Education agents need lessons on honesty

In his public speeches and official discussions, India’s President Pranab Mukherjee said that the increasing affordability of his country’s middle class population has spurred the growth in numbers of students seeking overseas studies. “New Zealand is becoming an important destination. We would like to ensure that they are safe and well looked after,” he said. Mr Mukherjee was in New…

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Crime is a wicked problem

Priyanca Radhakrishnan –  The recent spate of burglaries and assaults on retailers and international students has heated up discussions about law and order that have been simmering on the back burner. A number of public meetings have been held in Auckland to allay fears and discuss possible solutions. Practically everyone has had a story involving the Police and I have…

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Returning Fijians raise hope

Editorial Issue 345 May 1, 2016 May 14, 2016 will mark the completion of 137 years since the first ship ‘Leonidas’ landed in Fiji (on May 14, 1879) carrying the first batch of indentured labourers from India. Thousands of others followed over the next 40 years, until the notorious Girmit period ended in 1919. But much damage had been done…

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Muddled politics puts us behind in Fiji

There is a certain but implicit nervousness among the advanced countries of the so-called ‘fully-developed nations’ over the developments unfolding in Fiji. While this little, beautiful country of beautiful people have shown resilience over natural disasters, the latest being Tropical Cyclone Winston (we carry three reports on the subject in this issue), their government has shown fortitude and courage against…

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