Another avenue to promote personal savings

Venkat Raman A Minister of the Crown has emphasised the importance of saving for a comfortable post-retirement living, and welcomed the choice offered by the new ‘Amanah KiwiSaver Plan.’ Speaking at the launch of the first Sharia compliant scheme (published in our January 15 and February 1, 2015 issues), Ethnic Communities Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-liga described retirement as the ‘beginning…

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Indian engagement beyond government corridors

Venkat Raman New Zealand businesses will have a unique opportunity of listening to the presentation of at least three high-ranking officials from India on the existing and emerging potential to do business with the world’s largest democracy and the most potent economy. Indian New Zealand Business Council (INZBC) is organising this year’s edition of ‘Indian New Zealand Business Summit’ on…

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The Warehouse looks for quality products from India

Venkat Raman The Warehouse Group is keen to import products from India to cater to its growing diversity of customers, its Group Chief Executive Mark Powell said. Speaking at the first Business Summit of the India New Zealand Friendship Association (INZFA) at Hyatt Regency in Chennai on January 12, 2015, he said that The Warehouse Group was ‘looking beyond China,’…

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Teenager faces murder charges

Staff Reporter The Canterbury Police have charged a young Fijian-Indian woman with murder following an investigation into the death of baby Aaliyah Ashlyn Chand on January 7, 2015. The 18-year-old woman was caring for Aaliyah at a Worcester Street address on January 6, 2015, before taking her to the Christchurch Hospital with the assistance of a neighbour. Baby Aaliyah passed…

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The changing face of our business leaders

Mai Chen Top Indian New Zealand leaders now have an organisation led by Asians to profile their talents and to help them contribute to ‘NZ Inc’ and ‘New Zealand Asian Leaders’ (NZAL).  Many including Vino Ramayah (Executive Chairman, Medtech Global Limited), Dr Sohail Choudhry (Executive General Manager, the NZ Post Group), Shamubeel Eaqub (Principal Economist at the New Zealand Institute…

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More join Community Schools

Paul Goldsmith and Dr Parmjeet Parmar From Term One this year, local students at Auckland Grammar School, Auckland Normal Intermediate, Cornwall Park District School, Epsom Grammar School, Kohia Terrace School and Newmarket School will be part of a community of schools. Similarly, local students at Maungawhau School and schools in Epsom and Mt Roskill will join the Auckland Central community…

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