Free Workshop for students, jobseekers

Venkat Raman International students and those seeking employment can expect to derive the benefit of sound advise and perhaps even practical support at a free Workshop being organised by the officials and members of the Tamil Association of New Zealand Inc (TANZI). Sponsored by ICL Immigration Services Limited and supported by this newspaper, the Workshop will be held at the…

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Mental Health helplines inundated after March 15 attacks

Mental health helplines have been inundated with calls from people traumatised by media coverage of the Christchurch terror attacks. People who saw the gunman’s own video have been particularly affected. Mental Health Foundation Chief Executive Shaun Robinson said that some of the media coverage was ghoulish and too detailed in depicting the horror. “Helplines and help services were pretty inundated…

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Memories of Girmityas continue as youngsters take charge

Thakur Ranjit Singh May 14 is a significant and historical day in the Fijian calendar. Apart from Sitiveni Rabuka’s first coup, its foremost significance was the arrival of the first Girmit ship ‘Leonidas,’ with 479 Indian indentured immigrants, who we call Girmityas. That significant year was 140 years ago, in 1879. This followed 82 other ships that transported over 60,000…

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Pharmacy Group fined for underpaying trainees

A Pharmacy Group in Auckland has been fined $92,500 after 12 training Pharmacy technicians were paid less than the minimum wage. Tamaki Health, previously known as Nirvana Health Group, operates seven pharmacies which were penalised. An investigation by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) found it wasn’t paying some staff members for periods allocated to study, despite the technicians often…

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