Let’s talk about gender stereo types and their colour

Priyanca Radhakrishnan –  Since a majority of people agree that women are under-represented in senior leadership positions and as the ‘Role of Women in Governance’ is the subject of this year’s Indian Newslink Sir Anand Satyanand Lecture (on July 27 at Pullman Auckland), I wish to raise a provocative question. If women were well represented in governance and senior leadership…

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Dominant force of the emerging mainstream

Kamil Lakshman The issues facing ethnic communities in New Zealand are multidimensional, complex and variant. The problems also depend on the method of entry, socio-economic and educational background, and cultural and religious affiliations. New Zealand is seeing an influx of various community groups adding to the traditional population mix of Maori and those of European descent. The largest of these…

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Small businesses promised help

Venkat Raman –  Small businesses constitute the single largest segment of the economy and hence their progress is critical to the growth of the economy, National List MP for Epsom Paul Goldsmith said. “The friendly policies of our government have enabled small businesses to weather through the Global Financial Crisis and other challenges in recent years. We consider their contributions…

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Immigration brings more visas online

Staff Reporter –  Visitors and migrant workers to New Zealand can file their respective applications online instead of visiting Embassies, High Commissions and Consular Offices, according to Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse. Immigration New Zealand (INZ) began the online scheme recently, which Mr Woodhouse described as ‘fantastic news,’ but whether the new system will make those in charge of border security…

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