Indian, Sri Lankan talent on show at Sydney Festival

Venkat RamanAuckland, December 14, 2018Indian and Sri Lankan artistes and an Indo-New Zealand production are among the highlights of the Sydney Festival scheduled to be held at various locations in Paramatta from January 7 to January 27, 2018.Venues, tickets and times vary between events and hence readers are advised to visit the official Sydney Festival website www.sydneyfestival.org.auMallakhamb IndiaThe Indian segment…

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Global Photography Award extols National Costumes

Dubai, UAE, December 14, 2018The Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA) concluded the November Edition of the Instagram Photo Contest themed ‘National Dress. The Competition which received submissions under the hashtag HIPAContest_nationaldress.The contest winners hailed from Oman, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Turkey and Singapore. November’s ‘People’s Choice Award’ winner will also receive a brand new SONY…

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Baptist Church plans three Christmas Celebrations

Staff ReporterAuckland, December 14, 2018Hillsborough Baptist Church will mark Christmas with three Special Celebrations at its premises located at 179 Hillsborough Road, Auckland. The first of these will be held on Friday, December 23, 2018 at 10 am under the theme, ‘Mighty God.’The following day (December 24, 2018), ‘Prince of Peace’ will be celebrated at 6 pm, with Potluck Dinner.…

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Don’t forget how you felt the next time this happens

Laura O’Connell RapiraAuckland (RNZ) December 13, 2018Grief for Grace and her whānau. Sadness at the state of our country. Anger at people who retort ‘not all men’ instead of listening. Mamae (hurt) that when women from marginalised backgrounds are killed, there is no Prime Ministerial apology or round-the-clock media coverage.Yet all of the women I know who are organising vigils…

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Murdered woman’s father thanks Kiwis for their outpouring of love

“Auckland Police carried out the most thorough investigation” Auckland, December 13, 2018Grace Millane, a 22-year-old British woman was murdered in Auckland about ten days ago.Her body was found in bushland in the Waitakere Ranges on Sunday, December 9, 2018, after she went missing on the eve of her 22nd Birthday.Thousands of New Zealanders gathered at vigils around the country on…

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Don Goodfellow’s infamous response looms over strike call

Air New Zealand employees fail to evoke sympathyPeter DunneWellington, December 13, 2018Just over two years ago, Business New Zealand and the Employers and Manufacturers Association were using the bully-boy and stand-over tactics more associated with the trade unions of old in an attempt to browbeat Government support partners.That was to oppose a piece of legislation from the Labour Opposition to…

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Dhoni invites you to become a Brand Ambassador

Irvine, California (USA), December 13, 2018 Indi, the digitalword of mouth engagement and monetisation platform, has announced that world-class cricket player Mahendra Singh Dhoni is partnering with Indi to extend andenhance relationships with his global fan base. The Indi platform will enable Dhoni’s fans to become brand ambassadors for his ‘Seven by MS Dhoni’ line of footwear, apparel and accessories…

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Former Ministries in the dark about Maxwell

Thomas Coughlan Former Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith says that he was not aware of bullying allegations made against outgoing Retirement Commissioner Diane Maxwell. However, he did know about the high staff turnover in her office.  Goldsmith reappointed Maxwell for a second term as Commissioner in 2016.  ‘All News’ When asked about the Newsroom story in which more than a dozen…

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