Waitakere Diwali brings the talent of the new generation

Waitakere Diwali brings the talent of the new generation

Thakur Ranjit Singh Waitakere Indian Association (WIA) was initiated and brought into being by a few third- generation Fiji Indians, descendants of Girmityas in Waitakere, West Auckland in 2000. Nineteen years on, the Association continues to be torchbearer of the community, celebrating Diwali, the Festival of Lights, year after year, in the spirit of family bond. This year’s event was…

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Papatoetoe Rotary collects $3000 for Polio Eradication Programme

‘End Polio Day’ marked worldwide on October 24, 2019 Members of the Rotary Club of Papatoetoe collected $3000 from local businesses and people to fund the Rotary International initiative of ‘Global Polio Eradication Programme. Raj Pardeep Singh of the Club said that he and his colleagues also used the opportunity to create awareness on Polio among the people in Auckland.…

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Spiritual Leader imparts the Eternal Message of Truth

Supplied Content (Edited) New Zealanders had the benefit of the deep-rooted knowledge and blessings of Gurudevshri Rakesh, an enlightened mystic, spiritual visionary and founder of Shrimad Rajchandra Mission Dharampur in Auckland last fortnight. The discourses held at the Fickling Convention Centre in Three Kings on October 10 and Ormiston Senior College in Manukau on October 11, 2019 were attended by…

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Youngster with finesse of an experienced artiste debuts

Venkat Raman Dheeraj Venkatachalam lived up to his family’s reputation as doyens of Bhakti and  traditional music at his Arangetram as a vocal artiste at Dorothy Winstone Centre, Auckland Girls Grammar School on October 12, 2019. Son of Venkat Subramaniam (2degrees Mobile Limited Chief Operating Officer) and Kavitha Venkat, he has the makings of some of our greatest male singers…

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Auckland Conference brings Fijians of the World

Auckland Conference brings Fijians of the World

Venkat Raman The challenges and successes of the Fijian Diaspora and the potential for their contributions to the growth of the Fijian economy are among the topics that are expected to be discussed at a conference in Auckland this week. Organised by the Fiji-based ‘Genda Project,’ the one-day event titled, ‘Genda Diaspora Talks- Fijians of the World,’ will be held…

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World’s first Ganesh Chaturthi at Papakura Temple

32 Special Wooden Statues installed Venkat Raman Sri Ganesha Temple, incorporating ‘Karpaga Vinayagar,’ in the South Auckland suburb of Papakura became the first in the world to commence ‘Vinayaka Chaturthi’ Festival with special prayers offered to the Lord and other Deities on September 1, 2019. The event was exclusive to donor families and hence was not publicised. Thousands of people…

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