Record investment of $4 billion on Transport this year

Supplied Content Wellington, June 29, 2018 The New Zealand Cabinet has approved a new 10-year plan for transport which will unlock record investment in the roads, rail and public transport for our growing regions and cities, and save lives on our roads, Transport Minister Phil Twyford has announced. The Government Policy Statement 2018 on Land Transport increases investment from $3.6…

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Mentoring for Diversity Programme fosters Good Governance

Supplied Content Wellington, June 29, 2018 “The world is changing in terms of careers and how to move into directorships,” says Suneil Connor, a Director who recently completed the Institute of Director’s ‘Mentoring for Diversity Programme.’ Challenging Career Mr Connor sits on three boards as well as being the Chief Financial Officer at LINK, a global brokerage firm. It is…

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Immigration lawyer wants offshore education agents regulated

Venkat Raman An Immigration lawyer has called on the government to regulate offshore education agents and protect international students being exploited. Auckland based Alastair McClymont of McClymont Associates (Barristers & Solicitors) said in a statement that the New Zealand immigration system does not include specific mechanisms to regulate offshore education agents. He was reacting to a decision of Chief Ombudsman…

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Report accuses Ministry of overspending, underreporting

Phil Pennington The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) severely understated its spending on external contractors and consultants, spending $77 million and telling MPs it only spent $39 million. Government departments spent more than half a billion dollars on contractors and consultants last year, almost double that of eight years ago. The government said on June 22, 2018 the total…

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