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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Demand to publicise all Party donations gets louder

Indian Newslink to raise nationwide public debate Venkat Raman The fear of increasing foreign influence on New Zealand politics through donations made to political parties has raised the need for accountability and transparency through revised legislation and regulations. At the core of such a need is the charge that National and Labour, the two major Political Parties receive donations, the…

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Progressive engagement spells qualitative government

Priyanca Radhakrishnan The Indian Newslink Lecture (held on Monday, July 29, 2019 at Pullman Hotel Auckland) was the ninth of its kind but the first in the rebranded series. Previously known as ‘Indian Newslink Sir Anand Satyanand Lecture Series,’ the annual event aims to provide our communities with the opportunity to hear from those with direct experience of governance and…

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New facilities to improve services at Middlemore Hospital

New facilities to improve services at Middlemore Hospital

Venkat Raman Middlemore Hospital in South Auckland, which has been a subject of concern and public criticism, is to get a new lease of life with improved services. The country’s busiest hospital will get a state-of-the-art Acute Dialysis and Cardiac Service, following the approval of $14.6 million in additional funding announced last week. Increased patient intake Health Minister Dr David…

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Leaders emphasise importance of Inclusion citing INL Awards

Venkat Raman Ethnic communities contribute substantially to various sectors of the New Zealand economy and it is necessary to acknowledge them, a Minister of the Crown has said. Ethnic Communities Minister Jenny Salesa said that the South Asian and South East Asian communities in general and the Indian community in particular have been great achievers in various sporting activities. “They…

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