Pragmatism should guide engagement with India

Venkat Raman It took a visit for National Party Leader Simon Bridges to understand the mechanics of engagement with India- that it is a step-by-step process which should involve business-to-business and sector-to-sector relationship rather than the so-called ‘Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement’ and ‘All-inclusive Economic Cooperation.’ Mr Bridges was in India on his first visit last week; it is difficult for…

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Labour Party President resigns

Supplied Content Labour Party Leader Jacinda Ardern has accepted the resignation of Party President Nigel Haworth. She issued the following Statement: In the last 48 hours, I have read incredibly distressing reports of an alleged sexual assault involving members of the Labour Party. Extremely serious allegations This morning I was provided some of the correspondence from complainants written to the…

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Healthy Families spell happy communities

Healthy Families spell happy communities

Dr Ashraf Choudhary There is a general perception that Middlemore Hospital (in South Auckland) is over-crowded, has long patient waiting lists, doctors and nurses are overworked, and for many patients, parking is a nightmare and expensive. This reflects the state of affairs of health facilities in South Auckland, which generally represents a low socio-economic base and education in our region.…

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Voice of ethnic communities gets stronger and louder

Which is why you must vote in the Local Government Elections Dr Ashraf Choudhary Have you ever wondered who makes decisions about such things as local parks for sports, reserves, free events for young and old, libraries, swimming pools, arts and culture, transport, water supply and sewerage, local roads maintenance, refuse collection, maintaining museums, mowing berms and so on? It…

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Carrying voices of communities to serve

Our Christchurch Correspondent Shirish Paranjape is a strong advocate of ethnic representation at various governance roles so that voices are heard and concerns are addressed appropriately. He currently represents the Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board at the Riccarton House and Bush Trust and seeking re-election. Eventful three years Shirish said that the three-year term as an elected member was very eventful and…

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