Fiji gets closer to New Zealand after Ardern’s visit

Fiji gets closer to New Zealand after Ardern’s visit

Balaji Chandramohan New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden’s recent State visit to Fiji will reset the country’s complicated relationship with Fiji. She scored high as a compassionate leader, understanding the sentiments of Fijians and embracing the Pacific Island country with charisma. Editor’s Note: Please read related stories on our website and social media filed by the Editor of Indian Newslink…

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Brahmarishi Guruvanand creates a spell on devotees

Brahmarishi Guruvanand creates a spell on devotees

Venkat Raman Fijians seeking self-realisation and ‘true happiness’ received esteemed enlightenment in the presence of Brahmarishi (also Brahmrishi) Vishvasant Guruvanand, the Spiritual Leader, who simplified Vedanta and philosophy of life for easy assimilation. The Schedule The Master of Vedas addressed two public meetings, the first of which was held on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at Girmit Centre in Lautoka (located…

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Joint action to manage Climate Change imperative

Joint action to manage Climate Change imperative

Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama A few years back, we entered a new era of the Fiji-New Zealand friendship; an era defined by mutual respect and equality. Today, our partnership sits at unparalleled strength, as Prime Minister Ardern’s personal commitment to the Pacific has built new bridges of cooperation upon the foundation of trust and openness our governments know today.  Through her…

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Moments of grief, solidarity and gratitude at Lautoka Mosque

Moments of grief, solidarity and gratitude at Lautoka Mosque

Venkat Raman in Lautoka, Fiji New Zealanders have shown empathy and solidarity following the Christchurch massacre in Christchurch on Friday, March 15, 2019 in which 51 Muslims were killed, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said. Paying tributes to the Muslim community at a special meeting organised at the Lautoka Jame Masjid in Lautoka on February 27, 2020, she said that with…

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Bainimarama greets New Zealanders on Waitangi Day

Bainimarama greets New Zealanders on Waitangi Day

Venkat Raman Fiji’s President President Major-General (Retired) Jioji Konrote, Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama, top government officials, diplomats and others were among the guests at the Waitangi Day Celebrations held in Fiji on February 6, 2020. New Zealand’s High Commissioner to Fiji Jonathan Curr hosted the event at his official residence in Suva, highlighting the importance of the Treaty of…

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Fiji Mission commences e-passport technology

Fiji Mission commences e-passport technology

Supplied Content The Fiji High Commission in Wellington has commenced processing of e-passports applications following the installation of the new e-passport enrolment kit. The new technology enables the Mission staff to record biometric data of Fijians who travelled from Christchurch, Auckland, Napier and Hastings since its installation. New Zealand is the second Fijian diplomatic mission to receive the e-passport enrolment…

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Conference recommends better promotion of Hindi

Conference recommends better promotion of Hindi

Venkat Raman An international conference held in Fiji last fortnight highlighted the need to promote Hindi at all levels of education and ways and means of sustaining its standards. Sunita Narayan, Coordinator of the Wellington based Hindi School, who has been advocating for acceptance of Hindi in the New Zealand Curriculum along with Satya Dutt, President of the Papatoetoe (South…

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Fiji says ‘Thanks New Zealand’ for cyclone relief

Fiji says ‘Thanks New Zealand’ for cyclone relief

Supplied Content The Fijian government has acknowledged the relief assistance provided by the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT), saying it would help uplift the lives of those in the Lau Group in the Eastern Divisions, affected by Tropical Cyclones Sarai and Tino. The Fiji National Disaster Management team and government officials have been deployed to the…

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European Union gifts Disaster Preparedness Kits

European Union gifts Disaster Preparedness Kits

EU gives disaster preparedness kits to NDMO Supplied Content European Union Ambassador to Fiji and the Pacific Sujiro Seam gifted more than fifty Disaster Preparedness Kits to Fiji’s Infrastructure and Transport, National Disaster Management and Meteorological Services Minister Jone Usamate in Suva yesterday (January 27, 2020). Mr Seam said that Fiji, like other Pacific Island countries, is vulnerable to life-threatening…

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