Death of Aucklander triggers demand for government probe

Care at Middlemore Hospital is ‘Wretched’ Venkat Raman While former Health Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman refused to own responsibility for the pathetic state of affairs at Middlemore and other hospitals that are under public ownership and management, there is a growing demand among people, especially those who have used the facility for a high-level government inquiry. “We know that the…

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National Government blamed for rotting hospitals

RNZ (Checkpoint) Counties Manukau District Health Board (CMDHB) was reluctant to ask the previous government for funding to fix mouldy, rotting and unstable buildings because of pressure from ministers to stay in surplus, its acting CEO has said. It will cost $1.6 billion to remediate the issues in multiple buildings, and add new buildings to meet demand, and about the…

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IRD warns tradies against undeclared cash transactions

The Taxman is looking hard at the Building Sector Venkat Raman The Inland Revenue Department has warned businesses in general and tradies in particular to desist from undeclared cash transactions. A notification said that Tradies who do undeclared cash jobs can be hit with tax penalties or criminal convictions that could lead to prison, costing them their business and income.…

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Court throws out assault case against former media owner

Exclusive Venkat Raman venkat@indiannewslink.co.nz The Auckland District Court dismissed a criminal case filed against the former shareholder and director of a media company in December 2017. In dismissing the charges, the Judge found that the evidence and statements given by two women were inconsistent. Assault Charges The defendant faced two charges of assaulting the complainant in April 2015 in Auckland.…

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Indian lawmakers forge a unique bond among nations

Priyanca Radhakrishnan I believe that our collective strength as a nation lies in our diversity. We are strong because of our diversity, not in spite of it. My experience at two recent international conferences – the Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference (CPC) in Bangladesh and the PIO Parliamentarians Conference in India, strengthened my conviction on the value of diversity. Organised by India’s…

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Scammers target Indian community again

Venkat Raman The Indian High Commission based in Wellington has warned members of the Indian community against scammers who demand money posing themselves as officials of the Diplomatic Mission. A communique received at press time said that the caller ‘threatens’ saying that the Visa/Residency application of Indian nationals (i.e. the person at the other end) would be rejected unless a…

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