PM apologises Grace Millane family

RNZ Wellington, December 11, 2018 Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has made an emotional apology to the family of the 22-year-old British backpacker Grace Millane. A 26-year-old man charged with her murder appeared in the Auckland District Court on Monday, December 10, 2018. Ms Ardern said she could not imagine the grief that her family would be going through. Overwhelming shame…

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Student entrepreneurial Programme marks 15 years

Supplied Content Auckland, December 11, 2018 Velocity – the University’s student-led entrepreneurial development programme – is celebrating its 15th birthday and the successes it seeded. Velocity (formerly Spark) was bornof a big idea: to transform New Zealand into a growing and prosperous nation byreshaping its economy. Impressive results ‘Godfather of Velocity,’ Geoff Whitcher, helped drive its creation. “Velocity was a…

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Lower ACC levy will save $100 million for businesses

Iain Lees-Galloway Thomas Coughlan, Wellington, December 11, 2018 The Government has announced a reduction to ACC’s work levy, saying it will hold all other ACC levies at their current rate. The move will save businesses $100 million over the next two years, the Government said. The average work levy paid by employers and self-employed people will decrease from 72 cents…

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Red Chilli Restaurant owner jailed for tax evasion

Sourced Content Wellington, December 10, 2018 A Hastings couple, who operated dairies, restaurants and other businesses, have been sentenced to prison and home detention on tax evasion charges totalling nearly $ 1 million. Rakesh and Nalini Kumar operated Red Chilli Restaurants and Take Away in Taradale and Indian Palace Restaurant in Napier together with dairies in Hastings and Mount Maunganui…

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Restauranteurs pay the price for law breach

Supplied Content Wellington, December 9, 2018 Two Dunedin restaurant employers have been ordered to pay $11,500 by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA). Following a Labour Inspectorate investigation, Hai Ung and Vuochhuor Ung, who operate the ‘South Dunedin Curry House,’ were penalised for failing to keep accurate wage, time and leave records. Prior offence cited Labour Inspectorate Regional Manager Jeanie Borsboom…

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