Multiple applications frustrate efforts to fly stranded Indians home

Air India flight leaves Auckland on June 7, 2020 at 130 pm Venkat Raman Auckland, May 20, 2020 A large number of stranded Indian nationals appear to have registered multiple times on the Wellington based Indian High Commission website (https://www.hciwellington.gov.in/) for their return home, frustrating the efforts of the officials of the Mission. An Air India flight (AI 1307) is…

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Former Defence official admits $225,000 fraud

  Supplied Content Auckland, May 20, 2020 A former defence force employee has pleaded guilty to stealing non-public funds administered by the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) while she was employed by the organisation. Paniparewhakaro Elizabeth Rangiuia (60) embezzled approximately $225,000 over seven years from accounts-holding money raised by NZDF members for the health, wellbeing and retention of army personnel.…

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Botany MP advocates electoral reforms to ‘protect democracy’

Auckland, May 20, 2020 We are happy to announce the first policy on Democracy of the Advance NZ Party. The Party’s membership continues to grow. Our democracy is precious and must be protected for future generations. That is why Advance NZ’s Democracy Policy proposes implement significant electoral reforms to protect our democracy, reduce our foreign security risks, and provide greater…

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Bridges on the edge as National MPs challenge leadership

Wellington, May 20, 2020 There is no obvious frontrunner to replace Simon Bridges as National Party Leader but horrific polling and doubt about his ability to turn things around may lead some MPs to conclude any change is better than none, Throughout his stint atop the National Party, rumours of Simon Bridges’ demise have been greatly exaggerated  but it now…

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