Dr Ruth Harley appointed ‘NZ On Air’ Chair

Supplied Content Wellington, May 15, 2018 Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Minister Clare Curran has announced the appointment of Dr Ruth Harley CNZM as a member and new Chair of the Broadcasting Commission (NZ On Air). She issued the following Statement this morning” Dr Harley brings an incredible depth of industry knowledge and experience to this position. She was the…

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Labour government faces the crunch on housing

KiwiBuild is a good option, but is it achievable? Patrick O’Meara Wellington, May 15, 2018 Labour inherited a myriad of housing problems from the previous National government but KiwiBuild can fix that, Housing Minister Phil Twyford has said. The Labour party hammered the previous government on housing, accusing them of presiding over a crisis of rising unaffordability, falling home ownership,…

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Homelessness continues to soar in Australia

Successive governments fail to solve the problem Hal Pawson and Cameron Parsell Australia, May 15, 2018 Exactly a decade ago in 2008, the Australian government committed to an ambitious strategy to halve national homelessness by 2020. Through stepped-up early intervention, better homelessness services and an expanded supply of affordable housing, the problem would be tackled with conviction. Worsening problem Instead,…

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New Zealand expertise for Childcare Centre in Mumbai

Venkat Raman Auckland based Rainbow Group of Companies, which specialises in childhood care, is establishing an Early Childcare Centre in Mumbai, India, the first of its kind outside New Zealand. The Centre, located in Walkeshwar, one of the most affluent suburbs in South Mumbai, will follow ‘Te Whariki’ (Early Childhood Education) Curriculum. Advanced Curriculum Director Rrahul Dosshi said that Te…

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Deportation Case progresses in High Court

Staff Reporter Mr Singh (not his real name) had filed Judicial review proceedings challenging the decisions pertaining to his deportation. The Crown had not filed the Statement of defence as initially there were settlement discussions, which concluded unsuccessfully. The Crown then filed a notice of appearance under protest to the jurisdiction of the Court. The Counsel for the Crown submitted that…

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Worker exploitation rampant in New Zealand

Modern Slavery is becoming a menace Tod Cooper Our politicians and law makers need to accelerate the introduction of a Modern Slavery Act to establish clearer compliance expectations, tighter regulations and higher pecuniary consequences for individuals and businesses who support Modern Slavery. The UK example A good example is the UK’s Modern Slavery Act. All companies with a UK footprint and…

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Sir Anand Satyanand appointed to IACC Council

Sourced Content Former Governor General Sir Anand Satyanand has been appointed to the International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) Council for a six-year term. His appointment signals a significant advancement of the role of the Pacific and New Zealand within the international anti-corruption community. Sir Anand is a former Patron of Transparency International New Zealand (TINZ) and currently a member of the…

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