Sponsors get together to promote Awards

“We believe that the Indian business community is one of the most significant partners in New Zealand’s progress and development. It is gratifying that over the years, the Indian Newslink Indian Business Awards (IBA) have become the single most significant avenue to recognise and reward their success.” That was the general view expressed by officials representing the Sponsors of the…

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Emerging professionals seek leadership

A new organisation of emerging entrepreneurs and professionals aims to foster qualities of leadership and responsibility among the younger members of the business community in Auckland. It has the potential to grow as a national organisation engaging young entrepreneurs of all ethnic groups. Called, the ‘Young Professionals Group’ (YPG), the organisation, with members aged between 21 and 45 years, held…

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Indo-Kiwi bilateral ties tighten

India and New Zealand held foreign office consultations in Wellington on September 24 on their bilateral ties and exchanged views on global and regional issues. The Indian delegation was led by Sanjay Singh, Secretary (East) at the External Affairs Ministry, while the New Zealand delegation was led by John Allen, Chief Executive and Secretary, Foreign Affairs and Trade Ministry. The…

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Dawn of new era in public transport

Auckland’s train stations are starting to sport new ticket and top-up machines as we enter a new era for the city’s public transport. From October 28, rail passengers will start using the prepay, re-useable Auckland Transport HOP card, which will soon work across all our public transport, including trains, ferries and buses. An integrated ticketing system is another step on…

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Burglar offers ‘consultancy services’

Generally, the term “consultancy fees” prompts us to think of trained and qualified professionals who charge companies, organisations or individuals for advice on, or management of, specific projects or tasks. It may surprise some that there also exist consultants and fee-paying customers in the ‘business’ of burglary. Take the case of “Murray” (name changed), a teenager who compiles portfolios for…

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Graduate makes a start with marketing services

A young entrepreneur, just out of the university, has already established a booming business in the advertising and marketing industry, selling his services in the digital industry, with visions of reaching greater heights in his career through worldwide operations. Pravin Daryani set up ‘ApeForest,’ a marketing agency that works with companies involved in developing digital products including software, mobile applications,…

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Students ‘live below the line’ to raise money

A number of young students are participating in a project that makes them understand the significance of hunger, frugality in diet and most important of all, raise money for charity. They accepted the ‘Live Below the Line (LBL) Challenge organised by ‘P3 Foundation,’ a Youth Charity organisation from September 24 to 28, 2012. But this is a continuous project that…

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