Editorial Two – New Statute will open up banks and insurers

Issue 424 October 1, 2019 Commercial banks have brought down their grilled and glass-panelled counters, allowing for closer interaction with customers; insurers largely operate through brokers who reach across to people and offer them products and services, and most importantly, rise to every occasion to settle claims. But all is not well with the finance sector, with banks and insurance…

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Temporary Visa changes will disrupt SMEs

Temporary Visa changes will disrupt SMEs

Raj Pardeep Singh Immigration New Zealand (INZ) announced on September 18, 2019 the long-awaited temporary work visa changes. Most of the changes that will affect employers more than migrant workers and will not happen until 2021. Migrant communities unimpressed These changes are not very impressive to migrant communities. The most effected people from these changes will be small to medium…

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Auckland Conference brings Fijians of the World

Auckland Conference brings Fijians of the World

Venkat Raman The challenges and successes of the Fijian Diaspora and the potential for their contributions to the growth of the Fijian economy are among the topics that are expected to be discussed at a conference in Auckland this week. Organised by the Fiji-based ‘Genda Project,’ the one-day event titled, ‘Genda Diaspora Talks- Fijians of the World,’ will be held…

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Telangana Association plans Music and Comedy Night

Telangana Association plans Music and Comedy Night

Dorothy Winstone Centre, Auckland October 4 at 630 pm Venkat Raman Auckland based Telangana Association of New Zealand is organising its ‘Telugu Comedy and Entertainment Night’ on Saturday, October 4, 2019 at Dorothy Winstone Centre of Auckland Girls Grammar School, Howe Street in Auckland City. The Programme, which is scheduled to be held from 630 pm to 930 pm, will…

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Cultural excellence enhances our Festivals of South India

Cultural excellence enhances our Festivals of South India

Venkat Raman The First Annual Indian Newslink Festivals of South India was a special event. Held on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Sacred Heart College Auditorium, it brought together, for the first time, five Associations representing five States of South India to present their respective culture, costumes and cuisine. With more than 150 participants and a hundred men and women…

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Andhra amazes with robust dance styles

Andhra amazes with robust dance styles

Srilatha Magatala Andhra Pradesh has always been known for its rich culture. This State has presented a wide range of Performing Arts including Dance, Drama and Music to the world. Many composers of Carnatic Music, including Annamacharya, Khetrayya and Bhadrachala Ramadas belong to this State. Modern Carnatic Music Composers and singers such as Ghantasala, Sujatha Puligella, and Balamurali Krishna are…

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