The menace of window washers

Jenny Salesa –  I support calls to toughen up Auckland Council’s bylaws dealing with window washers. My electorate office regularly deals with complaints about the behaviour of window washers at intersections around South Auckland. Constituents have been intimidated; their vehicles have been kicked and scratched. My staff and members of the public have witnessed fights and intimidation amongst window washers…

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Manual passports to be stamped out

Staff Reporter – If you hold an Indian Passport that is not ‘machine readable,’ you had better obtain a new one issued by the Indian High Commission in Wellington. The International Civil Aviation Organisation has announced that effective November 24, 2015, foreign governments may deny visa or entry to any person travelling on ‘Non-Machine Readable Passports’ (NMRPs). Indian High Commission…

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Good traits essential for good governance

Dr Susan Macken –  The Indian Newslink Sir Anand Satyanand Lecture series addresses a matter which is vital for strong business and a strong economy – good corporate governance. When we consider what constitutes good governance, yes, of course business acumen and experience immediately come to mind. Those skills enable a Director to counsel, challenge, provide advice based on experience…

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Women deserve better opportunities to govern

Apurv Shukla –  The Fifth Annual Indian Newslink Sir Anand Satyanand Lecture held on Monday, July 27, 2015 at Pullman Hotel Auckland underlined the ‘Role of Women in Governance.’ Attended by about 350 people of varied ethnicities comprising politicians, government officials, barristers, lawyers, accountants, corporate leaders and others, the event provided an opportunity to ascertain how New Zealand scores in…

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No police response now

Staff Reporter –  New Zealand Police have clarified their stand on issues relating to dubious astrologers and those following objectionable practice of witchcraft. A spokesperson said that the Police are aware of the issue and would welcome anyone willing to provide information if they believe that they are victims of an offence. “Police have a diverse workforce and extensive experience…

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