelming support. The ‘Enhancing Identity Verification and Border Processes Legislation Bill’ will improve public safety by enabling agencies to work together to identify offenders and ensure they meet the conditions of their sentence. The…

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Indian insurance company to widen market exposure

Auckland, July 3, 2017 Venkat Raman  The chief of the largest non-life insurance company of India has pledged that his company will widen its market exposure in New Zealand to tap the immense potential that the county offers to companies and individuals. G Srinivasan, Chairman & Managing Director of New India Assurance Company Limited, said that the Indian insurance industry…

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