Immigration department service quality declines

Eva Corlett RNZ Wellington, November 16, 2018 (Picture from Facebook) The services of Immigration New Zealand (INZ) have become inefficient and substandard after it shut down drop-in centres, immigration lawyers have said. The department said it’s receiving 60 percent more calls than it can handle and that’s meant average wait times on their phone lines are 44 minutes long. Increasing…

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Final vote count still going after General Election in Fiji

For latest results, please visit www.indiannewslink.co.nz Sally Round (RNZ Pacific), Suva, Fiji Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama’s Fiji First Party is holding just over half of the votes at the end of provisional vote counting in the Fiji election, polling for which was held on November 14, 2018. Its closest rival Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA), led by Sitiveni Rabuka, received 38%…

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Join us to applaud our Indian business community

Time to raise a toast at the 11th Annual Indian Newslink Indian Business Awards Venkat Raman The Annual Indian Newslink Indian Business Awards, scheduled to be held on Monday, November 26, 2018 at SkyCity Convention Centre in Auckland City is an occasion to recognise and reward successful businesses owned, operated, franchised and managed by people of Indian origin. Tickets priced…

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Workers’ exploitation leads to hefty fines

Supplied Content The Employment Relations Authority (ERA) has ordered a Waikato company and its sole director to pay respectively $25,000 and $12,500 for exploiting six staff. The underpayment was more than $17,300. A Labour Inspectorate investigation found that Jagran Property Services Limited (Jagran), owned by Jagendra Prasad, failed to pay minimum wage and holiday pay, keep accurate records and charged…

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