Choudhary’s volte-face on GCC shocks

Fiji Labour Party (FLP) leader Mahendra Chaudhary made submissions to the Constitution Commission, which inter alia asked for the restoration of Great Council of Chiefs (GCC). Biblically, a good shepherd always protects his flock. In politics, it is the opposite. The GCC was the central instrument of ethno-nationalism and a great advocate of racism in Fiji. In every coup, except…

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Campaign against family violence gathers force

Family violence in general and abuse of women in particular has a chance of being minimised in New Zealand with an increasing number of religious bodies, social and community welfare organisations and prominent persons getting together to address the menace at the national level. Children’s Commissioner Dr Russell Wills will issue a National Statement at a function to be held…

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Hindus demonstrate cultural fusion

Two South Auckland based community welfare organisations organised the Diwali Festival at the Papatoetoe Town Hall on November 2, bringing together people from varied ethnicity. The Papatoetoe Shiv Shakti Mothers Club and the Papatoetoe Senior citizens Association marked the event with the support of the Hindu Heritage Research Foundation (NZ). Foundation Chief Executive Mohanan Morganan said that the Festival enlivened…

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Nadro Federal takes Jo Tubana Memorial Cup

The Tavua team, winners of the Fiji Community Cup 2012 Nadro Federal, Winners of Jo Tubuna Memorial Cup Nasinu Masters, Fiji, Runners-Up at the Jo Tubuna Memorial Cup Nadro Federal Combined won the Jo Tubuna Memorial Cup ‘Over 35s’ Championship after defeating a much organised Nasinu Masters outfit from Fiji at the final held in Auckland last weekend. Defending Champion…

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