Divinity inspires Temple work in Otahuhu

Sathiyaselvan Members of the New Zealand Thirumurugan Temple Society like Nadesan Nanthakumar have been offering their knowledge, expertise and skills for the development of our Temple (located at 145 Church Street, Otahuhu). Their innovative ways of supporting the construction of the Temple and mobilising financial resources have created strong positive feelings amongst the community to get more involved in the…

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Information workshops for new arrivals

Staff Reporter New migrants including refugees who complain that there is no proper settlement process would have themselves to blame if they do not attend the workshops organised by government and non-government agencies. Foremost among these is the Auckland Regional Migrant Services (ARMS), which has assisted more than 30,000 new migrants since its establishment in 2003. Extensive Coaching Regional Communications…

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Accents defy grammar but define relationships

Dr Anand Sastry Recently, I came across an interesting definition of the word ‘Accent.’ In sociolinguistics, an accent is a manner of pronunciation peculiar to a particular individual, location, or nation. An accent may identify the locality in which its speakers reside (a regional or geographical accent), the socio-economic status of its speakers, their ethnicity, their caste or social class…

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Housing Reform for larger benefit

Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi Prime Minister John Key recently announced Social Housing reform. Over the next three years, the government will provide support to more vulnerable New Zealanders where they need it most. Therefore, our Housing Reform programme will see low-income and vulnerable New Zealanders getting housing support that better meets their needs. Major Objectives Our reforms have five major objectives.…

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Musical Journey for Murugan Temple continues

Staff Reporter A cross-section of the Sub-Continent communities resident in Auckland will get together to present an evening of entertainment in aid of the fast-progressing Thirumurugan Temple in Otahuhu. The Programme, scheduled to be held on Saturday, February 21 at the Auckland Normal Intermediate School Hall (Poronui Street, Mt Eden) will be the 2015 edition of the Musical Journey that…

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The God for Auspicious Beginning attracts all

Nitin Kumar Before he began Creation Brahma, unable to command unruly ‘Ganas’ (cosmic elements), ‘Pramatha’ (the Innumerable), ‘Bhuta’ (the Unfathomable), ‘Yaksha’ (the Unending) and ‘Rakshasa’ (the Imperishable), invoked Ganesha for containing them. Ganesha complied, helping Brahma to create out of Innumerable, Unfathomable, Unending and Imperishable, a world that was numbered, spanned, born to die, and decayed. Divine Invocation Lord Ganesha…

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