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Two members of the Indian commu-nity have been appointed to the Filmand Labelling Review Body.
Veer Khar and Dr Paramjeet
Parmar were listed in an eight-mem- ber panel announced by the InternalAffairs Minister Chris Tremain re-cently.The appointees are required tohelp ensure that the interests of thegeneral public are taken into accountin the labelling of
“Community Rep-resentatives comefrom a range of back-grounds and ages.Together they offer adepth of understand-ing of New Zealand perspectives, ways of life and beliefs, whichcontribute to the appropriate label-
ling of lms available for reviewing
by New Zealanders,” Mr Tremainsaid.The Labelling Body issues labels
to all lms supplied to the public andrates unrestricted lms. Community
representatives assist the LabellingBody, as required, in carrying outday-to-day activities of rating and
issuing labels for lms, videos and
DVDs.The appointees are: Denise
Ewe, Veer Khar, Pe Kingi, Joseph
Liava’a, David Lui, Shana Malio,George Ngatai and Dr ParmjeetParmar.
Veer Khar in addition to being
a professional engineer, has a back-ground in International Relationsand Human Rights.As general secretary of NewZealand Indian Association (2007-10); he not only project managed publishing of community initi-ated “Historical Book” about ‘EarlySettlers’ from South Asia in NewZealand butalso started the process of ana-lytical, intuitiveand result drivenengagementthrough submis-sions and regular interaction with policy makers on behalf of the com-munity.He has been instrumental indevising strategies and arrangedfunding for effective functioning of community organisations and con-sistently ensured provision of thehighest standard of service and in-tegrity of volunteers.Dr Parmar, who holds a PhDin Biological Sciences, is a broad-caster with local radio station RadioTarana.Community representatives’ ap- pointment terms are on-going butreviewed at least once every threeyears.
Khar, Parmar named
in lm review body
As Western economies ounder,
emerging countries like India andChina are projected to become ever more dominant.In order to survive, Dr ReubenAbraham, of the Indian School of Business, says New Zealand needsto make the most of any opportu-nities this growthoffers.Dr Abraham, ex-ecutive director of thecentre for EmergingMarkets at the IndianBusiness School, saidall business oppor-tunities for the next50 to 100 years weregoing to come out of India and China.
just have to adjust tothe fact that this ischaotic and you justhave to live with itand just go out thereand get things done,”he told TV3’s First-line recently.Dr Abraham said New Zealandneeded to make more of its tourismopportunities, as 150,000 Indiantourists travelled to Australia lastyear.He had earlier addressed a NZ-India International ConnectionsSeminar in Auckland.Introducing Dr Abraham, India- NZ Business Council chairmanWenceslaus Anthony spoke of the New Zealand Government’s plans.“The Government has an ambi-tious goal for New Zealand – to in-crease the ratio of exports to GDPfrom the current 30% to 40% by2025. “Thus it is a call to our busi-nesses to develop more internation-ally competitive businesses it is also
clear that we need to lift the proleof Kiwi businesses in international
markets.“We need to tell the ‘NewZealand Story’- We need to see the‘New Zealand Story’ used by NewZealand businesses to build greater brand recognition and demand for our goods and services overseas. For exporters to be successful they needto be competitive,” Mr Anthonysaid. “Businesses are looking for op- portunities in the global scenario.“This might becapturing value fromdesign expertise andintellectual property,or at the distribution or retail end of the chain.“Or it might be dif-ferent ways of doing business such as jointventures or inward or outward direct invest-ments,” Mr Anthonysaid.“Our expertise inniche areas – in bothcommodity and other high-value technolo-gy-based sectors – isstrength.“NZ has a diasporaoffshore, including
many inuential and well-connected
New Zealanders who remain com-mitted to enhancing New Zealand’seconomic interests. The challengefor us all – business and Govern-ment – is to grasp these opportuni-
ties for the benet of New Zealand,”
Mr Anthony said.
Make more of opportunities,
NZ businesses told
Veer KharDr Parmar Dr. Reuben Abraham