Australia reposes faith in Fijian elections

Selita Bolanavanua Australia has confidence in the Fijian Elections Office (FEO) to deliver a credible and fair election this year, High Commissioner John Feakes has said. Speaking to the Fiji Sun, he said that election held in 2014 was judged by international observers as credible and reflective of the will of the people. Credible exercise “I am confident that the…

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Minister says UN should open its doors to Taiwan

Jaushieh Joseph Wu The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted at the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly in 2015, set bold goals to shift the world onto a sustainable, resilient path. Here was also pledged the formation of a revitalised Global Partnership for Sustainable Development including all countries, all stakeholders and all people, such that no one…

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BNZ gets Canstar Small Business Bank Award, again

Staff Reporter BNZ has won the ‘Canstar Small Business Bank of the Year 2018’ Award, in recognition of its passion to support small businesses that power New Zealand’s economy. Chief Executive Officer Angie Mentis said that winning the ‘Canstar Small Business Bank of the Year 2018’ was a ‘great acknowledgment of BNZ’s continued commitment to delivering the exceptional service, products…

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Biased media destroys tenets of honest journalism

And Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern deserves time and credit Thakur Ranjit Singh The curse of Labour Party, with a deficient and wanting media and communication cell had plagued it since the leadership of Phil Goff, David Cunliffe, David Shearer, Andrew Little and it seems to have stuck around with the Hail Mary goal-scorer, Jacinda Ardern. While having the blessings of…

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Retail Trade leads franchise business in New Zealand

Khushbu Sundarji A 2017 Survey of New Zealand franchising, conducted by Massey University (Auckland) and Griffith University (Queensland, Australia) demonstrated the growing popularity of franchising in New Zealand. Survey results Some of the results from the Survey were as follows: The number of business format franchise systems operating in New Zealand increased to 631, compared to 446 in 2012. Franchising…

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