Fraudsters target students with hacked bank accounts

International students from India are among the victims of a new scam that is increasing in Auckland City, according to the Police. The criminals, who are yet to be identified and apprehended, choose their prey carefully and use them skilfully to take thousands of dollars from their bank account. Following discussions with Detective Senior Sergeant and Constable Neil Pimenta of…

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Judith Collins to attend Sydney Women’s Meet

Ethnic Affairs Minister Judith Collins will attend the Women’s Conference of the Global Organisation of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) to be held in Australia on November 9, 2013. In a press statement, Suman Kapoor, Chairperson of GOPIO International Women’s Council based in Hamilton, said that National Party List MP Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi will also attend the conference. “The Women’s…

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Indians change name to gain acceptance

People of Indian and Chinese origin believe that anglicising their names will improve their job prospects and social status, a top Government official has said. Jeff Montgomery, Registrar General and General Manager, Births, Deaths and Marriages of the Internal Affairs Department said that two out of five applicants for change of name are either Indians or Chinese. “In case of…

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Tribunal clears parents’ visa application

In a landmark decision, the Immigration and Protection Tribunal ordered last week that residence visas be granted to Sital Ram and Usha Rani, parents of their New Zealand citizen children, 11-year old Hemani and nine-year old twin brothers Gagan and Gaurav. In its decision, the Tribunal was critical of Mr Ram and Ms Rana for exploiting New Zealand’s immigration processes.…

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Employer fined for exploiting students

The fact that the Government is getting tough with businesses that exploit migrant workers and students was evident last week as the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) obliged the owner of three convenience and liquor stores in Auckland to pay more than $210,000 for breaching the provisions of the Employment Law. Following a report filed by investigating officers of the Labour…

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