New Privacy Laws to protect personal information in force now

Image from Privacy Commissioner website Businesses, sports and other organisations functioning in New Zealand will be required to comply with a wide range of Privacy Laws that have come into force effective today, December 1, 2020. According to Privacy Commissioner John Edwards that everyone holding or processing personal information of people must ensure their privacy and safety and that breaches…

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Keep Calm and Stick to the Fundamentals

Housing affordability and the rapidly escalating property prices are issues that are being constantly highlighted, analysed and discussed across all media over the last couple of months. Almost every other day we keep coming across reports of new price records being set for properties, especially those with “development potential”. Even properties in fringe suburbs which were considered reasonably affordable six…

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Islamic Women’s Council wants Coroner’s Inquest

Karoline Tuckey Wellington, November 30, 2020 A Coroner’s inquest into the Christchurch mosque attacks is needed to deliver sorely needed public accountability, the Islamic Women’s Council (IWC) has said. The final Report from a long Royal Commission of Inquiry into the events leading up to the March 15,  2019 murder of 51 people by convicted terrorist Brenton Harrison Tarrant was delivered to government…

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Pakistan Association honours businesses, community workers

Supplied Content Auckland, November 30, 2020 The Pakistani community honoured businesses and its members at an Awards Ceremony held on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at Te Atatu Community Centre in West Auckland. Organised by Pakistan Association of New Zealand (PANZ), the event witnessed Awards presented under Special Recognition and Community Services. Guests of Honour Among the Guests of Honour were…

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Mental health nurse dies suddenly in Auckland

Staff Reporter Auckland, November 29, 2020 Staff Reporter Auckland, November 29, 2020 Suresh Vengetaraman, a Nurse in Counties Manukau, passed away suddenly at work on Wednesday, November 25, 2020. He was 43 years old. He left behind his wife Pauline (aka Nava), their son Timothy (13) and daughter Tabitha (5) and a large number of colleagues and friends who are…

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New Zealanders feel blessed as Santa Parade sees record crowds

Santa greets children before heading back to the North Pole Supplied and Sourced Content Auckland, November 29, 2020 Despite the rain, spirits were not dampened today (Sunday, November 29, 2020) as Aucklanders came out to celebrate their most wonderful time of the year at the Farmers Santa Parade.  Led by Hilary Barry dressed in a super-cute festive costume, the large-scale…

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Call for concerted efforts to tackle family violence

Bainimarama launches public consultation for National Action                                Fiji’s Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama speaking at the launch Violence against women and children is a global menace which can be prevented through collective, positive action, Fiji’s Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama has said. “Violence against women…

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