First Stage of quality living starts in Auckland

First Stage of quality living starts in Auckland

Nido launches Commercial Furniture Interiors Supplied Content (Edited) Auckland, September 15, 2019 The first stage of New Zealand’s largest retail store has opened with furniture and homewares retailer in Auckland. Nido launched its Commercial Furniture Interiors Division, the first of three stages leading up to the completed 27,000 square metres site later this year.  Nido@work will carry thousands of European…

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Ardern promises further probe of sexual assault allegations

Ardern promises further probe of sexual assault allegations

Jo Moir Wellington, September 17, 2019 Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced that the Labour Party will conduct two separate inquiries into sexual assault allegations. As a part of that the scrutiny of Labour Party officials, and potentially Prime Ministerial staff and ministers, has been broadened. In addition to the original QC review, the Prime Minister has outlined a further…

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Urdu Hindi Association elects leaders for two years

Urdu Hindi Association elects leaders for two years

Venkat Raman Auckland, September 14, 2019 Auckland based Urdu Hindi Cultural Association of New Zealand, an organisation that promotes amity among communities of the Indian Subcontinent and respect for Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi languages, has picked a new team of officials for 2020-2021. Roopa Suchdev, a woman known for her oratory in both languages and her Roopa Aur Aap Charitable…

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MP brings about improvement in Mount Roskill

MP brings about improvement in Mount Roskill

Auckland, September 14, 2019 After months of delay, Auckland Transport (AT) is finally taking action on my call for improvements to be made to a key intersection in the Mt Roskill electorate in Auckland. I presented a petition to AT requesting that a roundabout be built at the intersection of Arundel Street, Rogan Street and Stamford Park Road. This intersection…

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Christchurch Art Gallery displays tributes to massacre victims

Christchurch Art Gallery displays tributes to massacre victims

Nicholas Pointon Christchurch, September 13, 2019 Hundreds of messages and tributes left in the wake of Christchurch Mosque attacks have been put on display at Christchurch Art Gallery. Tributes of Aroha will run over the weekend, coinciding with the six-month anniversary of the mass shooting which killed 51 people on March 15, 2019. Christchurch Art Gallery Visitor Services Manager Amy…

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Pragmatism should guide engagement with India

Venkat Raman It took a visit for National Party Leader Simon Bridges to understand the mechanics of engagement with India- that it is a step-by-step process which should involve business-to-business and sector-to-sector relationship rather than the so-called ‘Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement’ and ‘All-inclusive Economic Cooperation.’ Mr Bridges was in India on his first visit last week; it is difficult for…

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Labour Party President resigns

Supplied Content Labour Party Leader Jacinda Ardern has accepted the resignation of Party President Nigel Haworth. She issued the following Statement: In the last 48 hours, I have read incredibly distressing reports of an alleged sexual assault involving members of the Labour Party. Extremely serious allegations This morning I was provided some of the correspondence from complainants written to the…

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Healthy Families spell happy communities

Healthy Families spell happy communities

Dr Ashraf Choudhary There is a general perception that Middlemore Hospital (in South Auckland) is over-crowded, has long patient waiting lists, doctors and nurses are overworked, and for many patients, parking is a nightmare and expensive. This reflects the state of affairs of health facilities in South Auckland, which generally represents a low socio-economic base and education in our region.…

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