Opinion


Why do they have only partial rights to government benefits when they arrive as immigrants? Even as they go through the gradual process of naturalisation, they are only referred to as ethnic communities and not part of the mainstream population.
Diversity shouldn’t be seen as a difficulty: diversity is an opportunity. Our differences make New Zealand stronger. Diversity, difference and thinking outside the square are the key drivers of an innovative society.
Ethnic diversity is part of our reality in New Zealand, there is no place to view migrant communities with suspicion. The Government needs to seriously look into drafting the legislation, the policy should be to allow maximum freedom ...
The excitement at Indian Weekender is building up as we announce two new awards this year. So, really, in the third year of the Hall of Fame, we have three awards that we will celebrate.
In keeping up his tradition to speak to the people of India, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation once again. ....
Global cities around the world boast of the diverse ethnicities they support. In fact, displaying the diversity often turns into an obscene game for going global. More on this later; first let us try to understand....
Last week, we had shared the news of Kanwaljeet Singh Bakshi being elected the Chairman of the Law and Order committee. We’d like to share here that one of the people who voted for him was an MP from a rival party,...
The colour white might signify ‘peace’, but in recent times the treaty isn’t touted to be as peaceful as it is made out to be. Apart from the controversy that surrounds it,...
We have heard from reliable sources that our very own Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi has been elected the Chairman of the Law and Order Committee. Indeed we Indians are ‘Movers and Shakers’! We are especially proud of him for he was the first Kiwi-Indian MP.....
Last week I had the privilege of visiting a popular Indian fast food restaurant. After we exchanged greetings with the owner, he congratulated us for our publication going weekly......
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, an unorthodox cricketer from a small town Ranchi to the most powerful man of cricket worldwide, retired from Test cricket after the Melbourne Test.
Is the pen mightier than the sword – or the gun for that matter? Or is the gun powerful enough to freeze the pen?
The year 2014 is drawing to a close. This has been a big year for the Indian Weekender. We have made some big strides this year, made some new and exciting additions to our publication and enjoyed every bit of.....
In this issue, we talk about a crucial journey that Indian Weekender undertook and has managed to come up with some good results that can be a big contribution to the trauma and emergency management in New Zealand.
Indian Weekender is always keen to celebrate the endeavours of people who take the courage to push outside of their comfort zones and the Kiwi Indian Hall of Fame is our biggest claim to honouring this fighting spirit.
The Modi Government completes six months in power and Indian Weekender has followed Mr Modi its charismatic leader, every step of the way. Our very own “India Modi-fied” started as an ode to India’s rising hope.
Fifth of November is celebrated each year with fireworks, lighting of bonfires and family gatherings . Known as Guy Fawkes Day, this celebration is in commemoration of a significant event in history.
While the two lascars who came on board a French ship in 1769 were the first Indians to visit New Zealand, the first settler was another lascar who deserted his ship City of Edinburgh in 1810,......
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.
Fear of so-called culture shock often drives newcomers into hiding from their own goals. Yet, one shy woman’s journey reveals such negativities transformed into their exact opposite.

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