Mainstream Islam continues with strength and unity

Bilal Cleland –  The internal divisions within the Muslim world and the rise of criminal versions of Islam, leave many of us asking, “What does the future hold for our Ummah, our universal Muslim family?” Raymond Baker (American Scholar and Founder-President of ‘Global Financial Integrity,’ an Advocacy Organisation) indicates that the situation is in fact nowhere near as bleak as…

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Model of the Fortnight

Dedication promotes talent and opportunity Catwalk is not a cakewalk for modelling but invokes extreme dedication. You must really have a desire to make it work, says Ashwini Maharaj, our Model of the Fortnight. That statement would reveal the fact that the 27-year-old Fijian beauty has a passion for modelling, fashion and glamour. Arriving in New Zealand to pursue her…

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Unemployed Indians prone to family violence

A Report on Gandhi Nivas in South Auckland Fourth of many Parts Mandy Morgan and Leigh Coombes –  Employment Status Information on clients’ employment status was provided for 100 unique individuals. In some cases, where clients were employed, employment information was very specific and included both the client’s employment role and their employer. In other cases, only the client’s role…

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‘Quotarians’ plan Antique Fair in South Auckland

Staff Reporter –  info@indiannewslink.co.nz A Women’s Service group is organising an Antique Fair next weekend in South Auckland to mobilise financial resources for charity. Quota International of Papakura Inc is putting together the 27th Annual event at the Drury School Hall (located at 164 Urban Route) in Papakura from July 8 to 10, 2016 ‘to raise funds and do hands-on-service…

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Model of the Fortnight

Nothing ventured, nothing lost, and nothing gained It happens all the time- the young mind reaches out to the stars, letting the wings of imagination soar to great heights of fame, status and perhaps even power. Flying high, these young minds also give vent to their ambitions, inspired by their peers, parents, friends and even competitors. Seeking higher horizons comes…

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The Propitious Day to offer Obeisance to Lord Shiva – Pradosham sanctifies Lunar Movement

Devout Hindus dedicate ‘Pradosham’ (‘Pradosh,’ ‘Pradosha Vrata’ or ‘Pradosham Vratam’) to Lord Shiva. It occurs twice a month falling on the 13th day of each Lunar fortnight as per the traditional Hindu Lunar calendar. Staff Reporter –  The next three occurrences of Pradosham will be on June 18, July 2 and July 17, 2016. All Hindu Temples will have information…

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Early intervention services help diverse ethnic groups

A Report on Gandhi Nivas in South Auckland Third of many Parts Mandy Morgan and Leigh Coombes –  While Gandhi Nivas is providing early intervention services for clients from diverse ethnic groups within the community, it is evident that the groups for which the services were initially established, South Asian and Fijian Indian men, account for a majority of clients…

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