IRD wins court case against Cullen Group

IRD wins court case against Cullen Group

Inland Revenue has won a High Court case against Eric Watson’s Cullen Group over a nearly $52 million tax debt. After a nine-day trial in Auckland in August and September last year,  Justice Palmer delivered a written decision on March 12, 2019, dismissing the Cullen Group’s challenge to the $51,496,127.38 tax assessment. IRD Legal Services Leader Karen Whitiskie described Justice…

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Is the deportation stance of New Zealand hypocritical?

Is the deportation stance of New Zealand hypocritical?

Newsroom Analysis by Laura Walters Jacinda Ardern has called Australia’s deportation policy “corrosive” to the Trans-Tasman relationship; Winston Peters says it is a “festering sore.” Is New Zealand being hypocritical given its own deportations to the Pacific? The Coalition Government has staunchly opposed Australia’s deportation of Kiwis, but Pacific experts warn New Zealand could face pushback from its Pacific neighbours…

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Dodgy dream merchants mislead international students

Dodgy dream merchants mislead international students

Gill Bonnett Unregulated marketing managers hired by New Zealand education institutes are using cut-throat recruitment practices to lure international students, some immigration advisers say. Representatives of New Zealand education providers were selling a false dream to prospective students, the advisers RNZ spoke to said. Amanbir Singh Jaspal has been to international student fairs where prospective students are recruited. ‘Flea Markets’…

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Wellbeing Concept should account for demographic changes

Kieran Madden The Government is dead-set on improving “wellbeing” as the mark of their leadership, and “long-term intergenerational wellbeing” in particular. This requires whipping out the binoculars and taking a strategic view, one that foresees well beyond the next few election cycles. New Zealanders are ageing and becoming more ethnically diverse. Plummeting Ratio In 2038, there will be around twice…

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