Tax reforms assure financial security

National is focused on lifting New Zealand’s long-term economic growth. We are working hard to provide all New Zealanders, including our Indian Community with the financial security, opportunities, and higher incomes that allow them to get ahead in this country. Budget 2010 builds on the recovery of our economy, and delivers the brighter future National campaigned on in the 2008…

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Migrant workers misuse hurts honest employers

The rising number of “horror stories” of migrant workers forced to subsist under appalling working and living conditions is cause for serious concern and the Government must take early and appropriate action to arrest this trend. I have been in the hospitality business for several years, during which many such migrants approached me with their tales of being overworked and…

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Sharp rise in Passport surrender charge

The Indian Government has raised sharply the fee payable for surrendering Indian passports for cancellation. The fee has been raised from $25 to $220 with immediate effect. Until three years ago, there was no fee for cancellation of passports. Indian Passport holders obtaining New Zealand citizenship must surrender their existing passports to the Indian High Commission in Wellington. Since India…

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Pakistan keen to foster bilateral trade

Pakistan has immense potential to foster two-way trade and lift bilateral relations with New Zealand to a higher level, Pakistan High Commissioner Syed Ibnes Abbas said. “There are challenges including the current depressing business climate perpetrated by the global financial crisis but we are confident of overcoming them. “The Pakistan business community should consider exploring opportunities in their home country…

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