New appointments at Legal Aid Commission in Fiji

New appointments at Legal Aid Commission in Fiji

Supplied Content Suva, Fiji, August 31, 2018 Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has announced appointment of new members to the country’s Legal Aid Commission. The appointments took effect on August 23, 2018 with a tenure of three year. The Legal Aid Act 1996 stipulates that the Legal Aid Commission comprise the Solicitor General, the Chief Registrar, three legal practitioners and two…

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Multicultural Strategy marks a year in Christchurch

Multicultural Strategy marks a year in Christchurch

Shirish Paranjape Christchurch, August 31, 2018 An event was organised in Christchurch to mark the First Anniversary of the Multicultural Strategy of Christchurch City Council. The formal evening began with a traditional welcome by the tangata whenua as per Maori tradition. Christchurch Deputy Mayor Andrew Turner and Councillor Jimmy Chen (who is also Chair of the Council Multicultural Committee) outlined…

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Consumer confidence oscillates between surveys

Consumer confidence oscillates between surveys

Auckland, August 31, 2018 Summary of Facts: Consumer confidence was little changed in August, sitting around its historical average. Households are upbeat about current conditions but remain a little cautious about the outlook. Disquiet is focused on prospects for the broader economy over the next 12 months rather than households’ own finances, in what is likely an echo of weak…

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Republic of China gets closer with Tariff-Free Trade

Republic of China gets closer with Tariff-Free Trade

Venkat Raman (Indian Newslink) Auckland, August 30, 2018 New Zealand shares a unique status with the Republic of China (Taiwan), with historic connections, although geo-politics and the ‘One China Policy’ has restrained recognition of the latter as a political entity. However, trade ties between the two countries have been growing and reached a significant milestone when a Free-Trade Agreement was…

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Maori visit to explore ancient cultural ancestry with Taiwan

Maori visit to explore ancient cultural ancestry with Taiwan

Auckland, August 30, 2018 Last fortnight, Indian Newslink Editor visited Taiwan as a guest of the Republic of China. Several articles on this visit, carrying gist of discussion, forecast for growth and potential for greater economic cooperation with photographs, charts and other information appear in this issue under our ‘Taiwan Special.’ The ‘Taiwan Special’ will continue in our September 15,…

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Business confidence is no self-fulfilling prophecy

Business confidence is no self-fulfilling prophecy

Radio New Zealand Auckland, August 28, 2018 Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced a Business Advisory Council with Air New Zealand’s Chief Executive as its Chair. Ms Ardern delivered a speech in Auckland aimed at directly addressing stubbornly low business confidence. Rather than the elephant in the room, she said, it was a huge, flashing neon sign. Building closer relationships…

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Study determines Corporate sustainability performance

Study determines Corporate sustainability performance

Supplied Content Auckland, August 28, 2018 Companies may be cherry-picking sustainability measures that make them look good, while huge variation in reported makes meaningful comparisons across firms impossible, a new international study shows. Researchers say their findings reinforce the call for minimum requirements for sustainability reporting, like those used in financial reporting. Following are the findings of Dr Ramona Zharfpeykan,…

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Prime Minister forms new Business Advisory Council

Prime Minister forms new Business Advisory Council

Auckland, August 28, 2018 Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced the formation of the ‘Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Council,’ with Air New Zealand CEO Christopher Luxon as its chair, during a major speech delivered to the business community in Auckland today. Lofty goals The role of the Council will be to build closer relationships between Government and business, provide high-level…

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