Bullying at the top must stop

Editorial One Issue 406, December 15, 2018 The State Services Commission is currently investigating complaints of bullying against former Retirement Commissioner Diane Maxwell and Parliamentary Services is looking into similar allegations against National MP Maggie Barry. In both cases, former or existing staff members have filed these complaints. Recorded allegations Ms Barry said that Parliamentary Services has cleared her name,…

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We seek hands of friendship

Editorial Two Issue 406, December 15, 2018 As Indian Newslink steps into its 20th year of publication, we mark the occasion expressing our gratitude, solemnity and solidarity with our people- advertisers, sponsors, contributors, correspondents, readers and staff- for they have been the instruments of our destiny since we launched our publication on November 15, 1999. Over the years, we have…

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May the Awards inspire a million businesses to blossom

Editorial The Eleventh Annual Indian Newslink Indian Business Awards Presentation Ceremony held on Monday, November 26, 2018 at the Sky City Convention Centre in Auckland was in many ways a trend-setter. The event, which had the good fortune of the presence of political, corporate, business and community leaders, brought to the fore one indisputable factor – that the Indian business…

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Exploitation of migrant workers must stop

Editorial Two Issue 403, November 15, 2018 We have carried two reports of exploitation of vulnerable workers at two different parts of the country, in each of which the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) has imposed fines and/or ordered compensation on charges of having made their workers overworked and underpaid. In the first case, A Labour Inspectorate investigation found that Jagran…

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Inter-agency ‘dialogue’ on harder China line

Sam Sachdeva Defence Force chief Kevin Short has offered some insight into the Government’s harder line on China, confirming a ‘dialogue’ took place about the strength of statements in a new defence policy document. National claims the comments, along with a lack of movement on a free trade upgrade, show uncertainty about the Government’s position on China is starting to…

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