Financial Markets Authority takes ANZ to court

‘False and misleading representation over credit card insurance charges’ Supplied Content Wellington, June 6, 2020 The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) has filed High Court proceedings against ANZ Bank New Zealand (ANZ), alleging that the Bank charged some customers for Credit Card Repayment Insurance (CCRI) policies that offered those customers no cover. Two causes of action The FMA proceedings have two…

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First Air India repatriation flight lands in Auckland

Air India Flight

Revised Schedule of five more flights to India announced Venkat Raman Auckland, June 5, 2020 It was an emotional moment for 233 people who arrived from India at the Auckland International Airport this morning, thanks to the efforts of the Indian and New Zealand governments and their respective diplomatic missions in New Delhi and Wellington. The special flight, operated by…

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Medtech Global sells Practice Management System to Australian firms

Venkat Raman Auckland, June 4, 2020 Medtech Global, a leading medical technology company of New Zealand, has sold its Practice Management System (PMS) to Australasian healthtech advisory and investment company Acclivis Group and Advent Partners, a private Australian investment fund. Financial details of the transaction have not been disclosed. Medtech Global will retain its advance Practice Management Software and state-of-the-art…

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NCEA students get additional credits for University Entrance

Staff Reporter Wellington, June 4, 2020 Students on the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NEA) Curriculum will be able to earn additional credit qualifying them to University Entrance (UE) requirement, Education Minister Chris Hipkins has announced. The move is to offset the disruption caused by Covid-19. He said that students will receive one Leaning Recognition Credit for every five credits…

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Online education reaches home screens in Fiji

But mVuli Project needs financial and material support Swami Tadananda Nadi, Fiji, June 4, 2020 The Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) has had a huge impact on the delivery of education worldwide. Most First World countries have used their online education platforms to continue to deliver education to students at home. It seems that online education will continue to play an important…

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Government intervention can save New Zealand’s dying media

Reckless expansion and foreign ownership have harmed the industry Auckland, June 3, 2020 How many media analysts predicted it? In 2018, Australia’s Nine Entertainment absorbed Fairfax Media and its New Zealand subsidiary Stuff. Just under two years later, Chief Executive Sinead Boucher bought Stuff from Nine Entertainment for $1. The bold move saved New Zealand’s largest newspaper publisher and online news site…

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