Labour Party President resigns

Labour Party President resigns

Supplied Content Wellington, September 11, 2019 Labour Party Leader Jacinda Ardern has accepted the resignation of Party President Nigel Haworth. She issued the following Statement: In the last 48 hours, I have read incredibly distressing reports of an alleged sexual assault involving members of the Labour Party. Extremely serious allegations This morning I was provided some of the correspondence from…

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Two new appointments to FMA Board

Two new appointments to FMA Board

Supplied Content Wellington, September 7, 2019 Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi has announced appointment of Sue Chetwin and Michael Stiassny to the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) Board. “Sue’s considerable experience as a consumer advocate and journalist will bring a strong consumer perspective to the FMA, and one that is independent from industry. She is currently the Chief Executive…

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Sanskrit Scholar, Ordained Monk arrives in New Zealand

Sanskrit Scholar, Ordained Monk arrives in New Zealand

Public Reception to Bhadreshdas Swami at Mahatma Gandhi Centre on September 13 Ragavan Rengachariar Auckland, September 7, 2019 The Bhagavad Gita, Upanishads and Brahma Sutras are collectively known as ‘Prasthantrayi.’ These scriptures impart ‘Gnana’ or ‘eternal truth’ to the soul for practice in everyday life. The Brahma Sutras, in Sanskrit, systematise and summarise the philosophical and spiritual ideas in the…

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Bainimarama apologises to Pio Tikoduadua

Bainimarama apologises to Pio Tikoduadua

Supplied Content (Edited) Suva, Fiji, September 6, 2019 Fiji’s Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama has apologised to fellow Member of Parliament and Leader of National Federation Party (NFP) Pio Tikoduadua over an incident that occurred in the Parliament Complex on August 9, 2019. Mr Tikoduadua has lodged a complaint with the Police that Mr Bainimarama had threatened and assaulted him…

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Commerce Commission takes UDC Finance to Court

Commerce Commission takes UDC Finance to Court

Supplied Content Wellington, September 6, 2019 The Commerce Commission has filed High Court proceedings against UDC Finance Ltd, alleging that it charged unreasonable default fees. In the period covered by the proceedings, UDC offered consumer loans of $10,000 or more over terms of one to five years, typically secured against assets such as vehicles. Unreasonable fees The Commission alleges that…

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Experts urge support services for International students

‘Risk of suicide, mental health and other problems high’ RNZ, Wellington, September 6, 2019 Foreign students’ lives are at risk because of a lack of culturally-appropriate counselling and mental health support, according to health services. Staff from Auckland District Health Board and Asian Family Services told the ISANA International Education Association Conference in Wellington that they were seeing more international…

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Entrust customers to receive Dividends this month

Entrust customers to receive Dividends this month

More than 336,000 Auckland businesses would get $360+$15 Supplied Content Auckland, September 6, 2019 Entrust, a majority owner of Vector has announced that its annual Dividend will be $360, stemming from its shareholding in the listed energy company. This year, in addition to the $360 Entrust Dividend payment, a further payment of $15 from Vector, which is customers’ share of…

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