“Let us remember them with gratitude and work for peace”

Ardern pays tributes to heroes of World War I Jacinda Ardern Wellington, November 11, 2018 Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern (Picture Supplied) Today, the Carillon and Wellington’s ‘roaring chorus’ has recaptured the wave of spontaneous jubilation and hope which swept New Zealand when news of the Armistice broke. As the Stratford Evening Post reported on November 13, 1918, “The ringing of…

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Join us to applaud our Indian business community

It is time to raise a toast at the Eleventh Annual Indian Newslink Indian Business Awards Venkat Raman Auckland, November 9, 2018 The Annual Indian Newslink Indian Business Awards, scheduled to be held on Monday, November 26, 2018 at SkyCity Convention Centre in Auckland City is an occasion to recognise and reward successful businesses owned, operated, franchised and managed by…

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Inter-agency ‘dialogue’ on harder China line

Sam Sachdeva, November 9, 2018 Photo for Newsroom by Lynn Grieveson Defence Force chief Kevin Short has offered some insight into the Government’s harder line on China, confirming a ‘dialogue’ took place about the strength of statements in a new defence policy document. National claims the comments, along with a lack of movement on a free trade upgrade, show uncertainty…

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Whitecliffe College gets new Chief Executive

Supplied Content Auckland, November 9, 2018 Darryn Melrose has been appointed Chief Executive of Whitecliffe College, a privately-owned art and design institution based in Auckland. Darryn Melrose (Picture Supplied) He previously had a similar role at the Media Design School. Mr Melrose will take up his new assignment in January 2019, succeeding Michele Whitecliffe, who stepped down as President after…

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HRC welcomes judgment on Taylor case

Janet Anderson-Bidois Wellington, November 9, 2018 The Human Rights Commission has welcomed Supreme Court’s Judgment in the landmark case of the Attorney-General v Taylor. The Supreme Court’s Judgment strengthens New Zealand’s constitutional protection of human rights. It is not just about the right of prisoners to vote in general elections. Underscoring Bill of Rights It is a case that underscores…

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UAE grants US$ 5 million for three new schools in Fiji

Supplied Content Suva, Fiji, November 9, 2018 The strengthened bilateral ties between Fiji and United Arab Emirates has led to the assistance of US$ 5 million which will see the construction of three schools in Navua, Sigatoka and Lautoka. A Cooperation Agreement was signed yesterday (November 8, 2018) at the Ministry of Economy Headquarters to formalise the partnership between the…

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Chorus speaks out on migrant exploitation

Teuila Fuatai Wellington, November 6, 2018 Identification of widespread employment breaches among some Chorus subcontractors has prompted the telecommunications infrastructure company to investigate its own systems. In an interview with Newsroom, Chorus Executive Ian Bonnar talked through some of the issues. Ian Bonnar (Picture Supplied to Newsroom) Complicated exercise Rolling out ultra-fast broadband in New Zealand has been complicated. The…

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