ANZ greets New Zealanders with special ATMs

New Zealanders accessing ATM machines of ANZ Bank at select locations around the country will notice a discernible difference. These ATMs have been specially designed with ‘Shubh Deepavali’ (Happy and Auspicious Diwali) greeting customers on the on-going Diwali festivities at major cities and towns. The actual Diwali Day falls this year on October 23. The pattern is supported by handcrafted…

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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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