Choudhary, Prasad to seek direct mandate

Two sitting Members of Parliament of the Labour Party representing the Sub-Continent communities will contest from two different and prominent constituencies in Auckland, if their nominations are approved by the respective Local Electorates. Dr Ashraf Choudhary is among the seven nominees for the Manurewa Constituency in South Auckland, while Dr Rajen Prasad is hoping to contest at the Te Atatu…

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Striking teachers ignore economic realities

In September, an estimated 280,000 students and their parents were badly disrupted by the strike action of the members of the Post Primary Teachers’ Union (PPTA). About 16,000 teachers went on strike, affecting 450 intermediate and secondary schools. The protest was part of a planned programme of industrial action taken by the PPTA over stalled pay negotiations with the Education…

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Training creates career path for young gynaecologist

An increasing number of young people are testimony to the belief that systematic training, commitment to work and continuous education help them progress in their career. Obstetrician & Gynaecologist Premjit Gill, who works as a Senior House Officer (Junior Doctor) at the Wellington Hospital Obstetrics & Gynaecology Ward is one of them. Career Services, a Government Organisation that provides independent…

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Trained professionals overtake qualified mates

A majority of trainers involved in training programmes do not have qualifications to do so, according to a Survey. The New Zealand Training & Development Survey (NZTD) said while 39% of training and development professionals had qualifications in adult education and training, only 4% had university level qualifications. “For an industry whose purpose is the education and training of New…

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