Overstayers can take Covid-19 test without fear of ‘repercussions’

Overstayers can take Covid-19 test without fear of ‘repercussions’

Minister assures no link to immigration Venkat Raman Auckland, August 27, 2020 Overstayers have been advised to undergo Covid-19 tests without fear of ‘any repercussions.’ Many of them have been contacting us since the novel Coronavirus entered New Zealand on February 28, 2020, asking us if they would be ‘exposing themselves’ to the authorities. Health Minister Chris Hipkins encouraged them…

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Victim to terrorist: “You are a coward, look at yourself”

Victim to terrorist: “You are a coward, look at yourself”

Warning: The follow story contains information about the Christchurch massacre David Williams Christchurch, August 26, 2020 A woman whose father was killed in the Christchurch attack demands the shooter remember his name. Sara Qasem faces the killer of her father, Abdelfattah. “I urge you to take a look around this courtroom and ask yourself, who exactly is the other here…

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Communities Organisation to launch new media campaign

Communities Organisation to launch new media campaign

#PassTheMic coincides with Christchurch massacre case sentencing Venkat Raman Auckland, August 26, 2020 An Auckland based organisation is to launch a community-led campaign to promote inclusion of people from refugee backgrounds and promote their diverse voices. #PassTheMic will be launched tomorrow, Thursday, Auckland 27, 2020, coinciding with the sentencing in the case of Christchurch massacre on March 15, 2019. Challenging…

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Sensitive approach to rising QAnon popularity in Australia

Sensitive approach to rising QAnon popularity in Australia

Kaz Ross Tasmania, Australia, August 26, 2020 On September 5, 2020, a coalition of online groups are planning an Australia-wide action called the “Day of Freedom.“ The organisers claim that hundreds of thousands will join them on the streets in defiance of restrictions on group gatherings and mask-wearing mandates. Some online supporters believe that Stage 5 lockdown will be introduced…

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For future’s sake, Congress Party should reinvent and return

For future’s sake, Congress Party should reinvent and return

India needs a strong Opposition to preserve democracy Neera Chandhoke New Delhi, August 26, 2020 The proper definition of a man, famously wrote Lewis Carroll, is an animal who writes letters. We thought that people had forgotten the fine art of letter writing, and that all we are fated to receive telegraphic and cryptic WhatsApp messages, instead of masterpieces of…

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Media Literacy Strategy imperative to dispel misinformation

Media Literacy Strategy imperative to dispel misinformation

In the fight against misinformation, who is worse – the conspiracy theorist, or the general public?  It is the latter, and the government needs to adopt a nationwide media literacy strategy in order to remedy this. A wave of Covid-19 cases. A deluge of Covid-19 misinformation on social media. A spate of media articles pondering the reasons why misinformation spreads so easily…

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‘Corporate Ola’ promises flexibility and reduced costs

‘Corporate Ola’ promises flexibility and reduced costs

The Company rides home $10 million savings for customers Venkat Raman Auckland, August 25, 2020 Ola New Zealand has just launched ‘Ola Corporate,’ a travel solution to support businesses emerging from Covid-19 lockdown. Managing Director Brian Dewil said that the initiative will facilitate convenient and cost-effective business travel, reducing employee travel expenses up to 25%. “Centralised billing and customised ride…

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Raise your hand to help challenged children

Raise your hand to help challenged children

Supplied Content Auckland, August 25, 2020 Raise your hands to support a positive initiative of StarJam. A not-for-profit organisation, StarJam helps young New Zealanders with disabilities (called, ‘Jammers’) to unleash their full potential through the magic of music, dance and performance. Its nationwide workshops, gigs and events connect Jammers with their passions, peers and wider community throughout New Zealand. “Together Aotearoa, let us…

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