Taiwan makes its Health Insurance Programme a world model

Chen Shih-Chung Taiwan can help the World Health Organisation (WHO) achieve global universal health coverage by sharing its success in developing the world. Taiwan’s National Health Insurance Programme (NHIP) is a global benchmark in universal coverage and offers valuable lessons in delivering high-quality, cost-effective medical care for all. Taiwan’s wealth of experience can help the WHO realise its top priority…

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New Zealand CEOs take a dim view of global economy

Venkat Raman New Zealand may be one of the best countries in the world to establish and run businesses, but its Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) are among the most pessimistic people in the world, according to the latest PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Survey. The Survey, released on March 15, 2018, said that only 32% of New Zealand CEOs expect the global economy…

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Do you want to join the Conservation Boards?

Nominations are now open until April 30 Eugenie Sage Nominations for Conservation Boards have been reopened to ensure they reflect the diverse communities they serve. The Department of Conservation reopened the nomination process for recruiting a broader cross-section of members from the different communities each board represents on the Minister’s recommendation. The Nomination Process The nomination process for the 2018…

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Money-laundering active in New Zealand

The country faces real terrorist risks too Venkat Raman Money-laundering is active in New Zealand and more than $135 billion is generated through the domestic criminal proceeds every year, the National Risk Assessment Report has said. The New Zealand Police Financial Intelligent Unit (FIU), which released the Report said that the updated assessment indicated existence of real money-laundering and terrorism…

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Women In Business – Arpita Chanda

Relationship Manager (Highland Park, Auckland) Arpita has worked for Westpac for eight years in a number of important roles including Wealth specialist, Banking Consultant, and Relationship Manager. Arpita immigrated to New Zealand in 2003 as a trained economist, having studied the subject at Hansraj College, Delhi University. In 2006, she completed a Master degree in International Business from Massey University,…

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Women In Business – Chhavi Sharma

Bank Manager Westpac Highland Branch Chhavi has been working with Westpac for just under a decade in Auckland. Currently holding the position of Westpac Bank Manager, Highland Park Branch, she has extensive experience in customer services, having worked as Customer Support Officer, Banking Consultant and Personal Manager. Helping People Chhavi has a passion for helping people around her for their…

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Women In Business – Rajmita Chand

Business Development & Initiatives Manager, Auckland South & Asian Banking, ANZ New Zealand Rajmita Chand has come a long way since moving to New Zealand with her husband at age 19. A Fijian-born Indian, Rajmita’s first job on arrival was as a part-time teller with ANZ.  Today, she’s responsible for building ANZ’s brand in the key Auckland South and Asian…

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Mortgage Broker wins top industry award

Venkat Raman Dev Dingra, Director of the Auckland-based mortgage and insurance brokerage firm ‘The Fund Master,’ has won the ‘Home Loan Adviser of the Year Award.’ He received the industry-coveted Award given by the New Zealand Financial Services Group (NZFSG) at a brief, informal ceremony held recently in Auckland. High Achiever The Award comes as recognition for the highly-rated performance…

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What happened in Vietnam is unforgivable and unforgettable

What happened in Vietnam- Lt William Calley Web

“American boys behaved like Nazis” Note: This Story has some graphic details. Reader discretion advised. Robert Hodierne, USA Sa Thi Quy was 43 years old on the morning of March 16, 1968, when Americans came to her hamlet near the coast of the South China Sea in what was then South Vietnam. “The first time the Americans came, the children…

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