Corrupt practices lower New Zealand’s global rating

Corrupt practices lower New Zealand’s global rating

Wellington, December 21, 2019 What a year 2019 has been for exposing the inadequacies of our business sector in preventing corruption! Overcoming these inadequacies is urgent if New Zealand is to maintain its reputation for integrity and its designation as the best place to do business. Seven Key Practices that Prevent Corruption It is important that businesses continually refresh Transparency…

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Couple honoured for pursuit of ethics and excellence

Couple honoured for pursuit of ethics and excellence

Venkat Raman Auckland, December 20, 2019 Women of Indian origin have achieved remarkable success in the corporate world and as owners and operators of small, medium and large enterprises. They have successfully established and run enterprises that are today leaders in their chosen field of activity, and become a source of inspiration for others. Among them is Manasa Sirigiri of…

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Seminar terms Forced Conversion a global problem

Seminar terms Forced Conversion a global problem

Supplied Content Seoul, South Korea, December 20, 2019 On November 29, 2019, Center for Studies on New Religions (CESNUR) Italy and Human Rights Without Frontiers (HRWF) Belgium hosted a seminar on ‘Intolerance and Discrimination Against New Religious Movements: An International Problem.’ The Seminar, held in Seoul, South Korea, was devoted to the protection of the rights of religious minorities targeted…

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Three Member Panel to probe Council Controlled Organisations

Three Member Panel to probe Council Controlled Organisations

Auckland, December 20, 2019   The Auckland Council has announced a three-members panel that will lead the independent review of its substantive Council-Controlled Organisations (CCOs). The independent panel will comprise Miriam Dean, Doug Martin and Leigh Auton. Miriam Dean has been appointed Panel Chair. The Council’s Governing Body made the panel appointments at its meeting on December 12, 2019. Mayor…

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Study to determine social media influence on your food choice

Study to determine social media influence on your food choice

Supplied Content Auckland, December 20, 2019   A University of Auckland researcher is investigating how social media influences the food choices of young adults year-round. From the artfully arranged dinner plate close-up to the mouth-watering Uber Eats post, food saturates social media. As the heaviest users of social media, young adults are exposed to an unknown volume of food-related posts…

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Three Uni students get Asia New Zealand Scholarships

Three Uni students get Asia New Zealand Scholarships

Supplied Content Auckland, December 20, 2019 Top Asian companies including a Thai space agency and Beca Indonesia are among the destinations for University of Auckland business interns this summer. Three University of Auckland students have received all-expenses Asia New Zealand Foundation Te Whītau Tūhono internships. They are Mikhael Sayat, an engineering and physics student heading to Geo-Informatics and Space Technology…

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Cannabis regulation should accompany proper infrastructure

Cannabis regulation should accompany proper infrastructure

Wellington, December 20, 2019 The new, just announced regulatory scheme for cannabis-based medicines is generally positive. But the government may be significantly underestimating the demand for licenses, raising the spectre of an underfunded industry regulator. Good Management Practice What is good about the new regime is the requirement that medicinal cannabis producers meet Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) quality thresholds. This…

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