‘My Vision for New Zealand’ fosters an egalitarian, clean and green society

‘My Vision for New Zealand’ fosters an egalitarian, clean and green society

‘A place where good ideas grow and where we are good for the world’ Jacinda Ardern Auckland, August 11, 2020 Standfirst: The following is the full text (with the exclusion of initial greetings) of the Address by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at the Tenth Annual Indian Newslink Lecture held at Mahatma Gandhi Centre in Auckland Central on Thursday, Auckland 6,…

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Challenges trigger opportunities and potential to achieve

Challenges trigger opportunities and potential to achieve

“New Zealand is where good ideas grow”-Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern Venkat Raman Auckland, August 11, 2020 New Zealand faces a series of challenges but each of these present opportunities to grow and Kiwis have the inherent potential to match them, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said. Delivering the Indian Newslink Lecture at Mahatma Gandhi Centre in Central Auckland on Thursday, August…

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Campaigns rage but can Collins get ahead of Ardern?

Campaigns rage but can Collins get ahead of Ardern?

Grant Duncan Auckland, August 9, 2020 The starting gates in New Zealand’s September 19 election race are finally full. Prime minister Jacinda Ardern is the bookies’ favourite and the opposition took a long time to settle. All the same, punters may still want to hedge their bets. Labour high in polls While the National Party’s internal disarray has made it look easy for…

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It is time to bring back migrant workers stranded offshore

It is time to bring back migrant workers stranded offshore

Auckland, August 9, 2020 Tens of thousands of people holding temporary visas are stranded abroad. According to Migrant Workers Association of Aotearoa, there are about 42,000 such people waiting for the New Zealand government to relax its border controls and allow them to return. Many of them have New Zealand-born children and all of their personal belongings here. Their future is uncertain…

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New Zealand must set up National Health Agency to manage threats

New Zealand must set up National Health Agency to manage threats

The Covid-19-free country can be a global example Michael Baker, Amanda Kvalsvig & Nick Wilson Otago, New Zealand, August 9, 2020 On Sunday, August 9, 2020, New Zealand marked 100 days without community transmission of Covid-19. From the first known case imported into New Zealand on February 26, 2020 to the last case of community transmission detected on May 1, 2020 elimination…

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New Zealand should open borders for international students

New Zealand should open borders for international students

Vital for economic growth, employment and progress Auckland, August 9, 2020 New Zealand borders need to be opened to International students. The loss incurred to the economy and to universities is extremely high, especially considering that New Zealand is able to manage the return of the international students safely. Immigration New Zealand (INZ) figures as at the end of May…

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From holography to hands-free, smartphones are a changing

From holography to hands-free, smartphones are a changing

Darwin, Joy of Android Auckland, August 9, 2020 “The future phones would be far different from what they are now.”  Those were the words of Ivan Guzenko, Chief Executive and Co-Founder of SmartyAds when asked to share his ideas of how the future smartphones would be.  Modern technology continues to advance with time. So, smartphone users ask themselves what futuristic…

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