Tamil community family in Auckland bereaved

Tamil community family in Auckland bereaved

Venkat Raman Auckalnd, April 3, 2020 We are sorry to report the death of Mr Jagadeesan Chandrasekaran, father of Prema (Anitha) Jagadeesan and father-in-law of Maninilavan Arvikkuarasu (respectively current Executive Member and former President of Muthtamil Sangam Auckland) in Chennai yesterday, April 2, 2020. Mr Jagadeesan was 77 years old and suffered from brief illness. He left behind his wife…

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Coronavirus precipitates Bauer’s decision to quit New Zealand

Coronavirus precipitates Bauer’s decision to quit New Zealand

Auckland, April 3, 2020 The decisions by German media giant Bauer to shut its New Zealand magazine operation and NZME’s axing of Radio Sport have been precipitated by the coronavirus. But the closures are also due to the deeper problems of the local media industry. The sudden announcement that Bauer, one of the world’s biggest media companies, is pulling out of…

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WhatsApp channel for updated Covid-19 in New Zealand

WhatsApp channel for updated Covid-19 in New Zealand

Supplied Content Wellington, April 2, 2020 The New Zealand government has launched a WhatsApp channel to help make information more easily accessible and shareable in the fight against COVID-19. Govt.NZ, which is free to use on any mobile device, will carry information and news for the public, businesses, healthcare providers, not for profits and local government. It can be found…

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New Zealand launches Essential Workers Leave Scheme

New Zealand launches Essential Workers Leave Scheme

Staff Reporter (Indian Newslink) Wellington, April 2, 2020  The government has launched a new Leave Scheme to protect essential workers from loss of income if they take leave to comply with public health regulations. Workplace Relations and Safety Iain Minister Lees-Galloway and Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni announced the Scheme in Wellington today as a part of the efforts to…

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The time to prepare for many more future crises is now

The time to prepare for many more future crises is now

Covid-19 is not a once-in-a-life-time situation Wellington, April 2, 2020 A recurring theme in contemporary literature is of the plague that appears suddenly from nowhere and takes hold of the world, destroying or severely damaging life in the process. In 2003, acclaimed author Margaret Atwood’s novel ‘Oryx and Crake’ was premised on a super-pharmaceutical cutting loose and causing a global…

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An ardent appeal for wider compliance of lockdown rules

An ardent appeal for wider compliance of lockdown rules

Venkat Raman Auckland, April 2, 2020 A community leader has urged all New Zealanders to observe the rules and regulations prescribed by the government to contain the spread of the deadly Covid-19. Wellington based Multicultural New Zealand (MNZ) President Pancha Narayanan has appealed to migrant communities and former refugees to own responsibility and appreciate the need to observe the government…

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