Fake News is bad but it is getting worse

Newshub Political Editor Tova O’Brien accused Advance NZ Leader Jami-Lee Ross of peddling misinformation (Screenshot)   Fears that foreign political consultants and fringe parties would turn Facebook followers and fake news into votes in the election proved unfounded. The major parties mostly ran a clean game online too. So is misinformation in political messages really something to worry about? Strategy…

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South Asian communities prove a point in Election 2020

Interesting facts about Hamilton West and Upper Harbour The electoral victory of two candidates, one each of Indian and Sri Lankan origin at the recently held General Election 2020 in New Zealand has proved a major point: that New Zealanders will go beyond ethnicity and other considerations and exercise their franchise and choose the right candidates. This could be further…

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Dunedin Tamils to mark Deepavali on November 7

Tamilians in Dunedin eagerly look forward to their annual Diwali celebrations on November 7, 2020 at Taieri Bowling Club, located at Brooklands Park 12, Wickliffe Street, Mosgiel. Dunedin Tamil Society is organising the event to showcase Tamil culture and tradition and bring together members of other communities.  Dr Nivethanan Kamalendran   Society President Dr Nivethanan Kamalendran said that the Association…

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Community Leader’s sister succumbs to Covid-19

Venkat Raman Auckland, October 23, 2020 We are sorry to report the sudden demise of Ezhilarasi, younger sister of Muthtamil Sangam Auckland General Secretary Kathiravan Sam in Chennai, India yesterday- Thursday, October 22, 2020. It is understood that she contracted Covid-19 less than a week ago and was hospitalised after being diagnosed with the disease. Ezhilarasi was 48 years old…

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Ekta NZ takes ‘Mall Diwali’ to the people in Wellington

Ekta NZ Inc, a community organisation based in Wellington is organising Diwali 2020 at North City in the Capital this weekend. The Organisation calls it ‘Mall Diwali.’ According to Ekta Project Lead Sonam Srivastava, this is the first time that a Diwali event is being held at a Mall in Wellington. Increasing diversity “This is significant and a reflection of…

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