Staff shortage hits New Zealand schools

School Principals are expecting disruptions because of a shortage of staff when most schools went back this week. It is estimated that 650 more teachers are needed this year; that is after 200 have been recruited from overseas. Principals under pressure Principals’ Federation President Whetu Cormick said that Principals will be under extreme pressure preparing for the new school year.…

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Australian PM’s visit opens a new Chapter with Fiji

Venkat Raman Fijian Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama has welcomed Australia to the ‘Pacific fold,’ saying that Australia’s presence is needed in the interest of the region. That was an expression of a warm sentiment from a leader who had, a few years ago, was angst over his rich and powerful neighbour for its stand against the Bainimarama regime. But…

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Reserve Bank appoints two Assistant Governors

Supplied Content Simone Robbers and Christian Hawkesby will join the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) as Assistant Governors. Governor Adrian Orr made the announcement today, saying that the appointments complete the Bank’s new Senior Leadership Team structure announced in 2018. Simone Robbers Simone Robbers will take up the new role of Assistant Governor and General Manager of Governance, Strategy…

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Indians second largest group of citizenship applicants

Venkat Raman People holding Indian passports were the second-largest group of Permanent Residents to apply for New Zealand Citizenship in 2018, according to the latest figures released by the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA). Indian passport holders must of course relinquish their Indian nationality after obtaining citizenship of another country since the Indian government does not allow dual citizenship. They…

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