Pakistan’s efforts to combat terrorism praised

Governor General Lt Gen Sir Jerry Mateparae has praised the Islamic Republic of Pakistan for its role in fighting terrorism. Accepting the credentials of Zehra Akbari, who has recently been appointed as the High Commissioner based in the Capital, he said, “New Zealand acknowledges the important role being played by Pakistan in international efforts to combat terrorism. We wholeheartedly support…

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Chief Executives Forum to discuss Governance issues

The importance of Good Governance, accompanied by accountability, integrity and transparency, boardroom behaviour and staff, company and resource management are among the issues that would come into focus under a new initiative due to be launched in Auckland next month. As mentioned in our July 1, 2013 edition, Chen Palmer Public & Employment Law Specialists Managing Partner Chen Palmer is…

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Flash floods wreak havoc in Uttarakhand

Almost a month has passed since the major cloudbursts devastated different parts of Uttarakhand, including Kedarnath, Badrinth, Gangotri Yamunotri, Uttarkashi, Joshimath, Govindghat and Narainbagad. The heart-rending stories from Ground Zero look distraught, leaving behind agitated and panic-stricken victims struggling even today. Most of those stranded are pilgrims from different parts of the country, who had undertaken their Himalayan journey to…

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Public engagement breeds ideas for future Auckland

Auckland was amalgamated to provide integrated future planning and allow the City to speak with one voice; and that is exactly what is happening. Auckland has spoken loud and clear on the need to solve its transport challenges and it appears the Government is listening. I welcome the Government’s announcement to co-fund our major transport priorities in the Auckland Plan…

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