Bootstrapping helps New Zealand farmers

Venkat Raman –  The ability to innovate, seek proper and enduring solutions to problems and resilience are some of the factors that contribute to the progress of New Zealand’s agricultural sector, an expert has said. Simon Brown, General Manager, Accelerator Services, Callaghan Innovation, said that New Zealand has a unique faming and technological sector which complements each other for the…

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Unhealthy competition undervalues honest broker

Venkat Raman –  venkat@indiannewslink.co.nz Despite a rigid regulatory regime in place, New Zealand’s mortgage and insurance brokerage market is not immune to rogue players, an insider says. “It is not uncommon for brokers to offer kickbacks to customers – that is one variety of dishonesty. But there is a more serious version of over-valuing properties to secure loans; no one…

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Balance Sheets essential for Not-for-profit Groups

Cherie Trewavas –  In my previous article (Indian Newslink, May 15 2016) I wrote about financial basics for Not-for-profit organisations and the importance of running an efficient business and how your primary financial statements are the key. I had also discussed the Profit and Loss statement. We will now look at Balance Sheet, the second essential document. All businesses, including…

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Online platform connects job givers and seekers

Sargam Sekhri –  Rahul Suchdev and Manfred Lange, co-founders of ‘HOICpro,’ have developed it as an online platform on which employers and candidates connect with each other directly, complete all stages of the recruitment process in simple logical steps and build their market and talent brands. Employers define searches, post advertisements, receive responses, access updated and verified profiles, and make…

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Relianz begins new journey with Travel business

Venkat Raman –  venkat@indiannewslink.co.nz Relianz Forex Limited (now Relianz Group), which has registered impressive growth since its establishment in 2009, launched into travel business earlier this month, offering tickets and other related services through its branches in Auckland and Wellington. Announcing the move at the Seventh Anniversary celebrations held at Langham Hotel on June 3, 2016, V Giridharan, Director of…

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Budget 2016 Special

Fiscal spending compliments strong growth prospects Bill English –  The Crown’s books show rising surpluses and falling debt. This is on the back of an economy forecast to grow at around 3% on average over the next few years, supporting more jobs and higher incomes. Budgets are not just an accounting exercise. They are about achieving better results for New…

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Health Care gets $2.2 billion boost

Richard Forgan –  After two years of strong increases in funding, healthcare has benefitted from further announcements in today’s Budget. The Government has committed $2.2 billion over the next four years to relieve demand pressures. District Health Boards have seen the lion’s share of this funding, with $1.6 billion to cover an increasing population and new services. Further funding has…

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Summit to cultivate Indo-Kiwi agricultural partnership

Wenceslaus Anthony –  The annual India New Zealand Business Council Summit will hopefully inaugurate a new era of partnership and cooperation between the two countries in agriculture, agro-technology and other areas of mutual interest. Summit 2016, with its theme, ‘Growing for Tomorrow: Spotlight Agritech,’ scheduled to be held on Monday, June 13, 2016, will evince the interest of decision makers…

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