Entries open for Indian Newslink Indian Business Awards

Entries open for Indian Newslink Indian Business Awards

Entry process and Workshops from March 1 to August 31, 2019 Ray Knight We have pleasure in announcing the launch of the 2019 Indian Newslink Indian Business Awards. Applications are now invited for the Twelfth consecutive year of recognising excellence in all facets of business governance and management. We are inviting eligible companies and individuals to enter the process of…

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Pakistan should not ignore global anger over Pulwama attack

Pakistan should not ignore global anger over Pulwama attack

It is time Islamabad brought terrorists to justice Venkat Raman Never in its 72-year history as an independent, Sovereign country has India committed any aggression on any of its neighbours, especially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan; in fact, it has been a singular victim of the latter’s homegrown terrorist attacks. The latest attack, that took place on February 14, 2019…

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Polytechnics to merge into a New Institute of Skills

Proposal for Public Consultation The government has proposed merging all 16 polytechnics in the country into a single National Institute and radically reforming industry training organisations. Education Minister Chris Hipkins said the Plan was challenging but necessary for shoring up a sector that had suffered falling enrolments and multimillion dollar deficits. Mr Hipkins said that the proposal included creating a…

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NZ-Australia talks highlight deportations

Chris Bramwell  The issue of Australia deporting New Zealanders who have committed crimes across the Tasman has become corrosive in the relationship between the two countries, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has said. Ms Ardern and her Australian counterpart, Scott Morrison held their annual talks in Auckland on Friday, February 22, 2019. Mr Morrison has forgone the normal overnight stay opted…

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The devil in the details of the proposed Mega-Poly

An Analysis by John Gerritsen  The government’s plan for a monster merger of all 16 polytechnics and institutes of technology has taken everyone by surprise, but some might say they had it coming. After nearly $100 million in bailouts last year and the possibility of more to come, the government has eschewed half-measures and complex policy solutions for the relatively simple option of rolling…

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New Mobile App a boon to children and ECE

Supplied Content 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 early childhood educators in this task, while being a toddler’s best friend. Good blend…

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Home-based educators’ qualification rising

Have your say on the changes coming Supplied Content The government-subsidised education and care of young children that takes place in the educator’s home or in the child’s home will become professionalised, to ensure better and more consistent quality, Education Minister Chris Hipkins has said. He said this morning that Home-based Early Childhood Education has been the fastest growing part…

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Rotuman Language classes in Auckland

Supplied Content The Rotuman Community in Auckland has announced commencement of Rotuman Language Classes, marking the ‘International Mother Language Day,’ observed throughout the world on February 21, 2019 as a United Nations approved programme. Organised by the Auckland Rotuman Fellowship Group Incorporated (ARFGI), the endangered Rotuman language is being taught by elders and qualified teachers. Chairperson Faga Fasala said, “We…

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Budget consultations next week

The Ministry of Economy will host online national budget consultations from next week. In a statement, Economy Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum expressed the need to bring the voices of Fijians to the decision-making table to keep building the Best National Budget. For the first time, there will be online consultations on Facebook, with special sessions dedicated to secondary students, tertiary students…

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