Community Charter for better Auckland

Community leaders representing a number of organisations have pledged to work together to make Auckland a better City. More than 300 leaders were at a Regional Summit on December 14, 2010. The Auckland Council hosted the ‘Act Local, Work Regional, Work Together’ Regional Summit with the Auckland Community Development Alliance (ACDA). Mayor Len Brown said he was keen to have…

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Trust launches quarterly Newsletter

One of the most significant charitable and social welfare organisations of Auckland has launched a quarterly Newsletter to appraise its members, beneficiaries, benefactors and the community of its activities and development programmes. Shanti Niwas Charitable Trust Inc Project Manager Indu Bajaj said the Newsletter was a major step forward in creating a platform for exchange of information. “We hope to…

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We get a tick for Disaster Response

New Zealand has a big heart when someone is in trouble and our response rate to disasters is commendable says the recently released Humanitarian Response Index (HRI) 2010. The Index, produced by the Madrid based Development Assistance Research Associates (DARA), an independent international watchdog, placed New Zealand third among donor countries responding to disasters. “New Zealand is among ‘Group 1…

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Sri Lankan Fair in aid of challenged children

The Sri Lankan community in Auckland has initiated a project to mobilise financial resources to promote the activities of StarJam, a non-profit organisation involved in promoting the wellbeing of children with special needs. An Organising Committee is putting together a Sri Lankan Food Fair on January 29 at the Panmure District School (located at 87 Mt Wellington Highway) in aid…

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