Researcher calls for robust Suicide Prevention strategies

Supplied Content Auckland, February 1, 2019 ‘One-size-fits all’ approach to suicide prevention will not work and new strategies tailored to the older people are needed a University of Auckland Researcher has said. Dr Gary Cheung of the University’s Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, led a study published in the New Zealand Medical Journal that reveals a distinctly different pattern…

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Cookery, Kolam Contests to mark Auckland Tamil Association Pongal

Competition and Festival on February 2 and February 9 Venkat Raman Auckland, February 1, 2019 Cuisine and art will be the attraction for the Tamil-speaking communities as the Auckland Tamil Association celebrates Pongal over two weekends. Association President Vai Ravindran said that Kolam (Rangoli) and Cookery Contests will be held tomorrow (Saturday, February 2, 2019) at Mt Roskill War Memorial…

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India-Taiwan bilateral trade surges

Christie Chen Taipei, February 1, 2019 India’s top envoy to Taiwan touted the relationship between the two countries on Thursday at an event in Taipei to celebrate India’s 70th Republic Day. India-Taipei Association Director General Sridharan Madhusudhanan said that direct investment from Taiwan to India has increased tenfold in the last year. Major Taiwanese companies such as Foxconn, Delta Electronics…

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Twyford explains Kiwibuild challenges and the way forward

Venkat Raman Housing, Urban Development and Transport Minister Phil Twyford is confident that ‘Kiwibuild’ will make the expected progress and promises to build 6500 houses over the next three years. “We will continue to roll out Kiwibuild and work with developers and builders around the country, including some of the most unaffordable Council cities to build more affordable homes for…

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Life Insurance companies on notice

Report cites acts of impropriety, poor systems Wellington, January 29, 2019 Life insurance companies charged customers for expired policies, sold policies that people could not legally use, and have had poor systems and attitudes for fixing complaints and mistakes, a Report shows. The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) and Reserve Bank (RBNZ) have issued a damning Report into how 16 insurance…

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