Nothing short of exorcism can purify the Auckland Council

Thakur Ranjit Singh Contrary to initial optimism, Auckland Super City appears to have degenerated into an uncontrollable Frankenstein Monster- and a blood-sucking Dracula. Here, the elected representatives have been forced to abdicate their powers. Shots are called by the Council Controlled Organisations (CCOs) and overpaid, unelected bureaucrats. It is a classic case of the tail wagging the dog. Unheeded Complaints…

Read More

Name and shame bad food for Awards

Bad Taste Food Awards open for nominations Sue Chetwin Consumer NZ wants nominations for its Bad Taste Food Awards. The Awards highlight food companies marketing their products as better choices than they really are. False Claims Consumer NZ research regularly uncovers foods masquerading as nutritionally superior options, from gourmet salt to sugar-laden breakfast cereals. We are inviting consumers to join…

Read More

Tertiary provider pulls out of business programmes

Supplied Content The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) is assisting International College of Auckland (ICA) to transfer about 80 international students to a high-quality tertiary provider, after a voluntary withdrawal of accreditation by ICA. This voluntary withdrawal of accreditation relates to the following programmes offered by ICA: NZIM Diploma in Management (Level 5); NZIM Diploma in Management (Advanced) (Level 6);…

Read More

More schools participate in National Can Collection

Staff Reporter More than 155 schools from around the country have signed up to take part in Wattie’s Cans for Good – national can collection to help struggling families with food support. With Salvation Army foodbanks around the country already running low on stock and higher demand for its services, the collection and education campaign being run by The Salvation…

Read More

Cigna takes a day off for community work

Supplied Content More than half of Kiwis do not have a workplace wellness programme, but for 40% of 25-39-year olds, it would be a reason to change jobs, according to the latest Cigna 360 Wellbeing Survey. Cigna New Zealand joins a growing number of businesses embedding workplace wellness into what it does, with a comprehensive wellness programme incorporating physical, emotional,…

Read More