Community-Specific Counsellors needed to strengthen Mental Health Support

Covid-19 worsens vulnerability of South Asian communities While the Covid-19 pandemic has drastically affected the way a vast majority of the people operate in the physical world, the environment fostered by it has taken its toll on the mental states of its denizens. The World Health Organisation (WHO) recognises that the isolation of quarantine and the anxiety of being in…

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There are no Alternative Facts, just Misinformation

 (Image by PIRO4D from Pixabay)   The blame for the recent assault on the US Capitol and President Donald Trump’s broader dismantling of democratic institutions and norms can be laid at least partly on misinformation and conspiracy theories. Those who spread misinformation, like Trump himself, are exploiting people’s lack of media literacy —it is easy to spread lies to people…

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Auckland couple sentenced for repeated tax evasion

Supplied Content Wellington, January 20, 2021 A South Auckland husband and wife, who a Judge said used a repeat pattern of tax evasion and used their children as puppets in their ongoing businesses, have been sentenced to prison and home detention respectively. Tamanini Muaiava and his wife Uputaua Muaiava were sentenced in the Papakura District Court this week on 65…

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