New initiative to promote cyber security

A new partnership programme between the Government and Non-Government Organisations was launched last month to enhance public awareness to cybercrime and minimise computer-related crime. Called, ‘Connect Smart,’ the initiative is a website that provides update information on a host of activities that would be useful to people who use the Internet for a variety of purposes including transactions involving money,…

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Internet Party and Mana find new equation

Elections 2014 will witness the debut of Internet Party founded by German billionaire Kim Dotcom. With former Alliance Party Leader Laila Harre as its President, the Internet Party wants to see the incumbent Government defeated and a Centre-Left Coalition installed. It has entered into an alliance with Mana Party and its Leader Hone Harawira. The Internet Mana Party alliance, with…

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Nonagenarian to tighten the Indian connection

While the Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec) marks its 90th anniversary, Hamilton, the city in which it is located, will observe its sesquicentennial (completion of 150 years). With about 20,000 students from 52 countries, and 840 staff, Wintec is a major educational institution contributing significantly to the national and regional economy. Wintec has three campuses in Hamilton, including the Gallagher…

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Student ‘entrepreneurs’ face global challenge

A group of students representing the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants (NZICA) won the first stage of the ‘Global Enterprise Challenge,’ but a more formidable competition awaits them at the world stage. The New Zealand competition, run by the Young Enterprise Trust and sponsored by Massey University, was held at the latter’s Albany campus on June 14, 2014.. The…

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Political stability will determine global status

Fiji can regain its status as a progressive nation and as an important tourist and investment destination if it can achieve political stability and give up its coup culture, National Federation Party (NFP) Leader Dr Biman Prasad said in Auckland last fortnight. The Academic-turned politician said that thousands of people fled Fiji under bitter circumstances following military coups in 1987,…

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