Auckland company in money-laundering controversy

Suzanne Snively Investigative journalists have found suspicious foreign trusts in New Zealand. New Zealand remains vulnerable to the flow of illicit offshore assets. An Auckland company is caught up in an international money laundering controversy after it was identified helping to manage a network of New Zealand-registered companies and trusts for its secret clients. Murder of Journalist A team of…

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Largest civil construction programme to keep Auckland moving

RNZ Auckland Nearly $30 billion will be spent on Auckland transport in the next 10 years, partly funded by a fuel tax, private finance and tolls. The Government and Auckland Council announced the new Auckland Transport Alignment Project (ATAP) at Newmarket train station today. Billed as New Zealand’s largest ever civil construction programme, $28 billion will be poured into light…

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Coleman refuses to take responsibility for hospitals rot

Jane Patterson (RNZ) Outgoing National MP Jonathan Coleman is defending his record as Health Minister, while debate rages on about funding for public services. Dr Coleman delivered his valedictory speech to Parliament on April 11, 2018 as he prepared to take up a job heading the private health provide Acurity. The coalition government is softening up the electorate for a Budget that…

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Immigration Profiling was certainly racist

Alastair McClymont Last week Indian Newslink reported on its Web Edition and Social Media on allegations that Immigration New Zealand (INZ) were using a tool that would racially profile people for early deportation. The Minister of Immigration has now suspended the Pilot Programme subject to further investigation. I have now been able to read INZ’s explanation for what was reported…

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Fraudulent relationships challenge Immigration New Zealand

Venkat Raman ‘Marriages of Convenience’ are a constant headache for Immigration New Zealand (INZ) and the worst sufferers are those who are genuinely married, since the latter become embroiled in the overall ‘rejected application syndrome.’ Many affected persons (that is those in bona fide marriages) have told us that their applications for visas (often Visitor Visa) were rejected by INZ,…

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Some Early Childcare Centres can be dangerous places

Here are some horror stories Standfirst: We are not scaremongering but if you have a child attending an Early Childhood Centre, you should ensure your child’s safety; more important, report anything amiss. John Gerritsen (RNZ) Nearly every child now attends some form of early education before they start school. But cracks are starting to show in the system and children…

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