Decision on new public media company deferred

Decision on new public media company deferred

Supplied Content Wellington, February 7, 2020 The Minister of Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Kris Faafoi has announced that work will begin on a business case to assess the viability of forming a new public media entity. He issued the following Statement yesterday (Friday, February 7, 2020): The Government must ensure New Zealanders have a strong independent public media service…

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Fiji Mission commences e-passport technology

Fiji Mission commences e-passport technology

Supplied Content Wellington, February 8, 2020 The Fiji High Commission in Wellington has commenced processing of e-passports applications following the installation of the new e-passport enrolment kit. The new technology enables the Mission staff to record biometric data of Fijians who travelled from Christchurch, Auckland, Napier and Hastings since its installation. New Zealand is the second Fijian diplomatic mission to…

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Partnership with patience unlocks potential in India

Partnership with patience unlocks potential in India

Two corporate leaders share their experience on NZITA platform Venkat Raman Auckland, February 8, 2020 Patience and passion are two important attributes for success in doing business with India, two corporate leaders have said. Alan Pollard and Carmen Vicelich, Chief Executives of respectively NZ Apples and Pears Inc and Valocity Limited, said that while India offers immense commercial and industrial…

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Donna Grant sentenced to home detention

Donna Grant sentenced to home detention

Auckland, February 7, 2020 A prominent Māori Performing Arts educator has been sentenced to 12 months home detention for defrauding a tertiary education provider and a Crown agency of approximately $1.3 million. Donna Mariana Grant (61) was sentenced today in the Rotorua High Court on three charges of ‘Dishonestly using documents’ and a single charge of ‘Obtaining by deception’. The…

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Fiji Conference recommends better promotion of Hindi

Fiji Conference recommends better promotion of Hindi

Venkat Raman Auckland, February 7, 2020 An international conference held in Fiji last fortnight highlighted the need to promote Hindi at all levels of education and ways and means of sustaining its standards. Sunita Narayan, Coordinator of the Wellington based Hindi School, who has been advocating for acceptance of Hindi in the New Zealand Curriculum along with Satya Dutt, President…

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