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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Gail Costa joins Cigna as Chief Executive

Supplied Content Cigna New Zealand has appointed Gail Costa as its new Chief Executive Officer. She will take charge on April 1, 2018. Ms Costa brings significant international leadership experience and insurance knowledge to the role, which will be of benefit to Cigna’s partners and customers. She had previously led Cigna’s operations in New Zealand for 10 years and returns at…

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Liberalism has destroyed everything that came with it

Kieran Madden In the early nineties, political theorist Francis Fukuyama famously proclaimed the “End of History” was upon us—that Western Liberal Democracy was the “endpoint of mankind’s ideological evolution…the final form of human government.” The Berlin Wall had just fallen—Communism, and Fascism before it, defeated. The Liberal Order, based on the idea of choice-making, rights-bearing individuals seeking their own conceptions…

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Invite buyers to Open Home, not trouble

Lucy Corry While visiting a family in Samoa recently, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said, “There is nowhere more sacred than your home.” Welcoming visitors is one thing, opening it up to complete strangers is another situation entirely. When you are selling a property, you get to decide how the Open Home process is run. If you are working with a…

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Shamiana owner fined for staff underpay

Shamiana owner fined- Restaurant Picture Web

Supplied Content An Indian restaurant chain has been fined more than $40,000 in penalties after several breaches to employment law, despite having paid more than $24,000 to staff in arrears previously. Shamiana Limited and Shamiana Enterprises Limited, with Satish Shetty as the sole director and shareholder, have been fined $41,000 in penalties after several breaches to employment law. Cheating employees…

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Warning against Dividend Stripping

Supplied Content Inland Revenue has issued a Revenue Alert (RA 18/01), advising that some share sales to related entities may be considered tax avoidance in the form of dividend stripping. Revenue Alerts are issued by the Commissioner of Inland Revenue to provide information and guidance about significant current tax planning issues. Inland Revenue Spokesperson Graham Tubb said that the Department…

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