Kiwibank honours local heroes at Sylvia Park

Kiwibank honours local heroes at Sylvia Park

Venkat Raman Auckland, December 9, 2019 Two prominent social workers were honoured by Kiwibank at the opening of its branch in Sylvia Park in Mount Wellington this morning. Belinda Thompson and Damian Piilua received special commendation from the Bank’s Chief Executive Steve Jurkovich at a small gathering of the Bank’s staff and customers at the informal gathering. The Bank has…

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Otago Varsity Professor delivers address in Tamil

Otago Varsity Professor delivers address in Tamil

Dunedin Tamil Society Diwali Programme Supplied Content Dunedin, December 8, 2019 The highlight of this year’s Diwali Programme organised by the Dunedin Tamil Society was the keynote address delivered in Tamil by Dr Benjamin Schonthal, Associate Professor, Buddhism and Asian Religions at University of Otago, Dunedin. A Scholar in Tamil, with a high degree of proficiency in reading, writing and…

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Saree spells spectacle of colour, culture and charisma

Saree spells spectacle of colour, culture and charisma

‘Auckland New Zealand Saree Speak’ group registers popularity Venkat Raman Auckland, December 8, 2019 Sixty women of Indian origin got together last weekend, each of them sparkling in her chosen version of the Saree, an attire that is fast becoming the desire among other communities around the world. They were a part of the ‘Auckland New Zealand Saree Speak,’ a…

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Hunua Falls Camp celebrates its Hundred

Hunua Falls Camp celebrates its Hundred

Supplied Content (Edited) Auckland, December 8, 2019 What a wonderful day it was! Presbyterian Camps Board Chairman Maree Allan introduced the speakers Former Board Member John Treneman, who has been involved with the Camp for more than 40 years, spoke of the earlier times, about the buildings being constructed over weekends and a few misadventures along the way.  From six…

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Pacific youth pledge support for Climate Action Campaign

Pacific youth pledge support for Climate Action Campaign

Bainimarama calls for aggressive action in Spain Madrid, December 8, 2019 Fiji’s Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama has urged the youth in the Pacific to raise their voices and build relationship with their counterparts globally to establish Climate Action coalitions of the future. Delivering the keynote address at the High-Level Talanoa Session on ‘Ambitious Nationally-Determined Contributions (NDCs) with Pacific Youths…

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Rabindran appointed to Marsden Maritime Board

Rabindran appointed to Marsden Maritime Board

Venkat Raman Auckland, December 8, 2019 Auckland based Barrister and International Legal Consultant Rabin Rabindran has been appointed to the Board Marsden Maritime Holdings Limited. His appointment, which became effective in October 2019, has been made at a time when the Port company has been making news for its discussions on the potential of Auckland’s Port activities moving to Northland.…

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Aromatic recipes bring alive fine Gujarati cuisine

Aromatic recipes bring alive fine Gujarati cuisine

Mother and daughter launch Indian Gujarati cookbook Contributed (Edited) Auckland, December 7, 2019 Preserving the authentic Indian Gujarati cuisine for her three daughters has been one of life’s goals for the Wellington based Shobha Kalyan. It has also been her dream of many years to write a cookbook replete with recipes that would be cherished and practiced by generations to…

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