Tough travel conditions as risk of COVID-19 escalates

Tough travel conditions as risk of COVID-19 escalates

Venkat Raman All persons arriving in New Zealand must undergo self-isolation for 14 days as the global risk of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) escalates to pandemic level. The restrictions will apply to New Zealand citizens and residents but exclude people from Pacific countries (Cook Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea,…

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Shane Jones backs down a bit but advocates Population Policy

Shane Jones backs down a bit but advocates Population Policy

Venkat Raman New Zealand First MP Shane Jones has reduced his tone against the Indian community but has called for a serious, nationwide discussion to put in place a robust Population Policy. He is also concerned with the exploitation of migrant workers and international students, including those of Indian origin. He conceded that he was singling out ‘people from India,’…

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Indian community invites Shane Jones to visit following ‘racist’ rant

TVNZ, Auckland Following Shane Jones’ rant about the Indian community “ruining” the country’s academic institutions, New Zealand’s Indian community is inviting him to visit to share his reasons why. NZ First MP Mr Jones was interviewed by MediaWorks earlier this month around immigration, where he said: “We should debate it and there should be a mandate, rather than opening up…

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Ardern’s visit lifts New Zealand-Fiji bilateral bond

Ardern’s visit lifts New Zealand-Fiji bilateral bond

Venkat Raman in Suva New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden scored her high both with Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama and his cabinet colleagues and officials and the people of Fiji this week. Her four-day first State visit as Prime Minister was replete with meetings, speeches and most important of all, immense opportunities to mingle with the common people. And…

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Visa approvals place Indians atop the immigration counter

Visa approvals place Indians atop the immigration counter

Venkat Raman The number of Visas issued by Immigration New Zealand (INZ) under various categories over the past three years registered an increase of about 54.6% over those issued during the previous three-year period, Indian Newslink can reveal. We can also reveal that Indians were among the major beneficiaries, accounting for more than 16.1% of all approvals across all nationalities…

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Clean campaigns will preserve our democratic ideals

Clean campaigns will preserve our democratic ideals

New Zealand goes to polls on Saturday, September 19, 2020 Venkat Raman Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s announcement that General Election will be held on Saturday, September 19, 2020 has brought a note of excitement among the politically conscious, although many had rightly guessed the date earlier. Take off with infrastructure spend Ms Ardern, joined by a few of her Labour…

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