KiwiBuild pre-qualification opens

KiwiBuild pre-qualification opens

Supplied Content Wellington, August 13, 2018 Minister of Housing and Urban Development Phil Twyford has welcomed the opening of pre-qualification for first homebuyers and second-chancers wanting to buy a KiwiBuild home. He issued the following statement: From today, aspiring homeowners can apply online at kiwibuild.govt.nz to determine if they are eligible to enter a ballot for a KiwiBuild home. The…

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Leaders keen on closer Indo-Kiwi relations

Venkat Raman (From Taiwan) With Indian Newslink Staff New Zealand’s political leaders have called for closer economic, political, commercial and bilateral relations with India, stating that this is a natural extension of historic ties between the two countries. Speaking at the India Independence Day celebrations held today at the Mahatma Gandhi Centre in Eden Terrace, Auckland Central, Finance Minister Grant…

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Ardern drops the ‘C Bomb’ with plastic bag ban

Greg Roughan When the government announced on Friday (August 10) that it was banning single-use plastic bags, it was its use of the ‘c-word’ that shocked the most. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and children from Petone College picking up rubbish after the announcement of the single-use plastic bag ban. Photo: RNZ / Richard Tindiller Government with guts ‘Compulsory’. When was…

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Free Medicine Programme takes fresh strides in Fiji

Staff Reporter (Indian Newslink) Suva, Fiji, August 12, 2018 More than 31,000 Fijians are currently benefitting from the Government’s Free Medicine Programme, Health and Medical Services Minister Rosy Akbar has said. Speaking at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Conference of the Fiji Pharmaceutical Society at Pacific Harbour last night she said that the Programme was introduced as a part…

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Virtual Reality takes property students new places

Supplied Content Auckland, August 12, 2018 Virtual reality (VR) field trips are now being used to teach students about construction and leaky homes at the University of Auckland Business School, as the technology revolutionises the property industry. Immersive experience From this month, Bachelor of Property students in the stage one course ‘Introduction to Property’ are being given Google Cardboard headsets…

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