Telanganites celebrate birthday of Chief Minister KC Rao

Telanganites celebrate birthday of Chief Minister KC Rao

Blood Donation Camps held in Auckland on February 14 Vijay Kosna Auckland, February 19, 2019 Editor’s Standfirst: On Sunday, February 17, 2019, millions of Telanganites celebrated the 65th Birthday of their Leader and Telangana Chief Minister, Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao better known and abbreviated as KCR, all over the world. He is one of the most popular leaders of South India…

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Digital Services Tax on multinational companies coming

Digital Services Tax on multinational companies coming

“More than $2.7 billion go untaxed” every year Supplied Content Wellington, February 19, 2019 New Zealand is to consult on the design of changes to tax rules which currently allow multinational companies in the digital services field to do business here without paying income tax. Finance Minister Grant Robertson and Revenue Minister Stuart Nash said that Cabinet has agreed to…

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ANZ heralds Lunar New Year with sublimity

ANZ heralds Lunar New Year with sublimity

Venkat Raman Auckland, February 17, 2019 The country’s largest commercial bank ushered in the Lunar New Year with a large gathering of diverse communities last week. More than 400 people attended ANZ Bank’s celebrations held at Pullman Hotel in Auckland on Friday, February 15, 2019 with Ethnic Communities Minister Jenny Salesa as the Chief Guest. Among the other dignitaries were…

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Award Winner brings together communities through cuisine

Venkat Raman Auckland, February 17, 2019 Visitors to one of the segments of the ‘Auckland Fringe Festival’ next weekend will have opportunities to attend two community workshops conducted by an expert on culinary art and several other fields of activity. Renu Sikka will conduct the Workshops, one each at the Onehunga Community Centre (located at 83 Church Street, Onehunga) on…

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Capital Gains Tax a dilemma to NZ First Party

Capital Gains Tax a dilemma to NZ First Party

Peter Dunne Wellington, February 16, 2019 Greens Co-leader James Shaw’s comment when Parliament resumed this week that the current government does not deserve to be re-elected if it fails to introduce a Capital Gains Tax would have been regarded as yet another reason why the Greens kept themselves from being invited into government for almost 20 years. Significant Perspective But…

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New Mobile App a boon to children and ECE

New Mobile App a boon to children and ECE

With fun and games, it helps ASD  affected children too Supplied Content Auckland, February 17, 2019 From Unicorns to Fairies, Mythical Creatures have contributed their mite to honing of the fantasy world of children. Parents and educators have tried to unveil the Pegasus and narrate social stories. But have the children grasped them? ‘Ready for Big School’ assists parents and…

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End of Land Tenure Review announced

End of Land Tenure Review announced

Wellington, February 17, 2019 The government is proposing sweeping changes to the rules followed by farmers leasing Crown land. This week Land Information minister Eugenie Sage announced the end of tenure review, under which leased high-country Crown land could be signed over to farmers provided they set aside areas for conservation. Tightening Rules On Sunday she went further with plans…

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Capital Gains Tax a dilemma to NZ First Party

Capital Gains Tax a dilemma to NZ First Party

Peter Dunne Wellington, February 16, 2019 Greens Co-leader James Shaw’s comment when Parliament resumed this week that the current government does not deserve to be re-elected if it fails to introduce a Capital Gains Tax would have been regarded as yet another reason why the Greens kept themselves from being invited into government for almost 20 years. Significant Perspective But…

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Select Committee No-Show a lost opportunity

Select Committee No-Show a lost opportunity

Daniela Maoate-Cox Wellington, February 15, 2019    This week, an early morning bust-up between Labour Party MPs and National MPs meant that some of the public missed out on participating in a parliamentary process. In a nutshell, the Finance and Expenditure Select Committee was scheduled to meet at 8 am on Wednesday to begin hearing submissions on the Budget Policy Statement 2019 and end at 2…

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