Archive for June 27th, 2017

All the changes coming up from July 1

All the changes coming up from July 1

IT’S nearly the start of the new financial year, which means, as always, a raft of changes. From fees and charges to family tax benefits and superannuation, here’s how the world will be different starting from July 1, 2017. POWER PRICES SKYROCKET Power prices are once again set to skyrocket in NSW, Queensland, South Australia […]

Australian kiwis say their rights are being eroded

Australian kiwis say their rights are being eroded

New Zealanders living in Australia are getting a raw deal, and the proposed changes to Australian citizenship will only make it worse. That is the warning from a lobby group for New Zealanders living in Australia, Oz Kiwi, which spent the past week in urgent meetings with politicians on both sides of the Tasman. Oz […]

Fiji Airways plan for more expansion

Fiji Airways plan for more expansion

Fiji Airways is planning a new expansion phase that will include growth in its medium-haul operation to Australia and New Zealand. Expansion of Fiji Airways’ Australia network begins on 30-Jun-2017 with the launch of two weekly flights to Adelaide. Fiji Airways  chief executive officer Andre Viljoen told CAPA on the sidelines of the recent IATA […]

Corruption and economy are PNG biggest worries

Corruption and economy are PNG biggest worries

Papua New Guinea’s Prime Minister Peter O’Neill is hoping voters will overlook economic problems and corruption controversies to give him a second term when they cast their ballots over the next two weeks. Voting has begun in PNG’s national elections, with the struggling economy and lack of government services at the forefront of voter concerns. […]

Ben Ryan looking again  at 7s coaching

Ben Ryan looking again at 7s coaching

FORMER Fiji 7s coach Ben Ryan is looking to get back into coaching in the 7s arena. The Englishman spoke on how the Olympic Games journey made him crave for more Olympics in the future. “When I wanted to leave it was back to 15s, but having been in the Olympic Games and getting that […]

Australia accused of not wanting some New Zealand migrants

Australia accused of not wanting some New Zealand migrants

Australia is being accused of treating New Zealanders poorly because of its increasing numbers of Maori and Pacific islanders. Former New Zealand Immigration Minister Aussie Malcolm says when he was in cabinet in the 1980s, his Australian counterparts would be quite open about having problems with brown skinned New Zealanders. He says what Australian politicians […]