South Indian folk dance classes begin on February 3

‘Chennai City Gangzta’ Dance Academy has special offers Venkat Raman If you are passionate about learning South Indian folk dances along with film music as well as Bollywood, Hip Hop and Free Style, you should then consider enrolling at an Auckland School immediately. The ‘Chennai City Gangzta Dance Academy’ has announced that it will start fresh weekly lessons at ‘Cityside…

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Tamil Association calls for Pongal Day in Parliament

Venkat Raman Youngsters managing the Tamil Association of New Zealand Inc (TANZI) have appealed to the New Zealand Government to observe ‘Pongal Day,’ in Parliament. Secretary Pradeep Ravi made the appeal at ‘Tamilar Thiruvizha,’ organised by the Association at Mt Roskill War Memorial Hall in Auckland last evening (Saturday, January 26, 2019). “While Diwali is widely observed, ‘Pongal’ is truly…

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Cuisine, exercise and entertainment engage elders

Supplied Content Auckland, January 26, 2019 When Bupa Sunset Care Home caregivers introduced ‘Special Indian activities’ a few months ago, they did not expect the extent of positive impact that these would have on the residents of Indian descent. The weekly activities have included exercise sessions, authentic Indian cuisine snacks and a Hindi film. Fifteen residents and their family members…

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Indian, Sri Lankan talent on show at Sydney Festival

Venkat Raman Indian and Sri Lankan artistes and an Indo-New Zealand production are among the highlights of the Sydney Festival  scheduled to be held at various locations in Parramatta from January 7 to January 27, 2018. Venues, tickets and times vary between events and hence readers are advised to visit the official Sydney Festival website www.sydneyfestival.org.au Mallakhamb India The Indian…

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Ram-A-Thon planned in aid of Friends of Fiji Health

Ram-A-Thon planned in aid of Friends of Fiji Health

10 kilometres of Walk on February 3, 2019 Thakur Ranjit Singh Auckland, January 10, 2019 What started four years ago as a prop to raise funds for completing Shri Ram Mandir in the West Auckland suburb of Henderson has grown to become an annual fundraiser for needy organisations. First, we helped Starship Children’s Hospital with a collection of more than…

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New Association plans celebration for Tamilians in Auckland

New Association plans celebration for Tamilians in Auckland

Half-day event starts at 2 pm on January 26, 2019 Venkat Raman Auckland, January 11, 2019 Games, cultural programmes and networking make up a busy programme at a newly formed organisation in Auckland. The Programme, called, ‘Tamilar Thiruvizha’ (Tamilians Festival) will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at Mt Roskill War Memorial Hall, located at 13, May Road, Mt…

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Local artists bring comic relief to a tense world

Why the world needs more Slapsticks New work by artists Lipika Sen & Prabhjyot Majithia At the ‘NZ Sculpture on Shore 2018’ Fort Takapuna, 170 Vauxhall Rd, Narrow Neck, Auckland 0624In aid of Women’s Refuge Concluding on November 18, 2018 A Special Correspondent Contemporary artists Lipika Sen and Prabhjyot Majithia have done a hattrick. They have got together for the…

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