Smile, you are on candid camera!

Surveillance cameras, hidden and visible, have become a norm in today’s society. You can expect to find them near ATM machines, service stations and many other retail outlets throughout New Zealand. Auckland’s Central Business District has scores of hidden cameras, which capture every movement round-the-clock. No one really bothers about them. But with the new ‘Search & Surveillance Act’ that…

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Happy New Year!

As we head towards the festive season, we extend our warmest greetings for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all its readers, contributors, advertisers and well-wishers for their guidance and support, making 2012 eventful. We look forward to your continued patronage in the ensuing year as well. Enjoy your holiday and wherever you go and whatever you…

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Media bias helps ruling party

The mainstream media showed bias in reporting issues relating to the General Election held on November 26, 2011, says an academic. Massey University Associate Professor Claire Robison accused the New Zealand Herald, Herald on Sunday, the Dominion Post and the Sunday Star-Times of having ‘exhibited substantial bias’ in their selection and use of images during the election campaign. “Most of…

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Unlicensed immigration adviser punished

An unlicensed immigration adviser has been ordered to provide refunds after collecting more than $5000 from running an unlawful immigration business. Kauapi Lutelu, also known as ‘Prince Pastor Kauapi Lutelu Salanoa’ of Mangere, pleaded guilty to six charges at Auckland District Court on September 27, 2012. The Charges These included two charges of providing immigration advice without a licence, two…

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