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We’re getting closer to the end of the year, which for our older children, means they’re in the middle of exams. I’m sure they’ve all been studying hard, and I wish them the best as they put their knowledge to the test.
Scaremongering about the cost of New Zealand Super continues with some in the public and the media now convinced that it is not affordable. They are wrong.
Music lovers in Auckland have been treated to a wonderful set of performances by Sandhya Sanjana and RaagTime over the past two weeks. The band performed at Auckland's premier jazz venue- the Creative Jazz Club...
“A feminist is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men.” Gloria Steinem
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit Shah and five other Indians figure among Foreign Policy magazine's sixth annual list of "100 Leading Global Thinkers".
Norwegian World chess champion Magnus Carlsen and the Indian title challenger Viswanathan Anand Monday signed a peace treaty after fighting for over six hours and making 122 moves in seventh round.
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From the desk of managing editor, Giri Gupta: 7 November
The 31st of October is celebrated as the National Unity Day in commemoration of the birth anniversary of India’s Iron Man – Sardar Vallabhai Patel who is considered to have been the key person in keeping India united.

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From the desk of managing editor, Giri Gupta: 31 October
The Indian Weekender seems to be in a perpetual mode for celebrations or is it that time of the year when, we hard working Indians decide to celebrate life? Just as the Diwali celebrations were dimming, the celebrations for Gurpurab are around the corner.
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Narendra “Style bhai” Modi
Fashion now has a new name. He is being hailed and admired as one of India’s best dressed Prime Ministers.

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“Has gender arrived?” asks Prof Deshpande
Prof Deshpande’s seminar, entitled “Women’s Vote in Indian Elections: Has Gender Arrived?”, examined the nature of women’s vote casting in India.
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Ravi Mehta of Professional Financial Solutions Limited (PFSL) was voted the second top-most individual mortgage advisor in New Zealand at a recent survey.

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Hot deals on the fifth anniversary of hot yoga classes
To celebrate the 5th anniversary of opening Achel hot yoga offered free classes to all on the 11th October - at both their studios in Botany and Manukau.
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Centre gives entire list of Lutyens’ bungalow allotments to Supreme Court
 
Hamilton fire: Mourners gather to farewell friends
Laila Harre steps down as Internet Party leader
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By Adrian
I very much agree with what I just read. People do get tired and lose their attention span. Some people need to breath and some need manage out of work problems from time to time. The result of these changes will become more tired, stressed out employees and possibly even more social unrest outside of work which is not good in any long term plan. I really do like NZ first party for their common sense leadership views. Well done.
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By Sudhir Rajagopalan
The sad reality is that most kiwis are racist. In many  discussion sites ranging from topix nz,facebook, talk back radio commentsand letters to the editor, I have estimated that around 75 percent of kiwis are racist. We cannot expect to change the hearts and minds of kiwis.   However, government departments should never be racist and this is very disgraceful. The cat is now out of the bag and we now know clearly  the true ugly and racist underbelly of NZ Immigration
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THE BOOK OF GENESIS TIED TO ANCIENT SCRIPTURES

By Kerushini
I strongly believe that Genesis of the Bible ties in with what is depicted as the great rulers according to ancient scriptures. Genesis 6:4 says - There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.
Less talk, let's start building houses
Less talk, let's start building houses

By Oliva
They haven't done it for 6 years, so they are not going to start now, are they? Get real. People can't live where they can't afford so they need to move back to cheaper accommodation and maybe the breadwinners have to commute further or board in the city during the week. So get on with it. There are much more popular issues to deal with.
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