Top institutions ink $3 million scholarship deal

Three top educational institutional institutions ranked among the best in the world have joined the Melbourne University to motivate bright graduates to pursue their doctorate courses. The ‘Melbourne-India Postgraduate Programme’ will commence in January 2014 and offer 16 PhD scholarships and associated support valued at A$ 3 million over three years to deserving students. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Karagpur,…

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Easy tax guide for Small and Medium businesses

Inland Revenue Department (IRD) has launched its Compliance Focus as we continue to make it easier for businesses to do business with us. After considering the value and usability of an annual one-size-fits-all document, we altered our approach this year, and will now be publishing separate customer-tailored products that provide more in-depth information to specific taxpayer groups. This year we…

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Couples in Partnership

Survival in a hugely crowded restaurant market poses a serious challenge but those with steadfast ideals and uncompromising stand on quality can expect to remain strong assuring daily food on their family table. New Zealanders are increasingly becoming discerning diners with proclivities towards Indian cuisine, which in turn strengthens the resolve of those to offer only the best. JP Singh,…

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Report raps Government on immigration points

3The Government is falling short of implementing policies relating to immigration, settlement and support and has in fact missed the opportunity of being more effective and achieving good governance through better coordination. That was the view of Controller & Auditor General Lyn Provost, whose report on ‘Immigration New Zealand: Supporting New Migrants to Settle and Work,’ released on November 18,…

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New info portal on New Zealand coming

New Zealanders could have the benefit of easy and comprehensive access of information relating to the Central and local Governments, contact details of ministers and officials, latest news and postings as an Indian website promoter extends his services to this country. Ameya Sathaye, owner and Chief Executive of the Delhi based Sarkaritel.com was in New Zealand recently as a guest…

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Cloud computing clears data management risks

The 1970s are regarded as a turning point in modern science and technology with a number of innovations that have changed our lives. Among them are micro-processor, desktop computer with floppy disks, Liquid Crystal Display (LCD), the word-processor, Post-It notes, video-tapes, tape recorders and video games. Ethernet (LAN) that is still in use, ink-jet, laser printers and cell-phones (initially very…

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Accountants welcome Government move

The Government’s decision to introduce a law change allowing members of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants (NZICA) to become members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia (ICAA) has received a warm welcome by accountants in this country. The move will eventually help to create a new Trans-Tasman Institute, which has had overwhelming support of NZICA and ICAA…

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