Mount Albert candidate faces family court charges

Venkat Raman – Vin Tomar, the New Zealand People’s Party nominee in the forthcoming by-election in Mount Albert is facing charges at the Morrinsville Family Court in Waikato. His wife Monika Tomar has accused him of physical, verbal and

High Commission shifting to new premises

Supplied Content –  The High Commission of India will shift to new premises in Wellington, a press notification issued on February 9, 2017 said. All offices of the High Commission will be located at Level 2, Ranchhod Tower, 102-112, Lambton

Back to the Greeks, Romans and New Zealanders

Sourced Content (Massey University) – From Hollywood to homegrown theatre, Ancient Greece and Rome have captured people’s imagination for centuries with tales and myths of sex, violence, dysfunctional families, cruel gods and corrupt politics. Classical Studies scholars at Massey University

Budget boost for safer New Zealand

Bill English –  New Zealand has been ranked the fourth-safest country in the world. Like you, I want to make it number one. That is why, Police Minister Paula Bennett and I announced a new $503 million Safer Communities package

Leaders speak against students’ deportation

Staff Reporter –  Political Parties in the opposition benches have closed ranks to come down heavily on the deportation orders against a small group of international students from India. The controversy over deportation has been raging since August last year

Fierce competition brings increasing accolades

Global Finance ticks 11 Awards in 2016 Venkat Raman – In a crowded market of financial advisors, brokers and agents, staying ahead is a challenge, often daunting or intimidating but those who have the grit, team spirit and the

Rent or buy, houses haunt Aucklanders

Priyanca Radhakrishnan – Aucklanders continue to experience soaring house prices, increasing rents and home ownership has fallen to its lowest level in 65 years. We are fourth in the world relative to income and second relative to rents. An OECD

Timing is the essence of OCR moves

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) announced on Thursday, February 9, 2017 that it would maintain the Official Cash Rate (OCR) at 1.75%, as widely expected. The language of the media statement largely retained the neutral tone from November.

Wheeler to call it a day at Reserve Bank

Supplied Content –  Wellington, February 7, 2017 Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler today announced that he will not be seeking a second term as Governor when his current term ends on September 26 this year. Mr Wheeler said, “It has

World’s longest flight lands in Auckland

Auckland International Airport, Monday, February 6, 2017 The inaugural flight of Qatar Airways, the world’s longest air service, landed at Auckland International Airport at 715 am, 17 hours and 30 minutes after it took off from Doha, covering 14,539 kms,

Home purchase can be unsettling- very

Farah Khan –  The idiom, “Marry in haste, repent at leisure,” is true of the property sector. Many buyers feel that they were too quick to grab deals to understand the deal properly but soon find out that they could

Serious challenges confront commercial banks

Sam Shuttleworth –  ‘The Future of Banking through a Kiwi Lens’ (A PricewaterhouseCoopers Strategy and Future of Banking in Australia) looks at the performance of Australia’s big banks and raises questions about the six trends that are forcing them to