Cavalcade of dance styles exposes student talent

Venkat Raman Wellington, June 15, 2017 Residents of the Wellington region will have a rare opportunity of witnessing a programme of classical and modern dances next month. Shivam Dance Academy New Zealand is organising the event called, ‘Let’s Dance,’ at the Memorial Theatre, Victoria University on Saturday, July 8, 2017. More than 50 students aged between 4 and 70 years…

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Visitor brings teachings of ‘Hugging Mother’

Venkat Raman Auckland, June 15, 2017 A renowned disciple of Mata Amritanandmayi will be in New Zealand from July 4 to July 14, 2017, to spread her divine teachings. Bramachari Shraddhamrita will conduct discourses and prayers known during his ten-day stay in the country. Suresh Venkata, who is coordinating the visit, said that the programme will comprise Pooja, recitation of…

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Financial capability of Maori businesses under study

Supplied Content Wellington, June 15, 2017 Massey Business School researchers will study the financial capability of Maori enterprises, with the help of a $30,000 grant. The grant was awarded to the Westpac Massey Fin-Ed (Financial Education and Research) Centre by the SkyCity Auckland Community Trust. Westpac Massey Fin-Ed Centre director Dr Pushpa Wood and Te Au Rangahau (Maori Business and…

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Three men await verdict on Pokie machine fraud

Supplied Content Serious Fraud Office Auckland, June 15, 2017 Verdicts were handed down in the trial of three people charged with offences in relation to a multi-million-dollar gaming machine fraud in the Wellington High Court today. The defendants; Michael Joseph O’Brien (58) of Blenheim, Paul Anthony Max (60) of Nelson and Kevin Coffey (57) of Hastings, faced Crimes Act charges…

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Government’s neglect of our children pathetic

Jacinda Ardern Wellington, June 15, 2017 All Kiwi children deserve so much more than the impoverished picture painted by the shameful rankings provided by the UNICEF Innocenti Report Card. After nine years of National, New Zealand ranks near the bottom for child well-being and that’s just not good enough. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) rankings confirm the hardship and suffering…

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Global demand fuelling forestry export growth

Louise Upton Wellington, June 15, 2017 Strong demand from key markets is driving up export growth in forestry products. The latest Ministry for Primary Industries’ Situation and Outlook for Primary Industries (SOPI) shows strong growth in the forestry sector. Forestry exports are expected to grow 6.4% to $5.5 billion in 2017, before increasing further to $6.3 billion by 2021 as…

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