Government must reverse ban on community newspapers quickly

Government must reverse ban on community newspapers quickly

Wellington, March 29, 2020 The Government’s decision to close down all community and weekly papers must be reversed. The decision that only paid daily newspapers can continue to publish during the lockdown is wrong. It means that many New Zealanders will now be without the news they have come to depend upon and now need during the lockdown. Compliance assured…

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Senior volunteers supply Meals on Wheels in Christchurch

Senior volunteers supply Meals on Wheels in Christchurch

Shirish Paranjape Christchurch, March 29, 2020 I experienced something new on Friday (March 27, 2020), thanks to Red Cross. Red Cross volunteers make sure that meals prepared by Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) reach the needy residents in the community. However, a majority of these volunteers are over 70 years of age and hence cannot perform this role while New…

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High Commission offers essential items to stranded Indians

High Commission offers essential items to stranded Indians

Who qualifies clarified, the distribution process to be determined Venkat Raman Auckland, March 29, 2020   The Wellington-based Indian High Commission is considering offering essential items to Indian passport holders who are stranded in the country with no relatives or friends and devoid of cash or EFTPOS facility. Hamper for essential commodities High Commissioner Muktesh Pardeshi told Indian Newslink a…

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