Diverse and dynamic team at Indian Association of New Zealand

Auckland, April 20, 2018 The Indian Association of New Zealand (IANZ) has done it again. In a move that is unprecedented, women will make up one-third of the Association’s Executive Committee. At its Annual General Meeting held earlier this month, 10 women were elected to the expanded 30-members executive for 2018-2019. “This is in keeping with IANZ’s philosophy of gender-equality,…

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Indo-Pacific woman wins- Miss Congeniality 2018

Venkat Raman Auckland, April 19, 2018 When Rukshana Afu was crowned ‘Miss Congeniality 2018’ and declared First Runner-Up at the ‘Mrs India Australia’ Contest held in Gold Coast on April 14, there was not just applause but also agreement from all other contestants, organisers and of course the audience. For, this young, mother of two, is known for her compassion, ability…

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$300 million for 6200 new homes in Auckland

Bill Cashmore Auckland, April 20, 2018 Auckland Council moved a step closer yesterday (April 19) to unlocking up to $300 million in funding for housing infrastructure in the Northwest, with the potential creation of about 6200 new homes through the government’s Housing Infrastructure Fund. It came after the Council’s Governing Body agreed to submit a detailed business case to apply…

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Andrew Little enters Pike River Mine

Demonstration of safety, fulfilment of a promise RNZ, Greymouth, April 19, 2018 Andrew Little, the Minister responsible for the Pike River Mine re-entry, said that he went into the mine’s drift today to demonstrate a safe re-entry is possible. This morning, Mr Little went 30 metres into the Mine’s main entry tunnel with Pike Family representatives Anna Osborne and Sonya…

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Bridal Party stranded after Air New Zealand cancels flights

Eva Corlett Auckland, April 19, 2018 A wedding party headed for Bali has been left angry and exhausted after 30 of its members were temporarily stranded in Auckland following Air New Zealand’s flight cancellations. The Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines the airline uses in its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner fleet have been plagued with problems since last year. Thousands of passengers will…

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Researcher advocates gradual legislation of drugs use

Supplied Content Auckland, April 18, 2018 In July 2013, the Government implemented the Psychoactive Substances Act (PSA) in response to the prolific use of so-called “legal highs” in New Zealand. The implementation of this law was not without its challenges, making it a fascinating thesis topic for 28-year-old Dr Marta Rychert. World’s First “The PSA established the world’s first regulated…

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Muslims are being let down left and right

Farah Hancock Auckland, April 19, 2018 Islamophobia: the conversation killer The left’s reluctance to confront problematic parts of Islamic ideology has allowed the far-right to hijack the narrative about Muslims, according to ex-Muslim and author Ali Rizvi. Speaking out about women’s rights, the rights of homosexuals or the right of religious freedom should be encouraged and not shut down by…

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