Back in time as Government considers new state broadcaster

Back in time as Government considers new state broadcaster

Mark Jennings Auckland, November 15, 2019 The biggest shakeup in the country’s broadcasting history looks to be looming as the Government gets serious about its options for strengthening public service broadcasting. Are we about to return to the days of the NZBC where the state’s radio and television arms reside under one roof? It looks increasingly likely. Report and Reaction A…

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Greetings and Gratitude on 20th Birthday

Greetings and Gratitude on 20th Birthday

Indian Newslink steps into its Magic Year today Venkat Raman Auckland, November 15, 2019 Indian Newslink marks its 20th Anniversary today and at the outset, we salute our founders, owners, readers, advertisers, contributors, sponsors and well-wishers who have guided us on our journey that began on November 15, 1999. It has been a journey of challenges and opportunities, threats and…

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Government creates Culturally Arranged Visitor Visa

Government creates Culturally Arranged Visitor Visa

Venkat Raman The government has set up a new category called ‘Culturally Arranged Visitor Visa’ to cater to people who subscribe to arranged marriages conducted overseas. An additional complement of 177 staff have been recruited since June this year to help with visa processing and reduce delays. Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway told Indian Newslink this evening that the new Category…

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Airlines refuse boarding as OCI Rules get rigid enforcement

Airlines refuse boarding as OCI Rules get rigid enforcement

OCI Cards must be updated in certain cases Venkat Raman Several passengers travelling to India from New Zealand during the past fortnight have found themselves unable to board their flight or stranded at a transiting international airport as the Indian government has begun stricter enforcement of the rules relating to the Overseas Citizen of India (OCI). Indian Newslink has received…

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Education overhaul includes new Support Agency

Schools lose right to manage zonal system John Gerritsen The government is creating a new division in the Education Ministry in an overhaul that will strip schools of the right to manage their enrolment zones and their property. There will also be minimum standards for prospective principals and possible compulsory training for school trustees. Education Minister Chris Hipkins said that…

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Parmjeet Parmar asks PM about Shane Jones

Standfirst: National List MP Dr Parmjeet Parmar has written to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern labelling New Zealand First List MP Shane Jones’s outburst against the Indian Community last month as ‘incendiary’ and as hate speech.   Wellington, November 3, 2019 By Email Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern Parliament Buildings Wellington Dear Prime Minister, Re: Comments of the Hon Shane Jones to…

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University of Auckland tops in student accommodation

Supplied Content The University of Auckland is set to open its new Hostel (Waiparuru) in time for the 2020 academic year, bringing the total number of beds available for students to 4500. The addition will make the University the largest provider of student accommodation. Strategic decision Michael Rengers, Associate Director of Accommodation, said that only 10 years ago the University…

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New Zealand Excellence Awards benefit Indian students

New Zealand Excellence Awards benefit Indian students

Venkat Raman Three students from India have recounted their rewarding experience of the Transformational Education System and the New Zealand Excellence Awards (NZEA) Programme. Sponsored by Education New Zealand and funded by the eight Universities of the country, the NZEA Programme, since its launch in 2016, has benefited scores of international students from India. The Programme incorporates Scholarships that are…

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