Fiji mulls new policies to boost economic development

Venkat Raman Auckland, May 11, 2019 Creation of special Economic Zones, improved incentives for Foreign Direct Investors (FDI) and local investors, Policies and Programmes based on Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) including better housing and infrastructure are among the challenges confronting the Government of Fiji as it moves to fulfil its election promises. Fiji’s Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama led his…

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Mental determination overcomes impediments of all sorts

Mental determination overcomes impediments of all sorts

Sunil Kaushal Auckland, May 11, 2019 “Inspirational. Epic. Heart-warming. Empowering. Living legend. The Pride of India. The best meeting I ever attended.” These were some of the comments made by people at the end of two-hour interaction with sporting legend Dr Deepa Malik who was New Zealand to receive the Sir Edmund Hillary Fellowship from Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. Woman…

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Former diplomat joins Royal Commission terror attack

Former diplomat joins Royal Commission terror attack

Supplied Content Wellington, May 11, 2019 The Royal Commission into the March 15 terror attack will begin considering evidence next week following the appointment of the second and final Commissioner. Former diplomat Jacqui Caine, the former New Zealand Ambassador to Chile and most recently Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Director of Special Projects in Christchurch, will join the Commission Chair…

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Nuances of Bharata Natyam explained

Nuances of Bharata Natyam explained

Uma Verma Christchurch, May 11, 2019 The New Zealand Dance Week (April 27 to May 5, 2019) saw various dance schools and associations organising open houses around Christchurch. One such was ‘Revathi Cultural Association,’ which conducted an Open-Day  along with ‘Revathi Performing Arts’ at the Halswell Library on April 27, 2019. Dance formats highlighted The event focused on displaying the…

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