House-hunting students find novel ways in Wellington

House-hunting students find novel ways in Wellington

Charlie Dreaver Wellington, January 16, 2019 Wellington students desperate to find rentals are getting creative to try and find housing, while others with rentals are struggling to make rent. But experts have warned it will only get worse. Housing shortage is hurting students in Wellington (Picture by Real Estate Institute, Wellington) Disparate students Massey University student Harry Simpson (19) and…

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Government books show $261 million surplus

Government books show $261 million surplus

Supplied Content Wellington, January 16, 2019 Finance Minister Grant Robertson (File Picture) The latest Crown financial statements released today show the Government’s books are in good order, Finance Minister Grant Robertson has said. He issued the following Statement. The Treasury today published the Crown accounts for the five months ended November 30, 2018, showing a surplus of $261 million over…

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Protestors demand end to Coercive Conversion in South Korea

Protestors demand end to Coercive Conversion in South Korea

Supplied Content Seoul, South Korea, January 16, 2019 The following is a Press Release received from the New Zealand Association for Victims of Coercive Conversion Programmes. About 2000 members of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus held a rally in front of the Christian Council of Korea Headquarters in Jongno-gu, Seoul on January 11, 2019, demanding an end to coercive conversion…

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Sunday Community Market in Papatoetoe

Sunday Community Market in Papatoetoe

Staff Reporter Auckland, January 15, 2019 Old Papatoetoe Town Centre  (Auckland Council Picture) A Community Market will become a weekly feature in Papatoetoe from January 20, 2019. Organised by the Hindu Heritage Research Foundation of New Zealand, it will be held every Sunday at 107-109 St George Street (behind RSA and Library) Car Park. Fruits, Vegetables and more Hindu Heritage Research…

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Immigration New Zealand prepares for high-end technology

Immigration New Zealand prepares for high-end technology

Last year, more than 4500 passengers were prevented entry Venkat Raman Immigration New Zealand (INZ) is hoping to improve its border control responsibility and facilitate the travel of ‘genuine passengers’ with ‘Electronic Travel Authority’ (ETA) expected to go online this year. National Manager (Border Operations) Stephanie Greathead said that the new technology will allow INZ to assess and update more…

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Anti-Money Laundering Law extends to Real Estate Agents

Venkat Raman Real Estate Agents in New Zealand must comply with the provisions of Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Counter-Financing of Terrorism (CFT) Act and follow a more stringent regime of code of conduct and discipline. The AML/CFT (Definitions) Amendment Regulations 2018 came into force on January 1, 2019, which, among other things, provide definition of a customer (client) and the…

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