Business Council lauds Sir Anand

The Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award given by the Indian Government to Governor General Sir Anand Satyanand was an honour bestowed to New Zealand and all New Zealanders, a senior businessman said. India New Zealand Business Council (INZBC) Chair Wenceslaus Anthony said the Award meant recognition of the Indian Diaspora worldwide in general and New Zealand in particular. “Sir Anand joined…

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The trio from Auckland who made us proud

Community service is often considered a selfless endeavour, with just a few beneficiaries acknowledging those involved in an often thankless enterprise. However, it is heartening that the New Zealand Government recognises at least some of them through various citations and awards, the foremost of which is the Honours List announced in the name of Queen Elizabeth II on New Year’s…

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New Zealanders could opt for an Upper House

Politicians and students of international politics would be aware of a rare coincidence occurring this year in Indian and New Zealand polity. As New Zealanders vote in this year’s General Election, they would also participate in a referendum on the need to continue the Mixed Member Proportional (MMP) system of determining Members of Parliament. A somewhat similar debate has begun…

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Corruption becomes transparent in Botany

If this National/ACT Government thought that the departure of (Ethnic Affairs Minister and National MP) Pansy Wong would switch the light off the corruption issue, they could not have been more mistaken. I will be standing as an independent candidate in the Botany by-election on an Anti-Corruption and Pro-Genuine Transparency platform, in order to focus as big a public spotlight…

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A safe seat for National in Botany

National Party will undoubtedly retain the Botany electorate in the by-election on March 5, 2011. Botany was created after the 2006 Census due to high population growth in and around Auckland. This newest electorate comprises parts of Flat Bush, East Tamaki, Dannemora and Botany Downs, combined with fragments of the Clevedon and Pakuranga electorates. Demographically, Botany is older than the…

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