Uncontested Mayoralties betray democratic ideals

Uncontested Mayoralties betray democratic ideals

Matthew Theunissen They are among the most important leaders in the country and can make decisions that can have huge impacts on our communities. Why are so many positions in the upcoming local government elections, including several Mayor’s jobs, not even being contested? For Hamish McDouall, it was a relief when the deadline expired for other candidates to challenge him…

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Mayoral aspirant for better opportunities to South Asian Communities

Mayoral aspirant for better opportunities to South Asian Communities

Venkat Raman South Asian communities suffer in Auckland with lack of understanding and inadequate avenues for unlocking their potential says a Mayoral Candidate, who is keen to work with the growing Indian community in the City. John Hong, who has been holding a series of meetings with people of Indian origin in groups as well individually, described the community as…

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Business Council meet promises new avenues for India

Maori Economy holds bright prospects Venkat Raman Trade Policy, Diplomacy and Cultural Connections will be the theme of an international meeting scheduled to be held in Auckland on October 14, 2019. Organised by the India New Zealand Business Council (INZBC), the one-day Conference, sixth in an annual series, will be held at Pullman Hotel. Called the INZBC Summit, the Programme…

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Legislation to regulate financial institutions proposed

A long-list of Dos and Don’ts for banks, insurers and others Venkat Raman The Government has proposed to introduce a new set of rules and governance procedures to banks, lending institutions, insurance companies and others to protect the larger interests of customers. Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi said that a new Legislation will be introduced to Parliament shortly,…

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Importance of charities to fund adult healthcare services stressed

Importance of charities to fund adult healthcare services stressed

Jennifer Porter Charitable organisations with the ability to raise funds to promote better adult health services are vital to improving healthcare, said Sameer Handa, a Trustee on the Board of Trustees of the Auckland Health Foundation. He was discussing the need for government funding to be augmented by public contributions raised through charities, donations and other sources; and he was…

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Come, let us fund a Whanau Room at Auckland City Hospital

Come, let us fund a Whanau Room at Auckland City Hospital

For just $20,000, care and comfort can be assured to many Jennifer Porter Four months after receiving the lung transplant that saved his life, 50-year-old Paul Faalogo was back home in Northland with Partner Tanya, enjoying precious time with family. A year earlier, after battling life-long asthma and countless chest infections, Paul was recommended for a lung transplant. Auckland City…

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University offers cost and time advantage for medical students 

University offers cost and time advantage for medical students 

Recruitment for all nationals facilitated in Auckland Venkat Raman  Shortage of qualified medical doctors in many developed and emerging economies is a perennial problem which can be addressed by private medical colleges offering flexibility, coupled by closer monitoring of student’s progress, an expert has said. Miami (Florida, USA) based Oceania University of Medicine (OUM) Chairman Taffy Gould said that an effective solution to the problem…

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Tonga Conference deliberates on key medical issues

Tonga Conference deliberates on key medical issues

Venkat Raman ‘Early detection paves the way for proper treatment and possible cure of Cancer,’ was the underlying message delivered by experts in Oncology, Radiology, Chemotherapy and many other fields of medicine at a Conference held in Tonga last weekend. Organised by the Auckland Indian Medical Society (AIMS), the one-day Conference, held at the Tanoa International Dateline Hotel in Nuku’alofa,…

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