Move on Race Relations Commissioner discriminatory

The Government’s intention to change the independence and the post of Race Relations Commissioner is both short sighted and unnecessary. The Human Rights Amendment Bill 2011 proposes to eliminate the title to the generic name of Human Rights Commissioner and subject it to delegation by the Chief Human Rights Commissioner. The position of Race Relations Commissioner (previously Race Relations Conciliator)…

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Federation discounts media report

The Wellington based New Zealand Federation of Multicultural Councils (NZFMC) has reacted strongly to a Sunday Star Times report saying that it was not interested in ‘entrenching constitutional provisions for ethnic communities in New Zealand.’ The Federation however would fight for the removal of discrimination against any of the more than 100 ethnic groups it represents. The Sunday Star Times…

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Global support behind Dotcom arrest

New Zealand Police officials said that the recent arrest of Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom ((Born Kim Schmitz) in Auckland was the result of a high-profile operation involving several months of planning. Kim Dotcom and three others were arrested in January as a part of a global operation led by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) targeting alleged large-scale criminal copyright…

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SFO investigates gold trader

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) confirmed on February 15 that it had commenced a formal investigation into gold and precious metal trading company, Grace Holdings NZ Ltd, trading as bullion.buyer.co.nz Chief executive Adam Feeley said the media reports of investors’ concerns about their investments had resulted in numerous other persons coming forward to contact the SFO. “Since then, we have…

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Indian varsities eye our tertiary education

A number of Indian universities are keen to examine the efficacies of the New Zealand tertiary education system and study the possibilities of adopting them to their own institutions. Vice-Chancellors of five prominent Indian universities, representing a total of one million students, were in New Zealand last month to establish what they called, ‘Contacts at Vice-Chancellors level,’ exchange information and…

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