Conscience vote challenges human integrity

The challenge to the representative role of Chinese, Korean, and Indian Members of Parliament (the only ethnic groups represented in the current parliament) was brought into sharp focus in two conscience votes cast last fortnight. One vote related to the Marriage Amendment Bill and the other related to the Alcohol Reform Bill. The Marriage Amendment Bill makes it possible for…

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E-centre to help entrepreneurial aspirants

New entrepreneurs and those keen on improving their productivity and profitability would be pleased to know of a well-tested and proven programme available at the E-Centre of the Massey University campus in Auckland. The Albany based business innovation centre has introduced three different versions of its ‘E-Centre Sprint Market Validation Programme’ to make entrepreneurship more accessible, especially for new entrants…

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Controversy brews in Shirdi Saibaba Sansthan

Indian Newslink has always supported the Auckland based Shirdi Saibaba Sansthan Inc as one of the finest organisations involved in commendable charitable projects. Over the years, we have worked, and continue to work closely with its officials, devotees and members in promoting its varied activities, and more recently its ambitious $3 million Temple Project. More than two years ago, the…

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Racism upsets the social applecart

Migrants in New Zealand contribute more than $8 billion through income tax, GST and excise duty, making a valuable contribution to the economy. Reports of exploitation and abuse of immigrant workers by some employers are very disappointing and not acceptable. New Zealand must cultivate diversity. We must realise the potential of our ethnic communities and it is critical to improving…

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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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Three veterans retire from Police Force

September 28, 2012 may pass as an unremarkable date to many, but for Inspectors Mark Hall, Derek Davison and Superintendent Brett England, it would be a remarkable day, at the end of which, the three officers, with 129 years of collective institutional knowledge and experience, would retire from Auckland Police. Inspector Hall and Superintendent England have each clocked up 42…

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