Miss Indianz coming up as Talent Junction

Venkat Raman The annual Miss Indianz competition this year will be open to all persons of Indian origin including those on student and work visas, according to a notification issued last week. The show will also have a new category called, ‘Miss Indianz International.’ Both competitions will be held at the Auckland Town Hall on Saturday, September 12, 2015. Reshab…

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Young musicians assemble for Temple fund

Venkat Raman Aucklander Nadesan Nanthakumar meticulously works to reach his self-assigned targets in life, career and the community, in that order. As well as circulating and updating events conducted by various Indian, Sri Lankan and other organisations to people on his extensive database, he took upon himself last year to organise musical events in aid of the ‘Thirumurugan Temple’ of…

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New initiatives to lift New Zealand’s youngest town

Parmeet Sahni Like every other ‘fully developed country,’ New Zealand has its own challenges of under-performing towns and villages, unemployment and other social ailments. While every government tries to do its best to address these challenges, community effort is imperative to achieve national objectives and goals. It was in fulfillment of such a responsibility that the trustees, members and volunteers…

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The power of fashion cuts through global barriers

Venkat Raman A young member of the community is creating waves across oceans with her designs on fashion, individual satisfaction and most important of all, global friendship. Nazneen Daruwalla, who has been on stage performing dance numbers at several popular events (including Indian Newslink Indian Business Awards), is now setting the scene for the fashion conscious in New Zealand and…

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