Winston Peters upbeat about FTA with Commonwealth countries

RNZ, London, April 23, 2018 Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters is talking up the prospect of a Free Trade Agreement between all 53 commonwealth nations after discussions in London over the weekend. Winston Peters was in London with the Prime Minister for the Commonwealth Heads of Government (CHOGM) meeting, where the idea of a deal was floated. New Zealand is…

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Personality Disorders may not be what you think

Here is a detailed account to change your mindset Kathryn Fletcher & Kristi-Ann Villagonzalo Melbourne, Australia, April 23, 2018 With each new version of the widely-used manual of mental disorders, the number of mental health conditions increases. The latest version (DSM-5) lists around 300 disorders. To complicate things, many share common features, such as depression and anxiety. The manual is…

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Lawmakers want more women enrolled in GOPIO

Venkat Raman Auckland, April 23, 2018 Two Members of Parliament have asked the executives of the Global Organisation of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) to enroll more women into its membership and encourage them to undertake greater responsibilities. Speaking at a gathering of GOPIO Chapters functioning in Auckland and Wellington, Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi and Dr Parmjeet Parmar (both List MPs…

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Standards are falling, yet Journalism Awards are worth sponsoring

‘Voyager’ owner Seeby Woodhouse takes a swipe on our media Colin Peacock RNZ Auckland April 22, 2018 The awards for the Best New Zealand Journalism have been sponsored by a global camera-maker, a paint firm and even Australia’s national airline in recent years. Now, a local ISP is picking up the tab. Voyager boss Seeby Woodhouse tells ‘Mediawatch’ that he…

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