Scholar cites reasons for student apathy

A Massey University PhD candidate has written a thesis examining the reasons for high school students in India not choosing science subjects. It may sound ironical in a country, which has produced thousands of scientists over the years, but Anil Kaushik has attributed the apathy to a lack of conceptual understanding and motivation. Mr Kaushik, a teacher-trainer from Chandigarh in…

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Financial literacy programme for workers

Frenzi Group, one of New Zealand’s leading hospitality companies, is offering the financial literacy programme to employees to help them better manage their finances. The new online version of Financial Education and Research (Fin-Ed) Centre’s Money Smarts course, called, ‘Money Smarts @Work,’ is being offered in workplaces for the first time. The programme was launched to mark ‘Money Week 2014’…

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Google Partnership lets you play, pay and enjoy

2degrees has become the first mobile network in New Zealand to allow customers to easily purchase Google Play content on their mobile account. 2degrees is partnering with Google to enable Android customers to pay for apps, movies, music and books via their 2degrees’ mobile account. The content partnership marks an important step change in allowing people to access and pay…

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Sound risk management helps banks to grow

While the regulatory framework of the banking sector in New Zealand is robust and rigid, commercial banks that have sound risk management strategies will continue to perform well, a top banker has said. According to Steve Jurkovich, Executive General Manager (Corporate, Commercial & Rural) at ASB Bank Limited, the Global Financial Crisis (GFS) posed a series of serious challenges to…

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Retail News teams up with our Business Awards

We are happy to announce that ‘Retail News,’ a web-based newsletter and communication service, has teamed up with Indian Newslink to bring the strengthens of the two entities for the benefit of retail businesses, this newspapers readers and the Indian business community in general. ‘Retail News,’ edited by Wellington based Mike Booker a journalist and communications expert, is the only…

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Finance firm offers insurance advantage

A veteran of the insurance industry has joined forces with a finance company to strengthen the quality of products and services offered to a growing list of clients throughout New Zealand. Ram Vashist, Director of Aim Associates Limited, an insurance broker, joined the Professional Financial Solutions Limited (PFSL) Group last month to provide specialised services including Business Assurance to the…

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Hotelier wins Leadership Award

Sudima Auckland Airport Hotel was a winner at the Westpac South Auckland Business Awards ceremony held on October 9. Sudima Group Director of Operations Les Morgan, who was earlier General Manager of the Auckland Hotel, won the ‘Excellence in Leadership’ Category. The Hotel was also a finalist in the ‘Best Emerging Business’ Category. Mr Morgan joined Sudima Auckland Airport Hotel…

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