Government creates ‘Culturally Arranged Visitor Visa’

Government creates ‘Culturally Arranged Visitor Visa’

Venkat Raman Auckland, November 13, 2019 The government has set up a new category called ‘Culturally Arranged Visitor Visa’ to cater to people who subscribe to arranged marriages conducted overseas. An additional complement of 177 staff have been recruited since June this year to help with visa processing and reduce delays. Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway told Indian Newslink this evening…

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The tragedy of Jallianwala Bagh at Wellington Exhibition

The tragedy of Jallianwala Bagh at Wellington Exhibition

Wellington, November 13, 2019 Ekta New Zealand will host Amritsar’s Partition Museum Exhibition: ‘Punjab Under Siege: The Jallianwala Bagh Massacre’ in Wellington from November 21 to November 29, 2019. In this second and concluding part, the Organisation examines the events leading up to the Massacre and why the story is being told once again a hundred years later.  The East…

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After Super Over, Black Caps ready for Test Series

After Super Over, Black Caps ready for Test Series

Bridget Tunnicliffe Auckland, November 15, 2019 Black Caps Coach Gary Stead is philosophical about the decisions made on November 10, 2019 when the fifth Twenty20 international in Auckland was forced into a Super Over. England enjoyed a thrilling Super Over win against New Zealand and 3-2 series victory in the rain-truncated 11-over match. Chasing New Zealand’s total of 146-5, Chris Jordan…

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Dunedin Convenience Store director fined for law breach

Dunedin Convenience Store director fined for law breach

Supplied Content Wellington, November 12, 2019 The Employment Relations Authority (ERA) has ordered Satyam Limited, which was operating a convenience store in Dunedin, to pay $18,000 in penalties, and its director, Sunilkumar Dalpatbhai Mistry, to personally pay a further $9000 in penalties for negligent record keeping and holiday pay breaches. The penalties are in addition to $3000 of infringement fees…

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Education overhaul includes new Support Agency

Education overhaul includes new Support Agency

Schools lose right to manage zonal system John Gerritsen Wellington, November 12, 2019  The government is creating a new division in the Education Ministry in an overhaul that will strip schools of the right to manage their enrolment zones and their property. There will also be minimum standards for prospective principals and possible compulsory training for school trustees. Education Minister…

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Priorities set for growth and accountability

Priorities set for growth and accountability

Auckland, November 12, 2019 Ensuring that Auckland’s infrastructure keeps pace with the growth in our population so that we can tackle traffic congestion, housing shortages and unaffordability and environmental pressures is on top of my list of priorities for the coming term of the Auckland Council. Following that, reducing carbon emissions to meet our obligations around climate change and making…

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University of Auckland tops in student accommodation

University of Auckland tops in student accommodation

Supplied Content Auckland, November 12, 2019 University of Auckland is set to open its new Hostel (Waiparuru) in time for the 2020 academic year, bringing the total number of beds available for students to 4500. The addition will make the University the largest provider of student accommodation. Strategic decision Michael Rengers, Associate Director of Accommodation, said that only 10 years…

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Middlemore nurses sick of bullying but too scared to complain

Middlemore nurses sick of bullying but too scared to complain

Phil Pennington Auckland, November 12, 2019   Bullying of highly trained nurses has been going on for years at one of the country’s busiest neonatal units for premature babies, newly released documents show. Staff have called into question the safety of care in a toxic environment at the unit at South Auckland’s Middlemore Hospital. RNZ has learned of investigations that…

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House of Lords marks Ayurveda Day in London

Supplied Content London, November 10, 2019 The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Indian Traditional Sciences celebrated Ayurveda Day 2019 at a packed meeting in Houses of Lords on November 5, 2019. Among those present were Baroness Uddin, Sri Lankan High Commissioner Manisha Gunasekera, Indian High Commission Coordination Minister Manmeet Singh Minister and Counsellor Yamuna S V. Baroness Uddin exalted the…

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