NZ-Australia talks highlight deportations

NZ-Australia talks highlight deportations

Chris Bramwell  Auckland, February 22, 2019 The issue of Australia deporting New Zealanders who have committed crimes across the Tasman has become corrosive in the relationship between the two countries, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has said. Ms Ardern and her Australian counterpart, Scott Morrison held their annual talks in Auckland today (Friday, February 22, 2019). Mr Morrison has forgone the…

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Pakistan should not ignore global anger over Pulwama attack

Pakistan should not ignore global anger over Pulwama attack

It is time Islamabad brought terrorists to justice Venkat Raman Auckland, February 22, 2019 Never in its 72-year history as an independent, Sovereign country has India committed any aggression on any of its neighbours, especially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan; in fact, it has been a singular victim of the latter’s homegrown terrorist attacks. The latest attack, that took place…

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NZ First to hire experts to study Tax recommendations

NZ First to hire experts to study Tax recommendations

Jo Moir Wellington, February 23, 2019 New Zealand First is seeking its own advice on a Capital Gains Tax, as three dissenting members of the working group call for a scaled-back version of it. The Tax Working Group announced this week that the government could raise $8 billion over five years by taxing land, shares, investment properties, business assets and intellectual property. Dissenting voices…

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Capital Gains Tax in New Zealand: What you need to know

Capital Gains Tax in New Zealand: What you need to know

Wellington, February 22, 2019 The Coalition Government’s Tax Working Group is recommending a broad extension of taxing Capital Gains. Here is what you need to know: The Group, chaired by Sir Michael Cullen, has recommended the following: Tax the Capital Gain on sale of land, shares, business assets, intangible assets such as intellectual property. Tax to be imposed when the…

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Working Group recommends Captain Gains Tax

Working Group recommends Captain Gains Tax

Gyles Beckford  Wellington, February 21, 2019 The Tax Working Group is recommending a broad extension of taxing Captain Gains, and consideration of environmental taxes, changes to personal income tax thresholds, retirement savings, and charities. A Captain Gains Tax is a tax on the profit from the sale of an asset. The Suggestions Among its main recommendations are: Tax the Capital…

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Rotuman Language classes commence in Auckland

Supplied Content Auckland, February 21, 2019 The Rotuman Community in Auckland has announced commencement of Rotuman Language Classes, marking the ‘International Mother Language Day,’ observed throughout the world today as a United Nations approved programme. Organised by the Auckland Rotuman Fellowship Group Incorporated (ARFGI), the endangered Rotuman language is being taught by elders and qualified teachers. Chairperson Faga Fasala said,…

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Meeting avers to make Pakistan Association dynamic

Meeting avers to make Pakistan Association dynamic

PANZ online voting begins; final polling on Sunday, February 24 Auckland, February 21, 2019 Members of the Pakistan Association of New Zealand (PANZ) had an opportunity to understand the aims and objectives of a group seeking to be elected to various posts at the forthcoming election of office-bears of the Association in Auckland. Online Voting which began a few days…

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Tribute to ‘Mother Languages’ fosters respect for cultural diversity

Tribute to ‘Mother Languages’ fosters respect for cultural diversity

Michael Wood Wellington, February 21, 2019 ‘International Mother Language Day’ is being observed today, (Thursday, October 21) to promote awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism worldwide. The term ‘Mother Tongue’ or ‘Mother Language’ is used for the language that a person learnt as a child at home (usually from their parents). Children growing up in bilingual homes can,…

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Proposal to raise Home-based educators’ qualification to Level Four

Proposal to raise Home-based educators’ qualification to Level Four

Have your say on the changes coming Supplied Content Wellington, February 20, 2019 The government-subsidised education and care of young children that takes place in the educator’s home or in the child’s home will become professionalised, to ensure better and more consistent quality, Education Minister Chris Hipkins has said. He said this morning that Home-based Early Childhood Education has been…

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