Nonagenarian commences landmark celebrations

One of the oldest and most respected companies in the refrigeration and related industries is marking the completion of its 90 years of establishment and operations throughout New Zealand. Patton Limited is commencing today (July 1) its 90th anniversary celebrations with a series of meetings, gatherings and other events scheduled to be held throughout the country over the next four…

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New body to voice Asian Chief Executives

A new organisation to provide a common platform for Chief Executives of Asian origin is being established in Auckland, with plans to open a chapter in Wellington next year. An initiative of Mai Chen, Managing Partner, Chen Palmer Public & Employment Law Specialists and Adjunct Professor of the University of Auckland Business School, the new Organisation, called, ‘AsiaNZ CEO’ will…

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External corruption puts New Zealand at risk

While New Zealand continues to enjoy the status of being ‘the least corrupt country in the world,’ it is increasingly being exposed to a number of risks, which must be properly addressed, according to the Wellington based New Zealand Chapter of Transparency International (TI-NZ). Transparency International (TI), the global body, which has its Secretariat in Berlin (Germany) had, in its…

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Government may deport dishonest employers

The Government may deport employers who exploit migrant workers and international students, cheating them of their minimum wages and forcing them to work under inhuman conditions, Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse said. “The Government is concerned about the exploitation of migrant labour, and discussing with the Justice Ministry, Labour Department and Immigration New Zealand (INZ) on the most effective way of…

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Former nationals must surrender Indian passports

Indian nationals obtaining New Zealand citizenship must surrender their passports to the Indian High Commission, failing which they would be liable for penalties, High Commissioner Avanindra Kumar Pandey said. Quoting the provisions of the Indian Passport Act (1967), he said that the rule applies to all Indian nationals obtaining citizenship of any country and that they must not use their…

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