Girmitya descendants honour Professor Brij Lal

Thakur Ranjit Singh Fiji Girmit Foundation New Zealand decided to introduce Girmit Legacy Awards to recognise Fiji-Indians, who have hitherto been somewhat ignored. Girmit Legacy Awards have been established to fill the void. These Awards recognise the achievements of the descendants of Girmityas for bringing pride, joy, sense of belonging and social cohesion to what our ancestors bequeathed us: A…

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Immigration Adviser saved from serious misconduct charges

Staff Reporter A New Zealand licensed Immigration Adviser (Mr JS),  had a complaint brought against him by a client, an applicant for a long term business visa. Apart from the routine negligence, bad advice and so on, these allegations were serious; they included fraudulently providing false documents to Immigration New Zealand (INL), without the applicant’s knowledge. The applicant also alleged…

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It pays to comply with minimum employment standards

Employers don’t get caught out! Compliance by employers with minimum employment standards is a serious concern for the Labour Inspectorate. Penalties for non-compliance can be up to $100,000 (for a company) and even more for financial gain, plus the risk of negative publicity and hiring bans. Employers are being warned about the importance and consequences of meeting their minimum employment…

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