Boxing Day promises an evening of Tamil hits

Venkat Raman Auckland, December 10, 2017 Music, dance, mimicry and announcement of details of a Short Film Contest are all a part of the Boxing Day Gift being offered by the Auckland Tamil Association. Titled, ‘Mannil Intha Kaathal’ (‘Love on

Workshops promote community awareness on social issues

Roopa Aur Aap Trust sets a trend in voluntary service Venkat Raman Auckland, December 10, 2017 Amdist a plethora of self-servers, there are a few do-gooders who dwelve into neglected areas of vulnerable people and provide them solace and support,

Dude, the spirit in us does not diminish with age

A Research Report on the drinking habits of Maori and Non-Maori Auckland, December 10, 2017 Very little is known about the role of alcohol in older people’s lives over the lifespan, patterns of alcohol use over older adulthood, and how

Black fury, terror and anarchy in Beetham

Kamal Persad The mainstream and social media captured the violent unrest that occurred in Beetham Gardens in Port of Spain in multi-racial Trinidad and Tobago on Thursday, November 23, 2017. Beetham residents created a gridlock on the highway leading to

India among winners of Anti-Corruption Excellence Award

Geneva, Switzerland December 10, 2017 India was among the six winners honoured at the ‘International Anti-Corruption Excellence (ACE) Awards 2017 held in Geneva on Friday, December 8, 2017. The Ceremony was held a day ahead of the ‘International Anti-Corruption Day’

Let us reflect and resolve to combat graft

International Anti-Corruption Day today Suzanne Snively Wellington, December 9, 2017 International Anti-Corruption day is a good day for New Zealanders’ to reflect on how fortunate we are to live in a country with low levels of corruption. This is a

Tell the UN about Human Rights in New Zealand

David Rutherford Wellington, December 9, 2017 The United Nations regularly reviews whether New Zealand is complying with its international human rights commitments. Over the next 18 months, there were a number of reviews dealing with significant issues such as housing,

Economic fortune swings with declining migrant numbers

Satish Ranchhod Auckland, December 9, 2017 New Zealand has experienced a massive migration boom. Flows of people into the country have been running hot for several years now, including large numbers arriving on temporary work and student visas. We have

Shashi Kapoor ends a fine chapter of thespians

Apurv Shukla Auckland, December 15, 2017 Indian cinema lost one of its most versatile and handsome actors with the passing way of Shashi Kapoor. The 79-year-old lost his battle to liver cancer on December 4, 2017. The youngest son of

Prime Minister’s Scholarships recipients announced

Wellington, December 8, 2017 About 200 young New Zealanders are about to deepen New Zealand’s connections with Asia and Latin America. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today that 192 young New Zealanders have been awarded the Prime Minister’s Scholarships in

Sitarist Harvinder Sharma to perform in Auckland

Sargam School of Indian Music sets the stage for its Annual Concert Venkat Raman Auckland, December 8, 2017 Pandit Harvinder Sharma, one of the most respected and highly proficient Sitar maestros will perform in Auckland on Friday, December 15, 2017

PM and Minister at odds over poverty targets

Louise Upston Wellington, December 8, 2017 Through a series of extraordinary statements in Parliament yesterday, the Minister of Social Development dismissed the idea of setting targets to reduce poverty and welfare dependence – the exact sort of targets that are