Bharata Natyam Dance Drama on Lord Krishna

Saturday, June 16 at Selwyn College, Auckland Venkat Raman (Indian Newslink) Auckland, June 14, 2018 The ‘escapades’ of Lord Krishna as a precocious child ‘thieving’ butter from homes, a youngster playing pranks on the village maiden and as the greatest manipulator at the Battle of Kurukshetra have all been subjects of countless dance dramas, television serials, documentaries and discourses. But…

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HRC happy with Family Violence legislation progress

Supplied Content Dr Jackie Blue The Human Rights Commission welcomes the support shown in Parliament last night for legislation that would see family violence policies introduced in New Zealand workplaces. This is an idea whose time has come, as Parliament passed the second reading of the ‘Domestic Violence – Victims’ Protection Bill.’ Powerful moral argument The moral argument is powerful…

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Animation NOW! Festival returns to Auckland

Supplied Content Auckland, June 14, 2018 Animation NOW! returns for a third festival year as a stand-alone weekend of screenings immediately following The New Zealand International Film Festival (NZIFF). Myriad voices and styles are packed into six thought-provoking and artistically distinct collections of animated shorts curated by Malcolm Turner and Annie Murray. ‘Strangely normal urban life “We look at the…

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Alexandra Park appoints Functions Operations Manager

Auckland, June 14, 2018 Reynold Henkel has been appointed to the new role of Functions Operations Manager at Alexandra Park. He brings extensive experience in the hospitality and events sector having held a range of senior operational management positions over nearly 20 years. As well as roles involving Wellington’s largest event venues, well-known New Zealand restaurants and the defence force,…

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Price-Quality paths for electricity lines released

Supplied Content Wellington, June 14, 2018 The Commerce Commission has released the key milestones and consultation steps for the 2020 reset of 17 electricity lines companies’ price-quality paths. As monopoly electricity lines companies regulated under the Commerce Act, the Commission sets the maximum revenues lines companies can earn from their customers and the minimum quality standards they must meet. The…

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The Three Strikes Law fall out should ring alarm bells

Peter Dunne Wellington, June 14, 2018 Almost 20 years ago, New Zealand’s first MMP Coalition Government collapsed. It was not a dramatic implosion on a major point of principle, but was provoked by a comparatively minor issue – a proposal to sell the Government’s shares in Wellington Airport – and came after a series of disagreements between the Coalition partners…

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The success and otherwise of Trump-Kim Summit in Singapore

Virginie Grzelczyk Birmingham (UK), June 14, 2018 At first glance, it is easy to call the meeting between US President Donald Trump and his North Korean counterpart Kim Jong-un, ‘historic’ and ‘unprecedented.’ It was the first meeting between sitting leaders of the two countries, which are still technically in a state of war. The Success Points You could also call…

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Trump’s upbeat about Kim is still a matter of debate

Stephen Benedict Dyson Connecticut, USA, June 14, 2018 Moments after President Donald Trump shook North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s hand for the first time, Trump pronounced: “We will have a terrific relationship.” Trump’s snap judgment fulfilled his prediction before the June 12 Summit that he would be able to evaluate Kim’s intentions “within the first minute” of meeting him.…

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