Cyber attacks weaken our District Health Boards

Thomas Coughlan Wellington, September 15, 2018 DHBs could be spending up big on cyber security, but the threats of going without are enormous (Photo for Newsroom by Lynn Grieveson) Continuously under attack from hackers, District Health Boards (DHBs) are paying tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars to insure themselves against cyber attacks, although the Ministry of Health currently has…

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Commerce Commission clears Fonterra on base milk price

Commerce Commission clears Fonterra on base milk price Supplied Content Wellington, September 14, 2018 The Commerce Commission has released its final report on Fonterra’s base milk price calculation for the 2017-2018 dairy season. Images digitalised from The Commerce Commission Report The base milk price is the average price that Fonterra pays farmers for raw milk, which was set at $6.69…

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New Zealand has a woman in Washington, finally

Sam Sachdeva Wellington, September 14, 2018 With the appointment of Rosemary Banks as our next Ambassador in Washington, another piece of New Zealand’s diplomatic jigsaw has fallen into place. This article outlines Foreign Minister Winston Peters’ preferences, and the implications for the top foreign affairs job. Through 77 years of diplomatic representation in DC, and nearly 20 Heads of Mission,…

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Choice of Dev Sharma stirs muddy waters in Aussie politics

Michelle Grattan Canberra, Australia, September 14, 2018 In the early hours of Friday (September 7) morning, the Liberal pre-selectors of Wentworth delivered their new Prime Minister a humiliating public slap-down. In selecting Dave Sharma, 42, former Australian ambassador to Israel and now a Partner in an accountancy firm, as the candidate for the October 20 by-election, the pre-selectors have on…

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Announcing Awards for Arts and Culture in the coming year

Venkat Raman We are happy to announce that Indian Newslink will recognise and reward achievers in the field of Arts and Culture from next year. Our Sports and Community Awards will be extended to be titled, ‘Sixth Annual Indian Newslink Sports, Community, Arts and Culture Awards 2019.’ People of Indian origin who are citizens or permanent residents will be eligible…

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