New Zealand Rugby accused of ignoring drink culture

Dr Nicki Jackson Auckland, September 10, 2017 Alcohol Healthwatch is deeply disappointed with New Zealand Rugby’s approach to tackling the drinking culture embedded in its sport. The strategies included in its ‘Respect and Responsibility Review’ will do little to curb alcohol-related harm. Alcohol was found to be a key factor in more than half of all cases of misconduct in…

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Malayali Hindus mark Onam with gaiety

Murali Kumar Auckland, September 10, 2017 More than 300 people attended the Onam celebrations organised by the newly formed Auckland Malayali Hindu Samajam (AMHS) at Shri Shirdi Saibaba Sansthan Temple Complex in the Central Auckland suburb of Onehunga today. Labour Party’s Candidate for Maungakiekie Priyanca Radhakrishnan was a guest of honour at the event, which included cultural performances by children.…

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