Call for honest, safety information about risky tourist spots

Call for honest, safety information about risky tourist spots

Family member of White Island victims speaks out Bhupender (Vick) Singh Auckland, January 31, 2020 With an incredibly heavy heart, I disclose that my Uncle Pratap Singh (nicknamed “Paul”) is the latest victim who did not survive from the Whakaari White Island incident. He had suffered 55% burns in the volcano eruption that occurred on Dec 9, 2019. He was…

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India donates $375,000 to Samoa for measles relief

India donates $375,000 to Samoa for measles relief

Staff Reporter Wellington, January 31, 2020 The Indian government has provided US$ 250,000 (about NZ$ 375,000) to the Samoan government towards relief and rehabilitation of victims and families who were affected by the measles epidemic in recent months. India’s High Commissioner to New Zealand Muktesh Pardeshi, who is also the accredited Non-Resident High Commissioner to the Independent State of Samoa…

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Clean campaigns will preserve our democratic ideals

Clean campaigns will preserve our democratic ideals

New Zealand goes to polls on Saturday, September 19, 2020 Venkat Raman Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s announcement that General Election will be held on Saturday, September 19, 2020 has brought a note of excitement among the politically conscious, although many had rightly guessed the date earlier. Take off with infrastructure spend Ms Ardern, joined by a few of her Labour…

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Agreement on Ihumatao expected by Waitangi Day

Agreement on Ihumatao expected by Waitangi Day

Sourced Content The Kiingitanga flag at Ihumatao has come down and Kiingitanga representatives say a positive resolution is expected ahead of Waitangi Day. Kiingi Tuheitia arrived at Ihumatao this morning after a fence was removed by Fletcher Building yesterday sparking talks that a settlement was close. About 60 people from both the Kiingitanga and protest group Save Our Unique Landscape (SOUL) were…

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The mistake that Labour makes on Whanau Ora Programme

The mistake that Labour makes on Whanau Ora Programme

Peter Dunne When a Minister dismisses the criticisms of a high-powered group of citizens as just “political,” one knows immediately that the criticisms being made both have more substance than that and are probably pretty accurate. So it is with the case of Whanau Ora Minister Peeni Henare and the group of distinguished Maori women led by Dame Tariana Turia…

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