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23 Jan 2019

Successful Auckland businessman Bhav Dhillon joins the elite company of eminent New Zealanders of Indian origin such as Rt. Honourable Sir Anand Satyanand, the former Governor General of New Zealand, Sukhi Turner (Mayor of Dunedin) and Judge Ajit Swaran Singh (Manukau District court Judge), and Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi (Member of Parliament) – to be honoured with Indian government’s highest Indian diaspora award – Pravasi Bhartiya Samman (Overseas Indian Award).

The President of India Ram Nath Kovi...

26 Oct 2017

A phone scammer in Central Auckland imposing as a policeman has targeted an unsuspecting family in the Indian community, by telling that a member of their family has been arrested and would only be freed in lieu of some hefty cash payments.

The Indian Weekender has learnt through a close friend of the family that the victim family is quite stressed as they have lost thousands of dollars “of their single income hard working money.”

“The family is traumatized and very stressed at the moment.

“They go...

In a bid to recognise the work and contribution of Punjabi community in New Zealand, the New Zealand Punjabi Foundation (NZPF) is launching Kiwi Punjabi Awards Night.

The awards will be held on November 4 in Papatoetoe and is an invitation-only event.

Speaking to Indian Weekender, NZPF Chairperson Navtej Randhawa said that they feel the need to acknowledge the contribution Punjabis are making in New Zealand.

“There are so many Punjabis in New Zealand and some of them are doing exceptionally well an...

16 Oct 2017

The Government of India as a part of its initiative to expand outreach in New Zealand has appointed Bhav Dhillon – a businessman of repute - as the new Honorary Consul in Auckland.

Dhillon's official jurisdiction will cover Auckland district, Northland and Waikato region with residence in Auckland.

"Mr Dhillon's appointment will strengthen the High Commission's outreach in these three regions," a press release from the office of Indian High Commission said.

"It will also add strength to activities...

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