Madeleine Laracy becomes DIG Intelligence

Supplied Content Wellington, August 25, 2017 Public Defence Service Director and former Crown Counsel Madeleine Laracy, has been appointed Deputy Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security for a three-year term, Prime Minister Bill English announced today. “The Deputy Inspector-General assists the Inspector-General in preparing and carrying out programmes for the general oversight and review of each intelligence and security agency,” he…

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Hindus mark Ganesh Chaturthi today

Ganapathi Bappa Morya, Purchya Varshi Laukariya! Venkat Raman Auckland, August 25, 2017 Millions of Hindus all over the world will mark ‘Ganesh Chaturthi,’ denoting the Birthday of ‘Lord Ganesha,’ considered as the Remover of All Obstacles. In Auckland, festivals are underway at all the Temples as we write this report. In South Auckland suburb of Papakura, which houses the Deity…

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Indian Mission announces web address change

Supplied Content Wellington, August 24, 2017 It has been decided to close the existing website of High Commission of India, Wellington/ New Zealand www.hicomind.org.nz and move to a newly created and more secure website domain www.hciwellineton.in. The new website domain www.hciwellington.in is already functional. All are hereby requested to take note of the new website and use it for contacting…

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Bangkok to host Asia-Pacific Environment Summit

Date & Venue: September 5 to September 8, 2017, UN Conference Centre, Bangkok Supplied Content Bangkok, Thailand, August 24, 2017 The first Asia-Pacific Ministerial Summit on Environment, jointly organised by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and UN Environment will be held in Bangkok from September 5 to September 8, 2017. Held under the…

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Election Forum brings together political parties

Supplied Content Auckland, August 24, 2017 The Auckland Regional Migrant Services in partnership with Auckland Ethnic Regional Council and supported by New Zealand Indian Central Association and Auckland Indian Association is conducting an Election Forum on Sunday, August 27, 2017. The Forum will be held from 2 pm to 4 pm at Mahatma Gandhi Centre, 145, New North Road, Eden…

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Massive investment to improve mental health

Bill English Wellington, August 24, 2017 Almost every New Zealander has been affected either by mental health issues themselves, or when supporting family or friends. In 2007, 96,000 people used specialist mental health and addiction services. In 2017 that number has increased to 168,000. The Government aims to support these people, families and frontline staff as much as possible and…

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$453,000 awarded to support Auckland events

Supplied Content Auckland, August 24, 2017 Auckland Council has awarded $453,000 in grants to 32 events across Auckland thanks to its Regional Event Fund. The event grants, awarded by Auckland Council’s Community Development and Safety Committee, were assessed on several factors, including the level of positive community benefits generated, how effectively run previous events had been and the level of…

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