Healthy Families spell happy communities

Healthy Families spell happy communities

Dr Ashraf Choudhary There is a general perception that Middlemore Hospital (in South Auckland) is over-crowded, has long patient waiting lists, doctors and nurses are overworked, and for many patients, parking is a nightmare and expensive. This reflects the state of affairs of health facilities in South Auckland, which generally represents a low socio-economic base and education in our region.…

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Voice of ethnic communities gets stronger and louder

Which is why you must vote in the Local Government Elections Dr Ashraf Choudhary Have you ever wondered who makes decisions about such things as local parks for sports, reserves, free events for young and old, libraries, swimming pools, arts and culture, transport, water supply and sewerage, local roads maintenance, refuse collection, maintaining museums, mowing berms and so on? It…

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Carrying voices of communities to serve

Our Christchurch Correspondent Shirish Paranjape is a strong advocate of ethnic representation at various governance roles so that voices are heard and concerns are addressed appropriately. He currently represents the Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board at the Riccarton House and Bush Trust and seeking re-election. Eventful three years Shirish said that the three-year term as an elected member was very eventful and…

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Phil Goff promises ‘Better Auckland’ as second-term Mayor

Venkat Raman Homes for the unfortunate, better quality of drinking water, Improved transport network, reduced carbon emissions, cleaner beaches and protection of endangered species are among the promises that Auckland Mayor Phil Goff dealt to the residents of the country’s largest City this afternoon. Launching his Re-Election Campaign at the newly built ‘Diversity Centre’ of the Indian Association (Manukau) of…

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