John Key leads the parade of honourables

Queen’s Birthday Honours List: Highlights: John Key get the Grand Knighthood, Lyn Provost becomes a Companion, Wallace Haumaha and Robert Khan appointed respectively Officer and Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit and Kulwinder Singh Jhamat and Prabha Ravi to receive Queen’s Service Medal Queen Elizabeth II has appointed former Prime Minister John Key as the Knight Grand Companion…

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Community mourns the passing of Raman Ranchhod

Venkat Raman  More than 600 people attended the funeral service of popular businessman and philanthropist Raman Ranchhod held on Friday, June 9, 2017 at the Purewa Cemetery and Crematorium located at 100-102 St Johns Road, Meadowbank, Auckland. Earlier, Hindu religious rites were held at the Manning Funerals in Parnell, attended by members of the Ranchhod family and a few close…

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Foundation for Photography under focus

Venkat Raman –  While smartphones have made people instant photographers, it is heartening to see an increasing number of residents in the Waikato region taking up to traditional photography, which has encouraged an internationally acclaimed photographer to establish a Foundation to create a veritable platform for enthusiasts to attain proficiency. Ashok Kochhar, who has been a regular contributor to our…

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