National offers small businesses cash grant, employment law changes

Venkat Raman Auckland, August 29, 2020 Cash grants for creating jobs, repealing sections of the Employment Relations Act, capital injection for investments and reducing tax compliance costs are a part of the business package offered by the National Party for small businesses. Leader Judith Collins said that New Zealanders need a government with the experience, the competence and the vision…

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National offers small businesses cash grant, employment law changes

National offers small businesses cash grant, employment law changes

Venkat Raman Auckland, August 29, 2020 Cash grants for creating jobs, repealing sections of the Employment Relations Act, capital injection for investments and reducing tax compliance costs are a part of the business package offered by the National Party for small businesses. Leader Judith Collins said that New Zealanders need a government with the experience, the competence and the vision…

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Job opportunities for disadvantaged New Zealand imperative

Job opportunities for disadvantaged New Zealand imperative

Wellington, August 28, 2020 The ongoing impact of Covid-19 on Kiwis’ wages revealed by the latest labour market survey are a grave concern. Labour market statistics for the June quarter revealed that median incomes falling for the first time since records began in 1998, with Kiwis’ take home pay down 7.6% to $652 a week. The income measure captures income…

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Ten steps help small businesses to face current challenges

Covid-19 and the subsequent lockdowns at various levels have affected the global economy and New Zealand is not immune to the adverse effects of the pandemic. The measures announced by the government have had some softening impact, but small business owners are among the worst hit and will continue to face tough challenges for a length of time. The following…

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Unity and discipline help Auckland fight Covid resurgence

Testing and social distancing should still be observed Celebrations for Indian Independence Day this year were unfortunately interrupted by the recent resurgence of Covid-19 and Auckland’s return to Level 3 Lockdown. As ever, I had been looking forward to attending events to mark this special occasion, and was disappointed that they were not possible this year. To all members of…

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Complexity shrouds extradition of mass murderer to Australia

Complexity shrouds extradition of mass murderer to Australia

Venkat Raman Auckland, August 27, 2020 New Zealand First Party Leader Winston Peters wants Brenton Tarrant to be sent back to Australia. but Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said that extradition is a complex process and that there is no legal framework at present. The terrorist was sentenced for life without parole at the Christchurch High Court on Thursday, August 27,…

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Christchurch massacre terrorist gets life without parole

Christchurch massacre terrorist gets life without parole

Warning: This story carries details of the Mosque shootings and can be distressing ‘Harshest sentence in New Zealand’s history’ Tim Brown Christchurch, August 27, 2020 The man who carried out the Mosque attacks in Christchurch on March 15, 2019 has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of ever leaving jail. Australian Brenton Tarrant (29) had earlier admitted…

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India charts inimitable course of non-coercive diplomacy

India charts inimitable course of non-coercive diplomacy

New Delhi, August 26, 2020 The expression “soft power” may be understood in terms of a usable national capacity to advance foreign policy objectives and priorities of a country by non-coercive means. Being an ability to shape a broader narrative in bilateral and multilateral diplomacy, it remains a vital instrument in foreign policy by itself or as a complement to…

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