Fifteen years of patronage truly gratifies

We have never indulged in self-adulation since Indian Newslink commenced publication on November 15, 1999. We have never proclaimed ourselves as the Number One Indian Newspaper (certainly not even before we marked our first Anniversary). We never awarded ourselves superlatives; that is not our business. To us, journalism is not a hobby or just a passion. It is a profession,…

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None the wiser but certainly better informed

The well-known American playwright Arthur Miller once wrote, “A good newspaper is a nation talking to itself.” This thought may not have been in the minds of those beginning the production of a regular newspaper, written in English and beamed at Indian New Zealanders, living by its advertisements and presented to customers free, covering news, business, sport, fashion and culture…

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Hard times ahead for hard-copy newspapers

Congratulations to Indian Newslink on your fifteenth year of publishing news for the Indian community and the contribution you have made to informing, entertaining and educating your readership. Newspapers and most other media are businesses that must operate commercially in a competitive environment. That means they must be relevant to their consumers and responsive to their needs. For more than…

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Press under pressure but the ink will not dry

Congratulations, Indian Newslink, on your 15th Anniversary, serving the wider Indian community as news-bearer, educator and voice. This newspaper’s coverage in print and online is a channel through which communities sometimes absent in mainstream media can enter New Zealand’s national conversations, enriching our understanding. Democratic essentials Robust and independent news media are essential to a thriving democracy. They make our…

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