An amazing heritage in the heart of Auckland

Visitors to Sandringham in Central Auckland often say that the area should be called ‘Little India,’ since almost all retail outlets, restaurants and other shops are owned, managed, operated and franchised by people of Indian origin. Former Prime Minister Helen Clark (who is currently Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme based in New York City) was a regular visitor…

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Shopping Centre displays customer preference

The Sandringham Shopping Centre development started with Warings Corner around 1915. This was followed by a number of buildings in the 1920s. The Western side, close to the intersection of Kitchener Road, was initially developed in the early 1920s with the Eastern side following in the late 1920s after drainage was improved. Today’s Sandringham Road was known as ‘Cabbage Tree…

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Pakistan’s efforts to combat terrorism praised

Governor General Lt Gen Sir Jerry Mateparae has praised the Islamic Republic of Pakistan for its role in fighting terrorism. Accepting the credentials of Zehra Akbari, who has recently been appointed as the High Commissioner based in the Capital, he said, “New Zealand acknowledges the important role being played by Pakistan in international efforts to combat terrorism. We wholeheartedly support…

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Chief Executives Forum to discuss Governance issues

The importance of Good Governance, accompanied by accountability, integrity and transparency, boardroom behaviour and staff, company and resource management are among the issues that would come into focus under a new initiative due to be launched in Auckland next month. As mentioned in our July 1, 2013 edition, Chen Palmer Public & Employment Law Specialists Managing Partner Chen Palmer is…

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Flash floods wreak havoc in Uttarakhand

Almost a month has passed since the major cloudbursts devastated different parts of Uttarakhand, including Kedarnath, Badrinth, Gangotri Yamunotri, Uttarkashi, Joshimath, Govindghat and Narainbagad. The heart-rending stories from Ground Zero look distraught, leaving behind agitated and panic-stricken victims struggling even today. Most of those stranded are pilgrims from different parts of the country, who had undertaken their Himalayan journey to…

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