Two Centuries on, Muslims foster their fraternal bond

Two Centuries on, Muslims foster their fraternal bond

Abdullah Drury The first Muslims to visit New Zealand were Lascars, Asian Sailors, who worked on board European vessels. Recent research by Dr Todd Nachowitz has revealed that two Indian Muslim sailors toured the Northland Coast in December 1769 on a French ship named Saint Jean-Baptiste. The Crew Muster Roll included ‘Mamouth Cassem’ (presumably Mahmud Qasim) and a 16-year-old Bengali…

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Women in Banking Westpac

Women in Banking Westpac

Deepa Dias Bank Manager Takanini Deepa immigrated to Auckland in 1999 with her young family, starting at Westpac 15 years ago. She has Business Studies qualifications from Massey University and is currently studying towards a Graduate Diploma in Business Studies (Financial Planning) as part of her ongoing professional development. Her strength lies in her communication and ability to connect with…

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Holiday season brings smile on faces and tills

Venkat Raman Snow, ice and cold weather are often missed by average New Zealanders since the Southern Hemisphere is normally hot and humid. Christmas this year promises to bring with it cooler weather but perhaps more rain; which is not anyone’s idea of Christmas really! Festivities have begun already, with commercial organisations and corporates hosting Christmas and year-end parties for…

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Our Salutations come with esteem and dignity

But let us first look back at George Orwell and his prophesies Journalism is no longer the domain of a few, who, through qualifications and tough training, get their first by-line after a year or two of cub-reporting. In a fast-changing socio-economic landscape, almost everyone is a scribe, thanks to social media such Facebook and Twitter, people can report people,…

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Achievements gratify, challenges motivate towards progress

Jacinda Ardern Firstly, I would like to offer my congratulations to Indian Newslink on the occasion of your 19th anniversary. Thank you for all the hard work that you have done, strengthening connections in your community over those years. We have also recently celebrated a significant anniversary. Our Achievements It has now been a year since the Coalition Government came…

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Poor policies adversely affect all New Zealanders

Simon Bridges One of National’s main focuses in Opposition is to hold this Government to account as it imposes more costs on New Zealand families. A year in, New Zealanders are feeling the effects of the Government’s poor policies, its careless approach to the safety of our communities and to spending taxpayer money. Rising costs strangle Law-abiding New Zealanders are…

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