Kiwis make it easy for thieves to steal jewellery

Kiwis make it easy for thieves to steal jewellery

Supplied Content Auckland August 21, 2018 Poor security is a worrying trend among customers with high-value jewellery, says AA Insurance. A recent review of jewellery claims data from November 2015 to January 2018 showed that customers have limited and often non-existent security in place to protect expensive jewellery when they were not worn, AA Insurance Customer Relations Manager Amelia Macandrew…

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Independence Day Dinner highlights India’s growing potential

Independence Day Dinner highlights India’s growing potential

Michael Henstock Auckland, August 21, 2018 New Zealand Indian businesses celebrated Indian Independence Day by hosting a gala dinner at Naumi Hotel in Auckland on August 15, 2018. ‘India@72,’ organised by the New Zealand India Trade Alliance (NZITA), was attended by Diplomats, Ministers, Members of Parliament, top business associations and leaders of various Indian groups. NZITA Secretary General Sunil Kaushal…

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Migrant workers to protest over deported students

Migrant workers to protest over deported students

Staff Reporter Auckland, August 21, 2018 The Migrant Workers Association of New Zealand has called for a protest meeting to ‘send a message to the Labour Government to fulfil its promise of bringing back international students deported to India by the previous government.’ Anu Kaloti and Sunny Sehgal of the Migrant Workers Association and Joe Carolan of Unions Auckland have…

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Indian Association seeks funds for Kerala Disaster Relief

Indian Association seeks funds for Kerala Disaster Relief

Donate through ‘Give a Little Page’ Bhikhu Bhana, Auckland, August 21, 2018 The South Indian State of Kerala has been battling torrential rains since August 8, 2018, causing massive flooding. To date, 350 lives have been lost and 800,000 people have been displaced from their homes, packed into relief camps. Kerala, known for its tourist beaches and hill resorts is…

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No increase in MPs salaries and allowances, new formula coming

No increase in MPs salaries and allowances, new formula coming

Supplied Content Wellington, August 20, 2018 The Government is freezing MP salaries and allowances for a year while developing a fairer formula for future pay increases. The Remuneration Authority is due to make a decision on MP pay shortly. Cabinet approves move Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said that the Cabinet agreed today to freeze the salary and allowances of MPs…

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Trade Training Programmes move to higher level

Trade Training Programmes move to higher level

Supplied Content Wellington, August 20, 2018 The Government is expanding the number of Trades Academy places to help more senior secondary school students into employment, and simplifying the way Māori and Pasifika Trades Training students access the resources they need, Education Minister Chris Hipkins has said. Speaking at the ‘Got a Trade? Got it Made!’ Awards Ceremony held in Parliament…

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Walk the Fan Trail to Eden Park double-header

Walk the Fan Trail to Eden Park double-header

Supplied Content Auckland, August 20, 2018 Auckland’s renowned Fan Trail will be operating from Ponsonby for the massive Black Ferns and All Blacks double-header at Eden Park on Saturday, August 25, 2018. Join thousands of fellow fans on a fun-filled 2.3 km walking route packed with free, live entertainment and lots of activities, like street theatre, face-painting, roaming street performers,…

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ASB Bank says Kiwi investor confidence dips

ASB Bank says Kiwi investor confidence dips

Supplied Content Auckland, August 20, 2018 Investor confidence has dipped from nett +21% to +16%, the lowest since the third quarter of 2016. The decline affected every region except Canterbury, where confidence was steady at +19%. Low interest rates explain the fall in confidence in the returns from term deposits Confidence in the return on investment from property remains strong…

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Human Rights Report raises serious issues on elderly care

Human Rights Report raises serious issues on elderly care

Supplied Content Wellington, August 20, 2018 A new Report published by the Human Rights Commission raises concerns about the legal and human rights safeguards for an estimated 5000 elderly New Zealanders in secure dementia units and psychogeriatric facilities. The publication, ‘This Is Not My Home,’ considers the legal and ethical issues around residential care for older people when the care…

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