South Auckland deaths: Police investigations continue

South Auckland deaths: Police investigations continue

Venkat Raman Auckland, December 31, 2019 Indian Newslink will not reveal the identities of the two persons who were found dead at a home in the South Auckland suburb of Papatoetoe yesterday (December 30, 2019). Detective Inspector Colin Higson and his team from Counties Manukau Police are investigating the tragic incident and will announce the names of the deceased and…

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Upgraded Closer Economic Partnership with Singapore effective tomorrow

Upgraded Closer Economic Partnership with Singapore effective tomorrow

New Year Gift will benefit travellers and businesses Sourced Content Wellington, January 31, 2019 New Zealanders will start to see the benefits of the upgraded Closer Economic Partnership (CEP) with Singapore from January 1, 2020, when the agreement comes into force. Trade and Export Growth Minister David Parker said that the Agreement would open more opportunities for New Zealand companies looking…

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Two from the community on Queen’s New Year Honours List

Two from the community on Queen’s New Year Honours List

Venkat Raman Auckland, December 31, 2019 Two prominent members of the Indian community have been included in the Queen’s New Year Honours List for their distinguished services over the years. Jennifer Khan-Janif is being made Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) for her services to the refugee and migrant communities, while Harjit Singh will receive a Queen’s…

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OECD asks India to improve fiscal administration

OECD asks India to improve fiscal administration

Venkat Raman Auckland, December 30, 2019 The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has asked the Indian government to establish an independent Fiscal Council and adopt measures to improve fiscal administration. The Paris-based 36-Member Organisation said in its December 2019 Report recommended that creation of the Fiscal Council should be accompanied by greater transparency on off-budget transactions and contingent…

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Travellers with NZ$10,000 or more cash must declare

Travellers with NZ$10,000 or more cash must declare

Venkat Raman Auckland, December 30, 2019 New Zealand Customs that travellers from and to New Zealand carrying NZ$10,000 or more or its foreign equivalent, should declare before their travel. “This is to ensure that they are not unintentionally left out of pocket,” Customs Acting Group Manager (Border Operations) Jamie Bamford said. He said that the number of instances and the…

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Apostrophe gets dropped and so is good grammar

Apostrophe gets dropped and so is good grammar

Rob Drummond Manchester, UK, December 29, 2019 Alas, the Apostrophe Protection Society is no more. John Richards, who founded the Society in 2001 in order to help maintain the correct use of the “much abused” punctuation mark, has thrown in the towel, claiming that “the ignorance and laziness present in modern times have won.” This is understandable. Mr Richards is 96, and…

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Rollercoaster Politics sets a new pitch for Election 2020

Rollercoaster Politics sets a new pitch for Election 2020

Peter Wilson Wellington, December 29, 2019 The main parties are ending the political year with their support levels delicately poised and there’s no certainty that the Jacinda Ardern’s government will win a second term in the 2020 election. After a year of successes, scandals and failures Labour and National are holding their support at levels not much different to election…

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Illegal labourers deported from Mount Roskill, Auckland

Illegal labourers deported from Mount Roskill, Auckland

Sourced Content Wellington, December 28, 2019 A group of eight Chinese nationals working unlawfully in the construction industry have been deported following an investigation and compliance action by Immigration New Zealand (INZ). INZ General Manager for Verification and Compliance Stephen Vaughan said that the eight men were detained after a tip off about unlawful Chinese nationals living in the suburb…

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