Australia achieves Marriage Equality, but the war continues

The Law is yet to recognise reality of modern families Professor Paula Gerber Melbourne, Australia, December 31, 2017 It took a long time, but on Thursday, December 7, 2017, Australia became the 26th country to achieve marriage equality. The LGBTI community is euphoric and relieved with this hard-fought victory. But there is also trauma from the drawn-out postal survey campaign,…

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Australia achieves Marriage Equality, but the war continues

The Law is yet to recognise reality of modern families Professor Paula Gerber Melbourne, Australia, December 31, 2017 It took a long time, but on Thursday, December 7, 2017, Australia became the 26th country to achieve marriage equality. The LGBTI community is euphoric and relieved with this hard-fought victory. But there is also trauma from the drawn-out postal survey campaign,…

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The extraordinarily eccentric speech of Bob Dylan

His Acceptance Speech like the Noble Prize, also ruffles feathers Professor David McCooey Melbourne, Australia December 31, 2017 When Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in late 2016, it ruffled a few feathers. Characteristically, Dylan kept everyone guessing as to whether he would even accept the Award. But after a suitably cryptic period of waiting, he did.…

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Ahmadiyya Youth on Clean-Up Campaign tomorrow

Supplied Content (Edited) Auckland, December 31, 2017 While many New Zealanders will be enjoying ‘Survivors’ Breakfast’ or going home after a long night out tomorrow, a group of youngsters will take to parks and streets as a part of their annual cleaning campaign. Members of the New Zealand Chapter of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA) will undertake their civic…

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Seminar on Finding Employment in New Zealand

Auckland, December 31, 2017 Students, new migrants and those seeking employment may find a seminar scheduled to be held in Auckland next week useful. Adon Kumar, an English Language Lecturer and Employment Coach will conduct the Seminar under the theme, ‘Finding Employment in New Zealand,’ on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 16 Waverley Street (Level Three), Off Queen Street in…

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Adventurous spirit takes family of four around the world

Thirteen countries and 40 cities in six months gratify Auckland couple Auckland, December 30, 2017 Khadija Poonawala, her husband Husain Rampurwala and their two children Ammar (9) and Ozair (now one-year-old) have just returned after a whirlwind tour of 13 countries and 40 cities covered over six months, belying the common belief that children cannot take global travel without stress…

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Adventurous spirit takes family of four around the world

Thirteen countries and 40 cities in six months gratify Auckland couple Auckland, December 30, 2017 Khadija Poonawala, her husband Husain Rampurwala and their two children Ammar (9) and Ozair (now one-year-old) have just returned after a whirlwind tour of 13 countries and 40 cities covered over six months, belying the common belief that children cannot take global travel without stress…

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Well-known community worker passes away in Fiji

A Correspondent Navua, Fiji, December 30, 2017 Vidya Wati Prasad, a well-known community worker and mother of the Wellington-based Hindi Master Sunita Narayan, passed away in Navua Islands, Fiji on December 18, 2017. She was 86 years old and left behind her husband Mahesh Prasad, two sons, three daughters, seven granddaughters and one great granddaughter. Following a funeral service, she…

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