Andy Coster sets three key priorities for New Zealand Police

Andy Coster sets three key priorities for New Zealand Police

Venkat Raman Auckland, August 2, 2020 Enhancing human capital, high quality service delivery and prevention of crime through partnerships are three key priorities that the new Police Commissioner Andy Coster has set for the New Zealand Police during his five-year term. Speaking at a special Powhiri held in his honour on his appointment as Police Commissioner at the Pipitea Marae…

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‘Team of Six Million’ dubs Covid quarantine fees unfair

‘Team of Six Million’ dubs Covid quarantine fees unfair

Laura Walters Wellington, August 1, 2020 Overseas Kiwis affected by the new managed isolation fees say that the Policy does not stand up to the usual tests of efficiency or fairness. When Minister in charge of Managed Isolation and Quarantine Dr Megan Woods announced a new, user-pays managed isolation system, expat Facebook groups quickly became crammed with impassioned comments. Coordinated…

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Bakshi launches his campaign in Panmure-Otahuhu

Bakshi launches his campaign in Panmure-Otahuhu

Venkat Raman Auckland, August 1, 2020 National Party MP Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi launched his campaign on July 25, 2020 for the ensuing general elections at the Panmure-Otahuhu Constituency in the midst of a number of fellow lawmakers and new candidates contesting across Auckland. The first India-born candidate to enter Parliament as a List MP in 2008, Mr Bakshi is currently…

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Reluctance to reveal details raises Covid-19 concerns

Reluctance to reveal details raises Covid-19 concerns

Anusha Bradley  Hawke’s Bay, August 1, 2020 There are concerns that Covid-19 patients may not always tell the truth about with whom they been in contact. The issue was raised in discussions between senior Health Ministry staff about a report into three public health units contact tracing ability carried out by consultants Allen and Clarke. The “deep-dive” into the operations…

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