Professional view sought on Insolvency Bill

The New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants (NZICA) and INSOL New Zealand (INSOL) have appealed to their respective members to respond to their joint proposal to improve the regulatory regime related to insolvency specialists. The two organisations consider that the Government’s ‘Insolvency Practitioners Bill’ as drafted will not go far enough to ensure that insolvency practitioners have the necessary experience,…

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Another four years as Chief for Dr Ede

Unitec, the largest Institute of Technology in the country has reappointed Dr Rick Ede as Chief Executive for another four years. Since his appointment five years ago, he has helped refocus Unitec towards being an institution that delivers world-class vocational and applied professional education and training built on a foundation of work-integrated learning. In addition, Unitec’s ability to reinvest in…

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Anglo-Indians come under research focus

The history, evolution, lifestyle and experiences of the Anglo-Indian community in India will come under focus as a Massey University researcher takes up the study. Dr Robyn Andrews, based at the Palmerston North Campus of the University, has received $30,000 from the New Zealand India Research Institute and Education New Zealand for her research. It is understood that researchers from…

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New Formula adds value to Child Support Scheme

Major changes are being made to the Current Child Support Scheme, effective April 1, 2014, with a new formula for calculating child support payments. ‘New Zealand Child Support’ is a scheme designed to ensure that our children are financially provided for when their parents live apart. Parents living separately can choose to make a private arrangement. Please ask us to…

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Accounting body offers value-added programmes

Representing more than 144,000 finance, accounting and business professionals in 127 countries, CPA Australia is one of the world’s largest accounting bodies. In 2009, CPA Australia established a reciprocal agreement with the Indian Institute of Chartered Accountants and the relationship between the two like-minded organisations continues to flourish. CPAs are recognised as strategic business leaders and its fast-growing New Zealand…

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Smart application hails speedy taxi service

A Herald Island (suburb of North Shore) based company has launched a new computerised application enabling people to call for taxis with ease, simplicity and speed. ‘Youchoose IT Limited,’ a fully owned New Zealand Company (by Bhopinder Sharma, his wife Payal and their son Arjun) has created a platform for its beta version of ‘Cabchooze’ smartphone application, which is free…

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