Immigration eases visa for priests

Community organisations and religious entities employing priests to provide specialised services can heave a sigh of relief with Immigration New Zealand taking a more sympathetic view of their needs. A new regime governing religious workers will come into force on November 1, following which, those eligible can apply for a residence visa. Gurdwaras, Temples, Churches and Mosques serving respectively the…

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Hillary concludes strategic visit to India

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton re-affirmed her country’s commitment in eliminating terrorism while pushing forward Indo-US relations during her just concluded visit to India. The visit, which came as a part of Round 2 of the India-US Strategic Partnership Dialogue, was a high profile affair, with her 25-member delegation accounting for top officials in the US administration. Her visit…

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SFO mounts charges on Canterbury firm

Two directors of the failed Lane Walker Rudkin Industries (LWR) based in Canterbury are facing a total of 90 charges between them, relating to allegations of fraud brought by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO). Company Director Kenneth James Anderson (64) faces 82 criminal charges including fabrication of financial documents to obtain and retain borrowing facilities from Westpac Bank, totalling about…

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