Forum outlines importance of Muslims

The World Muslim Forum held its first conference in New Zealand on November 23, 2013 at the Aotea Centre in the Central Business District. Government officials, Members of Parliament, Muslim leaders and a cross-section of the communities were present at the day-long conference, hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Office of Ethnic Affairs. Ethnic Affairs Minister Judith Collins…

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A new Mantra for better adult health

Two youngsters have combined their energies and resources to launch an organisation to care for the health of the elderly. Free exercises are a part of ‘Arogya Mantra,’ established on November 15 by Kritika Satija, a qualified Physiotherapist and Jignal Bhagvandas, a third year medical student at the University of Auckland. “It is disheartening to note that an increasing number…

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Malayali Christmas fails to impress

Auckland Malayali Samajam celebrated Christmas at Mt Roskill War Memorial Hall on November 23, 2013. Australia and New Zealand Patriarchal Vicar Bishop Mor Irenious Paulose delivered the Christmas Message and blessed families and friends of the Samajam. The programme included the traditional Christmas song performed by a Filipino choir, carol songs and a skit by St Peters Orthodox Church group…

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Equal power boxers to clash

Fiji’s promising middle weight boxer Opeti Tagi has finally landed with an opportunity to fight New Zealand’s Gunner Jackson for the World Boxing Organisation (WBO) Middle Weight Championship title. The match will be held on Friday, December 13 at Papatoetoe Cossie Club, located behind the Papatoetoe Town Centre. With both pugilists equally matched, the forthcoming bout will be a thriller…

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