Funding cuts hurt Indian community associations

A growing number of Indian community organisations and individuals are beginning to question the rationale of the Auckland Council spending hundreds of thousands of dollars in organising Diwali and other festivals at their expense. Many Indian associations say that they have had to seek alternate sources of funding their activities after the Council refused to reconsider its decision over funding…

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Awards Night to acknowledge business excellence

With just about three weeks left for the Gala Black Tie Dinner and Presentation Ceremony, the BNZ-Indian Newslink Indian Business Awards (INLIBA) 2014 has entered an exciting phase with sale of tickets reaching a high pitch. More 950 top executives of multinational and national companies, businesses, entrepreneurs, professionals and others are expected to attend the event, which will be held…

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Senseless comments disturb racial harmony

I refer to three newspaper articles, namely the report titled, ‘INZ puts another spin on racism,’ Editorial captioned, ‘Another official, another racist comment’ (both appeared in Indian Newslink, October 15, 2014 issue) and ‘Official’s Indian radio remark sparks race row’ (New Zealand Herald issue dated October 16, 2014). Briefly, these covered the outcome of a job application made to Immigration…

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