Presidential visit spells goodwill

Venkat Raman –  The first ever visit of the Indian Head of State to New Zealand, marked by a series of speeches and events over the past three days, was demonstration of friendship and goodwill between the two countries, although there was no significant score on the political front. Pranab Mukherjee received a warm welcome by Ethnic Communities Minister Peseta…

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A small step in a big move to quell family violence

A Report on Gandhi Nivas in South Auckland Mandy Morgan and Leigh Coombes Editor’s Note: Gandhi Nivas is an initiative to ‘complete’ the approach to minimise, if possible eliminate totally, family violence among South Asian families. The following report, commissioned by Massey University looks at the concept, practice and challenges that face the collective effort in South Auckland. The following…

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About Gandhi Nivas and PSOs

Gandhi Nivas is a partnership between Auckland-based medical provider network Nirvana Health Group, Counties Manukau Police and Sahaayta Counselling and Social Support. The partnership was established using a Lotteries Commission grant and receives on-going funding from Total Healthcare PHO and other private funders. The Concept The concept grew from discussions between Counties Manukau Police and their South Asian Police Advisory…

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Futuristic design wins award for Capital girl

Venkat Raman venkat@indiannewslink.co.nz Eight-year-old Ashreya Ranchord became the cynosure of all eyes and certainly the pride of modern children as she won the first prize in the recently conducted ‘Meridian Energy Wind Turbine Competition.’ The little one, a student at Wellington’s Brooklyn School was not present at the awards ceremony held on April 15, 2016 but would be honoured at…

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Hope, love and furniture to damaged schools

Venkat Raman –  venkat@indiannewslink.co.nz Hundreds of tables, chairs and other furniture items were delivered to schools that were damaged by Tropical Cyclone Winston, thanks to the efforts of a few Samaritans, with timely support and benevolence of a number of New Zealand and Fijian businesses including Air New Zealand. Former Ba Mayor and former President of International Congress of Fiji…

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