Special store for Muslims attracts shoppers

A Correspondent In a significant boost to the Islamic infrastructure, Auckland now has specialist, Opportunity (Op) Store to serve the Muslim population. ‘Jannah Road,’ located at 164E Stoddard Road, Mt Roskill (opposite Masjid E Umar) is reported to be the first shop in Auckland to cater exclusively to Muslims. ‘Opportunity Shops’ have since long been used effectively by Christian charities…

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Model of the Fortnight

Concern for the poor brings joy to the world Child poverty and inequality in health are among the issues that all New Zealanders must address jointly as a community, says Deborah Lambie, our Model of the Fortnight. She believes that her performance at the Miss World New Zealand 2015 competition due to be held in Auckland on April 25, 2015…

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Music maestro wins Korea trip

Shayal Reddy As Durga Reddy and his wife Vinita entered the venue of the Peace Foundation Christmas Dinner in Epsom, they were pleasantly surprised to be ushered to the top table. He later had another surprise. He was the winner of the prestigious ‘Sun Myun Moon Pilgrimage Award.’ Named after the late originator and Principal of the Universal Peace Federation…

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Model of the Fortnight

Values define meaning and purpose of life Humility, dignity, self-respect are more significant that popularity, high education and seeking perfection, says Jassiyca Saladuray, our Model of the Fortnight. “We can be content in life only if we are able to share ourselves with others, touch their lives and spread goodwill and happiness,” she said. According to her, leading a meaningful…

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Plenty of room in the Eternal Kingdom

Carey Kinsolving “You were not born in your mommy’s tummy, but in heaven,” seven-year-old Sarah said. Your explanation is more accurate than you probably realise, Sarah. Jesus told the inquiring Nicodemus, “Unless one is born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God” (John 3:3). The literal translation of ‘born again’ is ‘born from above.’ The population explosion in China…

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