Communities experience Iftar with Ahmadiyyas

Communities experience Iftar with Ahmadiyyas

Supplied Content Auckland, May 22, 2019 Aucklanders from a diverse background had a chance over the weekend to break (the Ramadan) fast with the Ahmadiyya Muslim community. Held at the Bait-ul-Muqeet Mosque in Auckland, the annual Iftar experience brought together people from all faiths to experience the breaking of the fast and gain first-hand knowledge of the customs and traditions…

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Girmitya descendants honour Professor Brij Lal in Auckland

Girmitya descendants honour Professor Brij Lal in Auckland

Thakur Ranjit Singh Auckland, May 22, 2019 Fiji Girmit Foundation New Zealand decided to introduce Girmit Legacy Awards to recognise Fiji-Indians, who have hitherto been somewhat ignored. Girmit Legacy Awards have been established to fill the void. These Awards recognise the achievements of the descendants of Girmityas for bringing pride, joy, sense of belonging and social cohesion to what our…

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Office of Ethnic communities gests $9.4 million in Wellbeing Budget

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Supplied Content Wellington, May 21, 2019 The Government’s Wellbeing Budget is investing in New Zealand’s long-term future by supporting the Office of Ethnic Communities in promoting social cohesion, inclusiveness and diversity, Ethnic Communities Minister Jenny Salesa has said. “The Government is committed to the wellbeing of New Zealand’s ethnic communities, and we are providing ongoing support to our Muslim families…

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Immigration New Zealand gets more hits from Australians

Immigration New Zealand gets more hits from Australians

Gill Bonnett  Wellington, May 21, 2019 Immigration New Zealand registered four times more website visits than usual from Australia the day after the Liberal coalition’s general election win. More than 11,500 people logged onto the Immigration New Zealand website and its information site New Zealand Now on Sunday, compared to fewer than 2500 the previous Sunday. Google analytics also showed a…

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Guru Nanak Free Kitchen opens in Wellington

Guru Nanak Free Kitchen opens in Wellington

Wellington, May 21, 2019 Ekta New Zealand, a Wellington based community welfare organisation, recently launched a Free Meal Service to commemorate the 550th Birthday Anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s, Founder of the Sikh Religion. The launch ceremony held on May 18, 2019 under the ‘Guru Nanak Free Kitchen Wellington,’ is run jointly with ‘Coexistence’ and ‘Amma New Zealand.’  Food…

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Study shows inequality in access to live-saving AEDs

Study shows inequality in access to live-saving AEDs

Ngaire Jones Auckland, May 21, 2019 Early defibrillation is a key factor in surviving an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, something that can be done by bystanders accessing and using AEDs (automated external defibrillators) within the community. A recent study undertaken by St John and the Auckland University of Technology highlights a worrying discrepancy in the placement of life-saving AEDs throughout New…

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Liberal-National Coalition returns by ‘miracle’ in Australia

Liberal-National Coalition returns by ‘miracle’ in Australia

Michelle Grattan Canberra, Australia, May 20, 2019 The Liberal National Coalition has been re-elected in Australia’s federal election, in a shock result in which Labor lost seats in Queensland, Tasmania and NSW and failed to make more than minimal gains nationally. But Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott has been routed in his seat Warringah, defeated by high profile independent Zali…

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