Heart Foundation needs volunteers for street collection

Big Heart Appeal on February 22 & 23 New Zealand’s Heart Foundation has called for volunteers to join its fundraising drive throughout the country next month. Called, the ‘Big Heart Appeal,’ the drive will involve street collections on February 22 (Friday) and February 23, 2019 (Saturday). Fundraising Manager Gail McIntyre said that with one in five Kiwis dying from heart…

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Youth asked to follow Gandhian leadership values

Venkat Raman Lawmakers and political leaders from New Zealand, India, Sri Lanka and other countries have stressed the importance of following the Teachings of Mahatma Gandhi and adopt his leadership style based on honesty, goodwill and non-violence. More than 550 people, including officials of the UN agencies and international NGOs and youngsters are attending the first ever two-day Conference that…

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Reunion Dinner with a new message this year

Venkat Raman ‘Always Well-rounded and Auspicious,’ was the added message at the Annual Reunion Dinner organised by Fo Guan Shan, the Buddhist Temple and Community Centre located at the East Auckland suburb of Flatbush yesterday (Saturday, January 19, 2019). More than 1000 men, women and children attended the event, held as a tribute to the friendship and goodwill that the…

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Fines for illegal dumping surges in Auckland

Supplied Content Infringement fines for illegal dumping have soared in Auckland, doubling from 90 to 186 in the past 12 months, Auckland Mayor Phil Goff has said. He had initiated a $200,000 crackdown last year. The additional funding established a reporting hotline 0800 NO DUMP, increased enforcement staff and doubled the number of surveillance cameras in hotspot areas. Mr Goff…

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Global Finance donates toys to underprivileged children

Venkat Raman Auckland, December 16, 2018 Leading Mortgage and Insurance Broker Global Finance donated toys to underprivileged children, enabling them to enjoy Christmas along with the rest of the communities. The Company’s Managing Director Ajay Kumar presented the toys at Humm FM 106.2 Radio Station during its ‘Xmas for Kids 55-Hour Radiothon 2018’ Programme last week. The Auckland based Radio…

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Sindhis celebrate Cultural Day, honour ancient Civilisation

Supplied Content Members of the Sindhi community in Auckland marked their Culture Day on Saturday, December 15, 2018. The event was organised by the ‘All Sindhi Association of New Zealand’ (ASAN) at Aotea Square on Queen Street. Manoj Rathi of the Association said that the ‘Sindh Cultural Day’ is being observed since 2009, “to protect the oldest ‘Sindhi Ajrak’ and…

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