STD infections begin to sting New Zealanders

Sourced Content –  A Massey University health scientist hopes to create more awareness about the prevalence, diagnosis and treatment for rare sexually transmitted infections in New Zealand. College of Health Senior Lecturer in Molecular Microbiology Dr Collette Bromhead presented her work at the New Zealand Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Conference in Wellington on November 10, 2016. The conference…

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Students facing deportation garner strength

Venkat Raman –  venkat@indiannewslink.co.nz While the fate of the international students from India facing deportation is still not known, their cause is receiving increasing support from a cross-section of the society, says the Migrant Workers Association. Association Spokesperson Anu Kaloti said in a statement that among the supporters of the move to cancel the deportation orders of what she called,…

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Septuagenarian to pursue MBA qualification

Venkat Raman –  venkat@indiannewslink.co.nz The fact that education is a continuous process and that age is not a deterrent has been proved by another septuagenarian based in Auckland. Academic, poet and writer Dr Mirza Mutiulla Baig Taimoori will shortly commence his studies leading to a qualification in Master of Business Administration (MBA). “It is my long-cherished desire to obtain a…

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Median house prices move up in Auckland, Central Otago

Staff Reporter –  info@indiannewslink.co.nz Auckland and Central Otago Lakes continue to top the Massey University Home Affordability Report Index by a considerable margin, according to a report. It said that the two cities recorded respectively 62% and 61% less affordable than the rest of New Zealand. “The margin of difference between these two regions and the rest of the country…

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The International Indian Students’ Issue

Immigration must cancel deportation order Kamil Lakshman –  The current Indian international student (IIS) debacle has had a predictable political response – a punitive approach. We are at a tipping point of IIS issues. Many such disasters are in the pipeline but in different forms, however all leading with the IIS category eventually being victimised including by Immigration New Zealand…

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Two daughters make the Liggins proud

Supplied Content –  Daughters of two prominent Liggins Institute figures both graduated from the University of Auckland last month. Eleanor Bloomfield, whose father Frank is the Institute director and a neonatologist at National Women’s Health, graduated with a first class Masters in English. Her thesis was on the medieval mystery plays that were once performed in the streets of York,…

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Novel food processing discussed

Massey University researchers are investigating whether establishing an Innovation Centre focused on a novel food processing technology could transform New Zealand’s food industry. The University hosted a workshop at its Manawatu Campus on October 11, 2016 attended by representatives from American-based company ‘915 Labs’ and major food companies, researchers, scientists and the government. The Microwave Assisted Thermal Sterilisation (MATS) and…

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