Dance drama pays tribute to Tamil God

Sourced Content Wellington, June 9, 2017 The beauty and charm of Lord Murugan, also known as ‘Karthikeya’ (or Karthikeya), ‘The Tamil God’ and ‘The War God’ will become a visual treat at a spectacular dance drama scheduled to be held in August in Wellington. The Mudra Dance Company of Wellington is presenting the Programme titled, ‘Kartikeya,’ at Whitireia Theatre located…

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$260,000 for nationwide litter review

Supplied Content Scott Simpson An independent review of public litter and littering interventions in New Zealand will be undertaken by the Sustainable Coastlines Charitable Trust. Sustainable Coastlines has been awarded $261,250 from the Government’s Waste Minimisation Fund. The Sustainable Coastlines project is a one-year investigation that will obtain and review all accessible data on New Zealand coastal litter and existing…

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Government denies report on Afghan raid

Gerry Brownlee Wellington, June 5, 2017 Contrary to an inaccurate Amnesty International press release and subsequent media reports, the New Zealand government has not been ordered to investigate the allegations made in the book ‘Hit & Run.’ The Government has received a list of issues from the United Nations ‘Committee Against Torture’ as part of a routine reporting process. We…

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Illegal GE flowers warning for New Zealand

Supplied Content Wellington, June 9, 2017 The Ministry of Primary Industries has notified nurseries and plant producers that genetically modified petunias might have been illegally imported into New Zealand. They have sent seed stock to testing laboratories to see if the seeds are genetically modified. The notification to nurseries followed confirmation by the Australian Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) that petunias…

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Five months’ jail for meth in pocket

Supplied Content Wellington, July 9, 2017 A 50-year-old New Zealand man was sentenced to five months’ imprisonment in the Wellington District Court today for bringing 1.5 grams of methamphetamine through the airport earlier this year. On March 22, 2017, Dean Rickerby arrived at Wellington Airport from Sydney after spending the last 10 years living in Australia. Customs officers referred him…

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