Bank of India appoints two new Directors

A prominent lawyer known for his governance roles in major undertakings and a top executive with a reputation for high performance have joined the Board of Bank of India (NZ) Limited as Directors. Rabin Rabindran, a strategic planner with involvement in infrastructure development projects in more than 25 countries, and Sameer Handa, Global Chief Executive of Patton Limited, which has…

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Fiji opens doors to the rest of the world

New Zealand and Australia stand at the risk of being side-lined as the Republic of Fiji opens its doors for wider bilateral relations with the rest of the world, notably the emerging economies of Asia and the Middle East. The Government in Suva is clearly upbeat about the prospects of increasing cooperation, aid and most importantly, ‘political understanding,’ with China,…

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Awards entries close on August 31

Entries to the Indian Newslink Indian Business Awards 2013 (INLIBA) close at 6 pm on August 31, 2013. There is no entry fee. Please visit our Awards Website (www.inliba.com), download the entry form, rules and regulations, choose up to three categories, complete the entry requirements on your computer, save a copy, and email your entries to IBA2013@ignitionpartner.com on or before…

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Aucklanders have a chance to steer their destiny

Auckland’s Asian communities deserve pragmatic and prudent financial management in their City Council. When they vote in the upcoming mayoral elections, they must have the issue of rates in mind because rates affect everyone. We pay into the Council’s revenue stream, either directly through rates on property we own or indirectly through rents that our landlords charge. Rates burden your…

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Philippines settles boat row with Taiwan

The Philippines Government released its report on August 9 relating to the investigation of Taiwan’s (Republic of China) fishing boat Guang Da Xing No 28 shooting incident. The investigation was completed through the Taiwan-Philippines mutual judicial assistance mechanism. It suggested that the assault by a Philippines Government vessel caused the death of the ROC fisherman Hong Shi-cheng and recommended eight…

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Diversity marks CR candidates in Puketapapa

Cultural plurality and ethnic diversity are the hallmarks of the Communities and Residents (C&R) Group candidates for Puketapapa at the forthcoming Local Body election due to be held on October 12, 2013. C&R Ward Leader and Councillor Christine Fletcher said, “These talented and community-minded candidates will represent our local issues in a manner that respects the diversity and challenges the…

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Cantabrian takes a healthy stand

Dr George Abraham who is contesting in the forthcoming local election as a Member of the Christchurch District Health Board (CDHB) describes himself as “A fully integrated, involved and contributing Cantabrian.’ Christchurch has been his home since 1996 and Dr Abraham takes pride in being an ‘Indian Kiwi,’ and father of three teenage children, including daughters Sneha and Sweta and…

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