Sir Anand Satyanand to chair Royal Commission of Inquiry

Historical Abuse in State Care goes under scrutiny RNZ & INL Staff Wellington, February 1, 2018 Former Governor General Sir Anand Satyanand will chair a Royal Commission of Inquiry into historical abuse in state care, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced. Ms Ardern and Minister for Children Tracey Martin provided details of the Inquiry, which has been formally established today.…

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Insurance firm receives Rainbow Tick Accreditation

Supplied Content Wellington, February 1, 2018 Cigna New Zealand has joined a growing group of New Zealand businesses offering a safe and welcoming workplace for people of diverse gender and sexual orientation, as recognised by achieving the Rainbow Tick accreditation. Head of Human Resources Mel MacPhee said that Cigna described this achievement as “A great way to start to 2018.”…

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Indian lawmakers forge a unique bond among nations

Priyanca Radhakrishnan I believe that our collective strength as a nation lies in our diversity. We are strong because of our diversity, not in spite of it. My experience at two recent international conferences – the Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference (CPC) in Bangladesh and the PIO Parliamentarians Conference in India, strengthened my conviction on the value of diversity. Organised by India’s…

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Scammers target Indian community again

Venkat Raman The Indian High Commission based in Wellington has warned members of the Indian community against scammers who demand money posing themselves as officials of the Diplomatic Mission. A communique received at press time said that the caller ‘threatens’ saying that the Visa/Residency application of Indian nationals (i.e. the person at the other end) would be rejected unless a…

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A full-time father complements Prime Minister’s Motherhood

The world wishes Jacinda Ardern well Priyanca Radhakrishnan The Current Affairs television programme, ‘Sunday,’ recently shared a snippet on Instagram from an interview with Jacinda Ardern when she became the Leader of the Labour Party (on August 1, 2018). She was asked “Why can’t a Prime Minister have a baby?” and she responded, “I don’t think it’s about why can’t,…

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Lights Show brightens Auckland Anniversary Weekend

Thousands watch the solar-powered spectacle Radio New Zealand and Ratna Venkat Ninety-thousand solar-powered LED lights on the Auckland Harbour Bridge lit up the sky marking Auckland Anniversary. Special Configurations Lines company Vector has spent $10 million in a bid to showcase the landmark better. The lights were switched on for the first time at 910 pm for a six-minute show accompanied…

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New blood test for early diagnosis and cure of Cancer

‘CancerSEEK’ is less invasive and different Dr Peter Gibbs Researchers have developed a blood test that can detect the presence of eight common cancers. Called CancerSEEK, the blood test detects tiny amounts of DNA and proteins released into the blood stream from cancer cells. This can then indicate the presence of ovarian, liver, stomach, pancreatic, oesophageal, bowel, lung or breast cancers. Distinctly…

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