Indian Weekender

The Indian Weekender is New Zealand’s first weekend publication that is targeted at the 120,000-strong ethnic Indian readership in the country. However, the online edition is increasingly being accessed by readers in Fiji, Australia, India, the US, the UK, Canada, Singapore and Malaysia besides other countries. IW is published by Kiwi Media Group, a media savvy enterprise promoted by well established Kiwi businesspeople. With special correspondents in India and Fiji and wide ranging niche content arrangements, IW brings the latest in news of interest to the Indian diaspora, fresh perspectives through its analytical columns, weekend leisure reading for the entire family, with generous portions of the two topics that bind Indians together no matter where they live – Bollywood and cricket.

Managing Editor & Publisher

Giri Gupta
The man who started it all with a dream and is continuing with his passion. Giri Gupta is an entrepreneur with business interests in real estate, travel & tourism, hospitality and media. He is deeply involved in the promotion of Indian culture and heritage in New Zealand. A dedicated community worker, he is always keen to help various community organisations through his personal network and media publication – the Indian Weekender. For him, Indian Weekender is a passion, not a business.

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Bhav Dhillon
The man who has helped shape the success story of Indian Weekender with his business acumen, network and passion. Bhav is an industrialist with interests in the infrastructure industry and has been hailed by various Government organizations, as a successful Kiwi businessman who has brought repute to the Indian community.

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Arvind Kumar
ARVIND KUMAR: Acting Editor of Indian Weekender. Born and raised in Fiji, Arvind has more than 25 years’ experience in the media industry. He has worked on major daily newspapers and magazines in Fiji and the Pacific. In New Zealand, he has worked at the New Zealand Herald, Waikato Times and is current Chief Sub-Editor of NZ Rural Press Ltd, a division of Fairfax Media NZ.

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Chief technology officer

Rohan deSouza
Rohan is the Chief Technology Officer for Indian Weekender. He has worked with some of the world's biggest corporates in roles spanning through the entire product development lifecycle including concept, design, development, project management, UX design and strategy. He has been instrumental in spearheading the strategy, design and development for some of NZ's biggest media and real estate websites. He is the sole developer of the Indian Weekender website and is also co-founder of Moa Creative, NZ's premier mobile development company and App La Carte a mobile app solution.


Thanks to Karen D'Lima for designing the original logo Sandesh that started it all. Cameron McLay and Kim Moon for their amazing dev tips and Charles Wang for his excellent imaging application.

The community

Last but definitely not least, You, we thank you for your support of Indian Weekender and welcome your participation in Indian Weekender as a contributor for stories, events, articles, recipes or just about anything, we're open to any ideas you may have. Please send all contributions through to our Editor. All tips and suggesstions for website improvement are very welcome.