Hamilton Malayalees combine Easter with Vishu

Religious unity and communal harmony would be the highlight of a festival being organised by the Hamilton Malayalee Association on April 14. Association Secretary Dilip Kurien said that the event, combining Easter and ‘Vishu’ celebrations, will be held at the Melville Intermediate School Hall from 6 pm. Vishu is a popular festival of the Hindus in the South Indian State…

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Budding politicians back Marriage Amendment Bill

The Marriage Amendment Bill may have created controversy among many sections of the society but younger members of the society appear to be largely in favour of the legislation legalising same sex marriage. The Private Member Bill, tabled by Labour MP Louisa Wall is almost certain to become law with its successful second reading in Parliament. Youngsters representing the youth…

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‘VIPS’ get together to tackle family violence

The Health ministry has joined the war against family violence with the introduction of ‘Violence Intervention Programmes (VIPs) at all the 20 District Health Boards (DHBs) spread across the country. Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew hoped that the VIPs will help to reduce and prevent the impact of violence at home on members of the family. “These programmes should also…

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Multiculturalism thrives across the Tasman

This year’s National Multicultural Festival in Canberra lived up to its reputation of being the best in Australia. It was a special event, since Canberra is celebrating its 100th anniversary. The three-day Festival, held from February 8 to 10, 2013, was a testament to Canberra’s inclusive and welcoming community, and enjoyed the support of the Australian Capital Territory, government organisations,…

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