Government funding for communities open

Government funding for communities open

Venkat Raman Auckland, August 17, 2019 If you are running a not-for-profit or charitable organisation that is involved community and social welfare projects, you may be eligible for government funding. The Internal Affairs Ministry has just announced the latest round of Ethnic Communities Development Fund, applications for which opened on Friday, August 14, 2019. Projects that grow the leadership and…

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Young Carnatic Music Masters due in Auckland, Hamilton

Young Carnatic Music Masters due in Auckland, Hamilton

Venkat Raman Auckland, August 17, 2019           Three young masters, each with a record of critical acclaim will jointly perform at two Carnatic Music Concerts, one each in Auckland and Hamilton next month. Auckland Concert Vignesh Ishwar (Vocal), L Ramakrishnan (Violin) and Tanjore Praveen Kumar (Mridangam), popularly known as ‘Praveen Sparsh,’ will form the trio in…

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St John Christchurch to get two new Ambulances

St John Christchurch to get two new Ambulances

Good work inspires two Chinese community organisations Amy Carter Christchurch, August 17, 2019 Teochew International Foundation and the Chao Shan General Association of New Zealand will donate two brand new ambulances to St John in Christchurch as thanks for the outstanding work ambulance officers did during the March 15 terror attack. Officials of the two organisations were attending their biannual…

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Talk on Cybersecurity for young adults in Auckland

Talk on Cybersecurity for young adults in Auckland

Staff Reporter (Indian Newslink) Auckland, August 17, 2019 Internationally renowned speakers will outline the ways and means of maintaining and promoting Cybersecurity against the growing menace of hackers and viruses at a forthcoming lecture in Auckland. Organised by CreateOps and ‘Y-Tech,’ the event will be held from 930 am to 230 pm on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at the Manukau…

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Australian obstinacy ruptures Pacific Islands Forum

Australian obstinacy ruptures Pacific Islands Forum

Michael O’Keefe Melbourne, Australia August 17, 2019 The Pacific Islands Forum meeting in Tuvalu this week ended in open division over Climate Change. Australia ensured its official communique watered down commitments to respond to Climate Change, gaining a hollow victory. Traditionally, communiques capture the consensus reached at the meeting. In this case, the division on display between Australia and the Pacific meant the only…

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Broadcaster’s comments on Jacinda Ardern draw flaks

Broadcaster’s comments on Jacinda Ardern draw flaks

RNZ, Tuvalu, August 16, 2019 Broadcaster Alan Jones has continued his criticism of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, despite a rebuke from Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison. On Thursday (August 15, 2019), Jones said that Mr Morrison should “shove a sock down (Ms Ardern’s) throat” after Ms Ardern said “Australia had to answer to the Pacific” on Climate Change during the…

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Fruits of Success come from the roots of ancestry

Fruits of Success come from the roots of ancestry

Wellington, August 15, 2019 India has the largest Diaspora population in the world, with more than 13 million Indians living outside the country and 17 million people of Indian origin spread across 146 countries. A few months after I entered Parliament, I attended a Conference organised by the Indian government that brought together Parliamentarians and Mayors of Indian origin from…

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Strong government contributes to stability and growth

Strong government contributes to stability and growth

Venkat Raman Auckland, August 15, 2019 More than a billion people in India and at least 30 million people of Indian origin constituting the Indian Diaspora across the Continents will mark the 73rd Independence Day of their Motherland today (August 15, 2019) and celebrate the 72nd Anniversary of their freedom from Britain on this day in 1947. While the country…

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