Deepavali fundraiser for Murugan Temple

The South Asian community in New Zealand has been actively pursuing a number of projects and programmes to preserve, protect and promote their cultural and religious heritage. This penchant has seen musical concerts, religious ceremonies and other activities aimed at raising funds for construction of Temples in and around Auckland. Community initiatives The New Zealand Thirumurugan Temple Society has been…

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‘Jyotish Didi’ predicts through Shakespearean Sonnets

As a writer, author, and publisher of an intercultural magazine, Linda is known throughout the Western World as Linda ‘Sonnett’ Carlson. Linda Carlson-Singh is a Finnish-American citizen of the world, who lives in Half Moon Bay in Auckland. Like few Finnish seers over centuries, Linda’s Finnish family heritage gifted her with a natural ability of connecting to angels as she…

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The burning debate on firecrackers

Firecrackers, as well as other types of explosives are subject to various laws in New Zealand, depending on the location. Firecrackers themselves are not considered illegal contraband material but their sale, possession and use are subject to regulations. Traders and users require a permit to legally sell and stock and use them in public places. Virtually all firecrackers are scientifically…

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Achievers mark Diwali with pride

Jayasree Sitaraman is among the treasured members of the younger generation who believe in promoting community welfare, charitable and religious causes and most importantly, goodwill and understanding among all peoples across the social stream. A software engineer with a postgraduate degree (Master of Technology) from the National University of Singapore, Jayasree carries impressive credentials with a high performance career that…

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