New Categories offer wider opportunities for recognition

The Indian Business Awards for 2011 have been much anticipated by both the Indian Business community and New Zealand business watchers at large. Over the first three years of the Awards, the wider business community has gradually become aware of the quality and importance of Indian business activities in New Zealand. The finalists and category winners at the IBA Awards…

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Judging process assures independence, integrity

As the entries open for the Indian Newslink (INL) Indian Business Awards (IBA) 2011, I invite all eligible companies and individuals to consider participating in the annual Scheme choosing up to any of the three categories that suit them. There are two new exciting categories this year covering the Farming, New Zealand’s most important economic sector and Property, one of…

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Media report on teenage marriages irks lawmaker

National MP Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi has objected to an article that appeared in Sunday Star Times accusing Sikh and Muslim religious leaders of forcing teenage girls into marriage. He said that while forced marriages concerned all, singling out the Sikh and Muslim communities as perpetrators of the despicable practice was inappropriate. Mr Bakshi said Parliament’s Justice & Electoral Committee (of…

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Racism descends to the lowest form of Politics

British Prime Minister David Cameron is a recent convert to white extremism. Joining a fast growing flock that includes German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Nicholas Sarkozy and has beens Former Australian Prime Minister John Howard and Former Spanish Premier Jose Maria Anzar, they have declared with no ambiguity that multiculturalism has failed. Will this retrenchment to a pre-chicken tikka…

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Former ACC Manager admits to fraud charges

A Former Manager of the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) pleaded guilty to two charges under the Crimes Act and one charge under the Secret Commission Act at the Auckland District Court on February 14. Malcolm David Mason admitted corruptly receiving a payment of $160,000 from a property developer in return for using his position at the National Property Manager of…

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