Office of Indian Consul in Auckland raises questions

Veer Khar With almost 80% of Kiwi Indians residing in Auckland, we indeed need the extension of the ‘High Commission of India’ office in Auckland. This is not only to facilitate some basic services but also to receive various delegations when required. People of Indian origin in Auckland have been raising this issue with India’s External Affairs Ministry in Delhi…

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Export Education sector gets spring cleaning

Measures include increased vigilance, ending exploitation Venkat Raman The new Labour-led government is on the threshold of reintroducing the value-added, no-nonsense export promotion system that would ensure the rights of international students and end their exploitation by New Zealand employers. Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway has said that New Zealand’s export promotion system should be based on providing quality education, not…

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Iranian Diplomat’s Anti-Semitic speech causes ire

Venkat Raman Iranian Diplomat Hormoz Ghahremani, Councillor at the Iranian Embassy in Wellington could have raised a diplomatic incident with the speech that he delivered in June this year at the Pakuranga Mosque in East Auckland. According to Newshub, the Israel Institute of New Zealand complained to the Human Rights Commission and Foreign Minister Winston Peters after a video surfaced…

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Foreign Minister and his Shadow trade accusations

Venkat Raman Iranian diplomat Hormoz Gharemani has earned the wrath of most New Zealanders for this ‘extreme hate speech’ at the Pakuranga Mosque. The Human Rights Commission reacted to a complaint from the Israel Institute of New Zealand describing people like Mr Gharemani who denied that the Holocaust occurred as ‘liars’ (Please read related story in this Section). Gerry Brownlee,…

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Fees-free tertiary study from New Year’s Day

Chris Hipkins Students are a step closer to a more affordable future as the new government fast-tracks work on its free-fees tertiary education promise. Cabinet has given the go-ahead for detailed implementation planning for the introduction of one year of fees-free tertiary education and a $50 a week boost to student allowances and loan entitlements. Officials have already started work…

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Depression is better treated as 12 separate disorders

Supplied Content The way depression is diagnosed and treated needs a major overhaul, authors of a new review article in the Scientific Journal ‘Brain, Behavior, and Immunity,’ have said. This is because current treatment of depression is ineffective and lacks a plausible, coherent theoretical basis, they claimed. A new theory for depression and its treatment is proposed in the article…

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