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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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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