Republic of China gets closer with Tariff-Free Trade

Venkat Raman New Zealand shares a unique status with the Republic of China (Taiwan), with historic connections, although geo-politics and the ‘One China Policy’ has restrained recognition of the latter as a political entity. However, trade ties between the two countries have been growing and reached a significant milestone when a Free-Trade Agreement was signed in Wellington on December 1,…

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Rumbles for Stuff-MediaWorks tie-up growing

Rumbles for Stuff-MediaWorks tie-up growing

Tim Murphy When the High Court turned down the StuffMe merger of Stuff Ltd and NZME last year, the prospect of MediaWorks stepping into the ring to link with Stuff became a real possibility. Now, with Stuff’s Australian parent, Fairfax Media, being swallowed by Nine Entertainment, the rumbles for a Stuff-MediaWorks tie-up are growing again. For corporate engineers, there would be a few…

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Meeting highlights India’s growing potential

Michael Henstock  New Zealand Indian businesses celebrated Indian Independence Day by hosting a gala dinner at Naumi Hotel in Auckland on August 15, 2018. ‘India@72,’ organised by the New Zealand India Trade Alliance (NZITA), was attended by Diplomats, Ministers, Members of Parliament, top business associations and leaders of various Indian groups. NZITA Secretary General Sunil Kaushal said, “This is a…

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Tertiary Education maximum Fee for 2019 set

Supplied Content The Annual Maximum Fee Movement (AMFM) for tertiary education organisations in 2019 has been set to 2%, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said today. Each year the Government sets a limit for any tuition fee increases charged by the tertiary sector for domestic students. Submissions considered  “I have considered the six submissions received and believe that the increase strikes…

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Maori visit to explore ancient cultural ancestry with Taiwan

Staff Reporter Last fortnight, Indian Newslink Editor visited Taiwan as a guest of the Republic of China. Several articles on this visit, carrying gist of discussion, forecast for growth and potential for greater economic cooperation with photographs, charts and other information appear in this issue under our ‘Taiwan Special.’ The ‘Taiwan Special’ will continue in our September 15, 2018. The…

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Lessons from Transport Ministry fraud case

Debbie Gee The high-profile $725,000 fraud perpetrated at the Ministry of Transport by its former GM Organisational Development Joanne Harrison had many victims. Those Ministry staff who tried to escalate her continued non-compliance were ignored and subsequently disadvantaged through Harrison’s actions. Former colleagues, who felt a keen sense of betrayal and shame. Auditor General leaves The wider New Zealand public…

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Key legislative changes cover much of our lives

Adrienne Meikle The Government’s legislative agenda this year features a number of proposed changes that directly impact on our role going forward. Key reforms are slated for the Commerce, Fair Trading, Consumer Contract and Credit Finance and Telecommunications Acts, with reviews also underway into the Dairy Industry Restructuring Act and electricity pricing and consultation, on the regulation of organic food…

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