Statute to punish abusive employers coming

Migrant workers and international students can expect their erring employers to come to grief if a Government-sponsored set of new rules and regulations becomes law. Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse introduced the Immigration Amendment Bill to Parliament on October 3, hoping to end ‘the era of abuse and exploitation of migrant workforce by some unscrupulous employers.’ He said that the new…

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New Chairman for Bank of India

One of the most well-known members of the legal profession and experienced corporate governors has been appointed to the post of Chairman of the Auckland based Bank of India New Zealand (BOINZ) Limited. Rabin Rabindran, a commercial barrister and international legal consultant associated with a number of national and global projects of prestige and significance will lead the Bank, which…

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Jackie Clarke for Awards Night

Popular entertainer, celebrity speaker and singer Jackie Clarke will be the Master of Ceremonies at the Indian Newslink Indian Business Awards (INLIBA) Presentation Ceremony, scheduled to be held on Monday, November 18, 2013 from 5 pm at Sky City Convention Centre in Auckland. TV Personality Described as ‘Entertainer Extraordinaire of Stage, Screen and Studio,’ Jackie is one of the most…

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Anxiety runs high as Awards Night gets closer

The Sixth Annual Indian Newslink Indian Business Awards Programme scheduled to be held on Monday, November 18, 2013 at Sky City Convention Centre has gained momentum, evincing the interest of the country’s wider business community. Prince of Arcot Nawab Mohammed Abdul Ali (from Chennai, India), Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce, Small Business Minister John Banks, Opposition Leader David Cunliffe, Auckland…

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Amendment Bill misses vital immigration points

The Immigration Amendment Bill introduced to Parliament on October 3, 2013, aims to ensure that our immigration system is robust with enhanced border security. A number of amendments also address exploitation of migrant workers. In doing so the bill provides for (1) Enhanced search powers for immigration officers, including the power to enter and search employers’ premises to search for…

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Viable Diplomacy makes Taiwan a global nation

President Ma Ying-jeau of the Republic of China (ROC) has been concerting efforts on fostering peace and stability through viable diplomacy. Working on the basis of mutual trust, his Government has implemented a raft of pragmatic cultural, economic and trade policies. The first step in this process began with improving cross-strait relations. Tensions between Taipei and Beijing have restricted Taiwan’s…

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Taiwanese mark Century plus two in Auckland

New Zealand should strive to strengthen its ties with the Republic of China (Taiwan), create a more congenial environment for two-way investment and promote better understanding between the two peoples. That was a statement that underpinned the reception hosted by Lincoln Ting, Director General of the Taipei Economic & Cultural Office ((TECO) to mark the 102nd Anniversary of his country…

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