Schengen States ease visa rules for Non-New Zealand citizens

Schengen States ease visa rules for Non-New Zealand citizens

Venkat Raman The European Commission has eased visa regulations to allow easier access to Non-New Zealanders to travel to Schengen member States. The move will open up a large part of Europe to New Zealand residents holding passports other than those issued by the New Zealand government. New Zealand citizens already have easier access to these countries. The procedure Claire…

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Agreement on Ihumatao expected by Waitangi Day

Agreement on Ihumatao expected by Waitangi Day

Sourced Content The Kiingitanga flag at Ihumatao has come down and Kiingitanga representatives say a positive resolution is expected ahead of Waitangi Day. Kiingi Tuheitia arrived at Ihumatao this morning after a fence was removed by Fletcher Building yesterday sparking talks that a settlement was close. About 60 people from both the Kiingitanga and protest group Save Our Unique Landscape (SOUL) were…

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The mistake that Labour makes on Whanau Ora Programme

The mistake that Labour makes on Whanau Ora Programme

Peter Dunne When a Minister dismisses the criticisms of a high-powered group of citizens as just “political,” one knows immediately that the criticisms being made both have more substance than that and are probably pretty accurate. So it is with the case of Whanau Ora Minister Peeni Henare and the group of distinguished Maori women led by Dame Tariana Turia…

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National Party says New Zealand should remain neutral

National Party says New Zealand should remain neutral

Auckland, January 13, 2020 National Party has said that the government should ignore advice from Iran and not pick a side in its conflict with the United States of America. Iran’s embassy in Wellington told RNZ that New Zealand should come out against the “wrong approach” of the Trump administration. It called on New Zealand to promote peace and security in…

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Telangana keen on multiple engagement with New Zealand

Telangana keen on multiple engagement with New Zealand

Venkat Raman The Telangana government is keen to tap the existing and emerging potential for businesses in New Zealand and will consider appropriate incentives for two-way engagement. That was a gist of the discussions that IT, Electronics and Communications Minister Kalvakuntla Taraka Rama Rao (popularly known as KTR) held with Labour MP and Parliamentary Private Secretary to Ethnic Communities Minister…

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Travel agency bites the dust betraying innocent travellers

Travel agency bites the dust betraying innocent travellers

It’s time for the government to regulate the sector Venkat Raman An Auckland based travel agency has gone bust, leaving scores of passengers in the lurch after allegedly collecting money and issuing bogus tickets. It is time that the government put in place legislation to protect the hard-earned money of ordinary New Zealanders and make travel agents liable to their…

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