New Zealand marks International Day of Older Persons

Maggie Barry Wellington, October 1, 2017 I welcome the United Nation’s International Day of Older Persons being marked around the world today. The theme of this year’s International Day is ‘Stepping into the Future’: tapping the talents, contributions and participation of Older Persons. Visibility and Recognition International Day of Older Persons gives visibility and recognition to the many seniors who…

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Phoenix kicks off its FootbALL Diversity Programme

Supplied Content Wellington, October 1, 2017 Wellington Phoenix have announced their new FootbALL diversity programme at their Community Day yesterday, (Saturday, September 30, 2017). An initiative of the Club, the Human New Zealand Rights Commission, the New Zealand Red Cross Society, ChangeMakers Refugee Forum and Multicultural New Zealand, the Programme sees former refugees in the region being offered a season…

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Rohingyas deserve safety and protection

Zia Ahmad Sydney, September 30, 2017 The Burmese government using its military and Buddhist extremist vigilantes is orchestrating a well organised plan to totally get rid of the indigenous people of Arakan in Myanmar known as Rohingyas. For decades, it has denied them citizenship, access to health, ownership of land and freedom of movement. Buddhist extremists have been in denial…

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Reserve Bank ticks economy and financial system as sound

Supplied Content Wellington, September 30, 2017 New Zealand’s economy and financial system remain on a sound footing despite continuing challenges in the global environment, according to the Reserve Bank’s Annual Report 2016-17. The 2016-17 financial year saw a pickup in economic activity in most major economies, although inflation and wage pressures remained subdued Supported by improving domestic economic conditions, the…

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Mutual help needed during an Auckland emergency

Supplied Content Auckland, September 28, 2017 Auckland Council and Airbnb are encouraging Aucklanders to work together in the event of an emergency and look after others in need. The call comes on the first anniversary of an agreement between Auckland Council and Airbnb which enables Airbnb hosts to open their homes free of charge. Airbnb’s Disaster Response Programme connects local…

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