Community Finance partners

Anthony Healy –  BNZ and Community Finance partners Good Shepherd New Zealand and The Salvation Army are delighted with the announcement in the New Zealand Budget of $4.2 million of operating funding over four years for their Community Finance initiative. Launched in 2014, Community Finance has approved more than 200 low-interest and no-interest loans to financially vulnerable New Zealanders who…

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Trade Alliance says Air Agreement was its advocacy

Venkat Raman –  venkat@indiannewslink.co.nz Auckland based India Trade Alliance (ITA) has welcomed the new Air Services Agreement signed by New Zealand and India saying that it had rallied for the pact with ministers and officials of both governments. Transport Minister Simon Bridges and India’s Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmer Welfare Sasnjiv Balyan, inked the pact on behalf of…

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Former banker joins leading mortgage broker

Venkat Raman –  venkat@indiannewslink.co.nz The country’s largest mortgage and insurance broker of Indian origin Global Financial Services Limited (GFSL) has appointed a former top banker and business consultant to its Advisory Board. Mike Skilling, former Bank of New Zealand Business Financial Services General Manager, now an independent Management Consultant joined Darrin Franks, who was appointed to the Board in July…

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Student issues generate huge social impact

Kamil Lakshman –  The international student conversation I started in this newspaper in 2014 and in other forums from 2010 has now become a national debate! Articles across the country have reported the shenanigans relating to the ongoing post international student schemes including prostitution, and less then savory employment conditions. Researchers and university experts are spending hours, funding on understanding the…

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Community celebrates a winner

Wenceslaus Anthony –  It was inspiring to be a part of a small gathering of family members, friends and community leaders on April 26, 2016 to congratulate Shefali Mehta who was honoured by Governor General Sir Jerry Mateparae earlier that day at the Government House in Auckland. Ms Mehta received the Queen’s Service Medal (QSM) for her services to the…

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