Timely professional advise protects home buyers

Jonno Ingerson, QV.co.nz Research Director said “the relatively strong increase in nationwide values can be attributed primarily to an increase in the main centres, particularly Auckland and Christchurch. ”First home buyers are also active, spurred by low mortgage interest rates. This is starting to encourage property investors and small developers back into the market, although investors are now careful to…

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Discrimination continues to afflict minorities

Ethnic minority groups in New Zealand continue to suffer inequality in a number of areas including employment, despite the intervention of successive governments, government agencies and community organisations, says the latest Human Rights Commission Report. The 109-page Report, titled, ‘A Fair Go for all in Aotearoa?’ released on August 17, formed the subject of a debate at the Annual Diversity…

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Gopalkrishna Gandhi for Awards Ceremony

We are happy to announce that Gopalkrishna Gandhi, former Governor of the Indian State of West Bengal and the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi and Chakravarthy Rajagopalachari (the first and the last Governor-General of independent India) will be present at the Indian Newslink Indian Business Awards (IBA) Ceremony this year. He will be among the other Guests of Honour including the…

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New Zealand Mint Limited, Our Sponsor

We are also happy to announce that New Zealand Mint Limited is the Sponsor of the Business Excellence in Restaurant Trade Category of our Business Awards. An expert in gold and silver bullion, commemorative coins and jewellery, the company’s bullion service provides a high end and secure service for investors globally to buy and sell internationally tradable physical bullion products,…

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Pakistanis rejoice on their Freedom Day

The Pakistani community in Wellington and Auckland celebrated Pakistan Independence Day on Auckland 14, 2012. Hoisting the flag of his country at the High Commission premises in Khandallah, Wellington, Pakistan High Commissioner Syed Ibne Abbas outlined the achievements of his country and the measures taken by the Pakistan Government to forge unity, strengthen democratic institutions and ameliorate the lives of…

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Global body aids poor children in Fiji

A group of community leaders, professionals and philanthropists recently returned from Fiji, after distributing almost $121,000 as scholarship money to more than 2300 poor students. This was the tenth year in succession that the ‘International Congress of Fiji Inc (ICFI)’, earlier known as the ‘International Congress of Fiji Indians’ mobilised financial resources for a worthy cause. So far, the organisation…

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Journo’s comments rile Indian community

The comments made by popular journalist and media specialist Thakur Ranjit Singh have attracted widespread criticism from a large number of people from the extended Indian community in New Zealand and abroad. His original comments on Facebook were condemned as ‘outrageous, unwarranted and vicious’ by Members of Parliament and others (three of which appear separately in this section), while many…

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