Border exemptions allow migrant families to enter New Zealand

First phase for health workers; flights from India still undecided                        Immigration Minister Kris Faafoi (RNZ Screenshot) The New Zealand government is easing its tight grip on immigration by allowing families of health workers to come to New Zealand. However, they should follow the normal application process and re-apply. The…

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SWAN Analysis creates self-awareness, boosts self-confidence

                     The Meditation Technique (Photo Supplied) Just as we use SWOT Analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) within our businesses, we can use SWAN Analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Aspirations & Needs) to gain a better understanding and acceptance of ourselves. Empowerment emerges as we understand and learn to discriminate between our strengths,…

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Geographic profile provides finance advisors snapshot

Supplied Content Wellington, April 18, 2021 The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) has provided transitional licence numbers under the new financial advice regime, revealing how many financial advice providers are operating in New Zealand. The geographic profile follows the start of the new financial advice regime last month. An FMA infographic shows that there are more than 3000 financial advice businesses…

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Economically challenged Whitireia students receive scholarships

Supplied Content April 18, 2021 Thirty-six Whitireia students received scholarships from the Whitireia Foundation to assist with their 2021 studies on April 6, 2021. The scholarships are awarded to achievers facing financial difficulties that would impact their ability to study, and students who are enthusiastic and willing to work hard to succeed in their chosen field of study. A majority…

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Revisiting Official Information Act: Transparency needed, not delays

Unless you are the Hermione Granger type, you are likely to remember that parent-teacher interviews are not especially enjoyable. It can be a tedious process, with everyone (parent, teacher, and student) on show, discussing the highs and lows of the learning process. And yet, parent-teacher interviews are an important tool for ensuring parent, teacher, and student are all working together…

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Public opinion sought on changes to tertiary education

Supplied Content Wellington, April 18, 2021 The Education Ministry is seeking public opinion on a number of proposed changes to the wellbeing and safety of international students and tertiary sector learners. The changes are proposed to be introduced in January 2022 and your response and views are required by May 21, 2021. The Ministry has launched this consultation on behalf…

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Takes of the Week: MIQ testing, National Party regimes

Analysis by Peter Wilson Wellington, April 17, 2021 A startling revelation shows up cracks in the testing regime just as the Vaccine rollout comes under scrutiny, and National faces another bout of leadership speculation. The government’s pandemic response was under stress this week as a series of revelations raised questions about the integrity of its systems. The most surprising was…

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Professional bankers launch tailored mortgage loan services

‘Finance Experts’ trio promise quality and honest customer care Mahesh Amrute, Simi Sethu and Sid Bhalla of Finance Experts Limited   Three former bankers with a combined experience of almost 35 years in the mortgage loan market have established a mortgage brokerage company to serve the growing market for various types of loans, including those for first-time buyers and investors.…

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