Model of the Fortnight – Achievement is for those who try

Dreams bring excitement and motivate people to try and succeed, according to Nikisha Kansara, our Model of the Fortnight. A Wellingtonian all her life, Nikisha is an active participant in the activities of the community, which is ‘positive and caring.’ This youngster could be a breath of fresh air to people who stop pursuing their objectives when faced with despair…

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INZ rejects residency applications in India

The New Delhi branch of Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has turned down 54 residency applications filed by an unlicensed agent operating in India. INZ General Manager (Visa Services) Nicola Hogg said that the applications for Permanent Residence in New Zealand were filed by people living in the Chennai (Tamil Nadu) and Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh) regions through ‘Opulentus Overseas Careers’ and…

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Dr Parmjeet Parmar appointed Families Commissioner

The Government has appointed popular Radio Tarana presenter Dr Parmjeet Parmar to the Board of the Families Commission on May 14, 2013.. She will perform the role of a Families Commissioner, participating in the policy-making process of the Organisation based in Wellington. The Government also appointed Sir Wira Gardiner, Founding Director of the Waitangi Tribunal and Chief Executive of Te…

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Fisherman’s death sparks Taiwan-Philippines row

Graining world recognition as an independent and sovereign nation, settling territorial disputes with Japan and Mainland China and coping with the economic and social challenges posed by Mainland China are among foremost issues on the agenda of the Republic of China (ROC Taiwan), but a row with the Philippines has been occupying the attention of the country’s leaders in recent…

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Taiwan hopeful of closer ties with us

The Republic of China (Taiwan) is keen to foster commercial ties with New Zealand and is hopeful of completing negotiations for an Economic Cooperation Agreement (ECA) or Free Trade Agreement (FTA) by the end of this year, according to high-level officials in Taipei. Addressing a delegation of international journalists visiting the country, Cynthia Kiang, Deputy Director General of the Bureau…

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