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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.

The High Commiss...

Parliamentarians, community leaders, High Commissioners and Diplomatic Corps of different countries and interfaith representatives gathered at the Parliament in Wellington on Wednesday, March 11 for the premier or the first screening of Guru Nanak’s documentary in New Zealand.

The event was organised to mark the 550th birthday of Sikh guru, Guru Nanak Dev ji, and a commemorative stamp on Guru Nanak was also released at the occasion.

The event was organised by National List MP Kanwaljit Singh Baksh...

The Office of Indian High Commission has on Wednesday, February 19, hosted the visiting Indian Cricket Team for a community reception at the India House in Lower Hutt, Wellington.

Speaking on occasion High Commissioner of India to New Zealand, Muktesh Pardeshi expressed his joy and excitement for hosting the ‘Men in Blue’ along with the team officials from BCCI. 

Present at the event were Hon Consul of India in Auckland, Bhav Dhillon, Minister for Sport and Recreation Grant Robertson, Mayor of Wel...

A one-day National Hindi Language Workshop was held at Papatoetoe High School on Saturday, September 21, jointly organised by Hindi Language and Culture Trust of New Zealand, Bhartiya Bhasha Evan Shodh Sansthan, Teach Hindi NZ and New Zealand Hindi Teachers Association.

The daylong workshop received overwhelming support from the Hindi community and others alike right from Christchurch, Wellington, Whanganui, Palmerston North, Hamilton and greater Auckland.

Present at the workshop were Minister of...

Bhartiya Mandir, the oldest temple in New Zealand, celebrated 25-years of its glorious existence in a high-octane event attended by the who’s who of the Indian community, parliamentarians and highly regarded priests of other temples in the city.

The event was attended by Auckland Mayor Phil Goff, Leader of National Party Simon Bridges, Honorary Consul of India Bhav Dhillon, Parliamentary Under Secretary for Ethnic Communities and MP for Mt Roskill Michael Wood and he also represented Prime Minist...

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