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The Consulate of India on Wednesday, April 15, distributed pre-packed boxes of food and grocery items to more than 500 people - mostly on temporary visas and struggling financially - during the Alert Level 4 lockdown.

Announced by the High Commission of India, in Wellington, this initiative was taken up to help largely Indian nationals who were on different temporary visas - either students or workers or stranded tourists – and struggling financially during the four-week lockdown.

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The Indian High Commission was working round the clock to support Indian tourists who are stranded in New Zealand following the Covid-19 lockdown here and in India.

India's honorary consul in Auckland, Bhav Dhillon, said there were 900 visitors from India stranded around the country.

"Where some stranded tourists need medical help, need medicines, we're working round the clock on doing that," Dhillon said.

"So we're doing everything possible to help and support them."

Dhillon said the stranded touri...

The Kiwi-Indian Chef who was rendered homeless ever since the country had entered into the Level-4 lockdown has finally been able to get an accommodation following an intervention from the office of the Hon Consul of India, on behalf of the Indian High Commission. 

The Indian Weekender had earlier reported that Paras Gupta, a sous Chef, who had worked in several popular and top-level restaurants and Indian food chains was struggling to get entry into accommodation without an original passport, wh...

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