NZer to Head World Bank

Banker John Austin has been appointed to the helm of the Washington-based World Bank (one of the world’s largest sources of financial assistance for developing countries). Austin has resigned from his current position, as head of private development bank Nimmo-Bell, to take up the post. In late 2002 Austin finished a 6 year tenure as alternate Executive Director to the Asia Development Bank. “John’s experience, particularly with the ADB, gives him a strong understanding of international financial institutions and development banking as well as development issues for small island countries” said NZ Finance Minister Dr Michael Cullen.


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Moe mai rā Nancy Brunning

Moe mai rā Nancy Brunning

One of New Zealand’s best loved actresses Nancy Brunning, made famous as Nurse Jaki on Shortland Street, has died in Wellington, aged 48, Daily Mail Australia reports. Brunning, a talented playwright, acting…