Telanganites celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi with piety

Telanganites celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi with piety

Auckland, September 20, 2018 Hindus traditionally worship Lord Ganesha or Lord Vinayaka before commencing any event (including weddings, engagement ceremonies and religious programmes) as He is considered as the ‘Remover of All Obstacles,’ ensuring success of the venture. The Birthday of Lord Ganesha, known as ‘Ganesha Chaturthi’ is marked by Hindus all over the world, usually in September. New Zealand…

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Politically motivated surveys betray Business Confidence

Politically motivated surveys betray Business Confidence

Thakur Ranjit Singh We have seen some famous scandals, red-herrings and gossips during our lifetime. I will enumerate three such here. Thakur Ranjit Singh is a media commentator and runs his blog, Fiji Pundit The Millennium Bug The first and perhaps the most notorious scandal and scare the world has seen was the ‘Y2K Bug’ or ‘Millennium Bug.’ We were…

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IRD affirms close watch over property investors

IRD affirms close watch over property investors

Richard Owen Wellington, September 20, 2018 Any suggestion that the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) has taken its eye off the ball when it comes to property investors is thoroughly misleading. Just under 100 Inland Revenue compliance specialists are focused on making sure property investors are aware of their tax obligations – including the bright-line test. The Property Compliance Programme was…

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Construction company owes ‘much more than’ claims, says liquidator

Construction company owes ‘much more than’ claims, says liquidator

RNZ, Auckland, September 20, 2018 RNZ published Photo 123rf When Mainzeal collapsed, it owed creditors millions more than has been claimed, the liquidator for failed construction firm has said. The former construction giant went into liquidation in 2013 amid claims of governance failures and reckless trading. Larger than declared About $117 million in claims were filed against Mainzeal following its…

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Ardern to pursue women’s rights, multiculturalism with world leaders

Ardern to pursue women’s rights, multiculturalism with world leaders

Prime Minister to promote global cooperation at UN Leaders’ Week Supplied Content Wellington, September 20, 2018 Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will make the case for global cooperation on combating climate change and inequality, supporting the rights of women and children and promoting fair global trading rules when she joins leaders from around the world at the United National General Assembly…

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Balance of Payments stronger on the quarter, weaker on the year

Balance of Payments stronger on the quarter, weaker on the year

Supplied Content Auckland, September 19, 2018 The seasonally adjusted current account narrowed in Q2, courtesy of a narrowing goods deficit and widening services surplus. However, the annual deficit widened 0.3% points to 3.3% of GDP on base effects. Revisions widened the deficit by 0.1-0.2% points of GDP in the previous two quarters. New Zealand’s net international liability position widened $1.6…

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Despite being a pioneer, New Zealand falls short on women’s rights

Despite being a pioneer, New Zealand falls short on women’s rights

Watch the Video commemorating 125 years of Suffrage Wellington, September 19, 2018 The Human Rights Commission in New Zealand has premiered its Suffrage 125 Video titled, ‘Still Striving for Equality,’ featuring a former Prime Minister, a former Governor General, and a Supreme Court Judge. ‘Still Striving for Equality’ reflects on the gains that women have made in New Zealand since…

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