Communities join Bhartiya Samaj to mark Indian R Day

Communities join Bhartiya Samaj to mark Indian R Day

Venkat Raman Auckland, February 9, 2020 Members of various communities in Auckland joined their counterparts of Indian origin to mark the 71st Republic Day of India on January 26, 2020. They danced to the patriotic and popular songs of India, greeted each other and wished India continued progress and prosperity at the celebrations organised by Bhartiya Samaj Charitable Trust at…

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Big babies risk obesity in adulthood says Study

Big babies risk obesity in adulthood says Study

Supplied Content Auckland, February 9, 2020 Big, ‘bonny’ babies are traditionally celebrated as pictures of health, but a new international study shows that women born heavy were on average nearly 4 kg heavier by their mid-twenties, when they were also 50% more likely to develop obesity. The study, an international collaboration between the University of Auckland-based Liggins Institute in New…

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Court upholds Council decision on accommodation rates

Court upholds Council decision on accommodation rates

Supplied Content Auckland, February 8, 2020 The decision of the Auckland High Court to dismiss an application of Accommodation Provider Targeted Rate (APTR) has not surprised Auckland Mayor Phil Goff. Nonetheless, he is pleased with the decision. APTR is charged to hotels, motels, serviced apartments and online accommodation providers that are rented for more than 28 nights per year on…

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