Administrative cleanliness promotes public good

There are many words in common usage in today’s world, which were not thought of, or used 20 years ago. They include words like microwave, cell phone, internet, remote control and Wi-Fi. Another is the word ‘Governance,’ which is now encountered frequently in relation to the affairs of government or business. ‘Governance’ is something different from ‘Government’ and seems to…

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Drink if you must but safety comes first

Auckland Central City remains a relatively safe place to visit as per international standards, notwithstanding which, visitors can take a number of precautions to minimise the likelihood of becoming involved in any difficulty, particularly during the peak entertainment hours of Wednesday through Saturday nights. Auckland City Central has a very active nightlife, resulting from the 24/7 liquor licensing regime. Particularly…

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Dishonest immigration adviser struck off the list

A Tongan immigration adviser has been struck off the list for ‘serious dishonesty,’ after a tribunal found that she had pocketed clients’ funds without lodging their visa applications. Alungamonu (Laki) Tangilanu (Monu) told a client that her secretary had stolen his money and lied to another about submitting her visa application. In the first case, a Tongan man urgently needed…

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