Funding Round for international students opens

Staff Reporter The International Student Wellbeing Strategy (ISWS) 2019 funding round is now open. The funding round is seeking proposals that support the outcomes of the ISWS and contribute to the 2019 theme of ‘Improving International Student Safety and/or Mental Health.’ The Expressions of Interest are due on Friday, August 24, 2018. Minister’s Concern Education Minister Chris Hipkins said that…

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Pool puts FijiFirst far ahead of the rest

Joyti Pratibha The FijiFirst Government has received a big tick from Fijians for its performance in its first four-year term, the latest Fiji Sun-Razor Pool has revealed. The Pool asked respondents to rate the FijiFirst Government’s performance. About 60% rated it as ‘Good,’ 21% said it was ‘Average’ while 19% rated it as ‘Poor.’ The rating correlates with the response…

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New Zealand help for new agro strategy

New Zealand was at the forefront and helped Fiji in the adaptation of the Koronivia joint work on agriculture that will help develop and outline new strategies for adaptation and mitigation within the agricultural sector. Minister Responsible for Climate Change Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said that New Zealand also partnered with Fiji to launch the local communities and indigenous people platform. “It…

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Rabuka to engage QC to fight his case

SODELPA Leader Sitiveni Rabuka, facing charges of providing false declaration of Assets, Income and Liabilities to the Supervisor of Election is engaging a Queens Counsel for his case. The matter was adjourned to clarify issues in relation to voir dire grounds disclosures. Defence Lawyer Filimoni Vosarogo informed Suva Magistrate Jioji Boseiwaqa that they will be engaging an overseas counsel for the…

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Your views sought on Beneficial Ownership Register

The move to curb Money Laundering and Terrorism finance Sourced Content Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi is working on law changes aimed at cracking down on overseas criminals potentially misusing companies in New Zealand. According to him, the goal is to curb money-laundering and the ability of overseas based criminals to use New Zealand’s well-regarded companies register to conceal some…

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Banks benefit while KiwiSavers miss out on $1 billion 

Supplied Content A group of financial consultants has sent an open letter to the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) and the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) proposing a 10-point Programme to address these inequities. Over 400,000 KiwiSavers who have invested in default funds have missed out an estimated $1 billion over the last six years. This includes an estimated $70 million in overpaid taxes. Meantime, $1.5 billion of their funds are invested in securities issued by Australian-owned banks and…

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Increasing travellers underscore Subcontinent growth

Singapore Airlines offers 104 weekly flights to 14 destinations Supplied Content Singapore Airlines has experienced a growth in travel between India and New Zealand General Manager New Zealand Simon Turcotte has said. He said that inbound demand to New Zealand grew by more than 20% year-on-year. Latest figures released by Statistics New Zealand showed a strong demand for travel between…

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