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Cover Story 
The Government focuses
on “better days” for Kiwis this Easter
The minimum wage goes up by 75 cents, from $15.75 an
hour to $16.50.
It’s the first of the Government’s several The new PTA takes effect from 27
planned rises aimed at lifting the wage to March 2018, when Adrian Orr starts his
$20 an hour by April 2021. five-year term as Governor. The new
PTA has to be signed under the existing
In addition to the minimum wage, the provisions of the Reserve Bank Act
‘training’ and ‘starting-out’ wages have 1989, which has price stability as the
also risen to $13.20 an hour. Around Reserve Bank’s primary objective.
164,000 Kiwi workers and their families
will be better off following the increase. The agreement continues the
Its all a part of this Government’s plan to requirement for the Reserve Bank to
improve pay and conditions for working keep future annual CPI inflation between
Kiwi’s and ensuring those on lower 1 and 3 percent over the medium-term,
incomes get to share in the Country’s with a focus on keeping future inflation
economic prosperity. near the 2 percent mid-point.

Amidst speculation that this wage The new PTA now also requires
increase is likely to effect small business’s monetary policy to be conducted members. The Reserve Bank Governor Mr Orr said that the PTA also
and may even initiate attrition in some so that it contributes to supporting will be the chair. recognises the role of monetary
companies, the move has come as a maximum levels of sustainable policy in contributing to supporting
respite to the struggling populace. employment within the economy. maximum sustainable employment,
Though the Auckland Chamber of “It is my intention that the as will be captured formally in an
Commerce said businesses had accepted The new focus on employment amendment Bill in coming months.
the wage rise was going to happen. But outcomes is an outcome of Phase 1 of first committee of seven
its chief executive Michael Barnett said the Review of the Reserve Bank Act “This PTA provides a bridge in that
he did not think the government had the 1989, which the Coalition Government
members would have four
direction under the constraints of
right motivation for it. announced in November 2017. internal, and three external the current Act. The Reserve Bank’s
flexible inflation targeting regime has
“They’ve done it on the basis that we “The Reserve Bank Act is nearly 30 members. Treasury will long included employment and output
have a vibrant economy - it’s the wrong years old. While the single focus on variability in its deliberations on
way round to do it, what we should price stability has generally served also have a non-voting interest rate decisions. What this PTA
be doing is encouraging people to be New Zealand well, there have been does is make it an explicit expectation
better skilled so that they get a higher significant changes to the New Zealand observer on the MPC to that the Bank accounts for that
pay,” he said. economy and to monetary policy consideration transparently. Maximum
practices since it was enacted,” Grant
provide information on sustainable employment is determined
Mr Barnett said most businesses would Robertson said. fiscal policy,” by a wide range of economic factors
have been prepared for the rise but the beyond monetary policy.”
government’s plan to raise it to $20 an A Bill will be introduced to - Grant Robertson
hour by 2021 would be problematic. Parliament in the coming months to Mr Orr said that he welcomes the
implement Cabinet’s decisions on intention to use a monetary policy
The MPC is expected to begin operation
The increase promised during the recommendations from Phase 1 of the committee decision-making group,
in 2019 following passage of amending
election campaign adds 75 cents per Review. As well as legislating for the including both Bank staff and a
legislation. There will be a full Select
hour on the current wage. dual mandate, this will include the minority of external members.
Committee process for the legislation.
creation of a committee for monetary
“This consistency gives employers and policy decisions. “Legislating for this committee will
Reserve Bank Governor-Designate,
employees certainty, and minimises give a strong basis for the Bank’s
Adrian Orr, said that the PTA
potential negative effects of increasing “Currently, the Governor of the Reserve use of a committee decision-making
recognises the importance of
the minimum wage too sharply. Bank has sole authority for monetary process. Widening the committee to
monetary policy to the wellbeing of
policy decisions under the Act. While include external members also brings
all New Zealanders.
New PTA requires Reserve Bank to clear institutional accountability the benefit of diversity and challenge
consider employment alongside price was important for establishing the in our thinking, while enhancing the
“The PTA appropriately retains the
stability mandate credibility of the inflation-targeting transparency of decision-making and
Reserve Bank’s focus on a price stability
system when the Act was introduced, flow of information.”
objective. The Bank’s annual consumer
Earlier in the week New Zealand there has been greater recognition
price inflation target remains at 1 to 3
Finance Minister Grant Robertson in recent decades of the benefits of Phase 2 of the Review is being scoped.
percent, with the ongoing focus on the
and the incoming new Reserve committee decision-making structures,” It will focus on the Reserve Bank’s
mid-point of 2 percent.
Bank Governor Adrian Orr signed Grant Robertson said. financial stability role and broader
a new Policy Targets Agreement governance reform. Announcements on
“Price stability offers enduring benefits
(PTA) setting out specific targets The Government has agreed a range the final scope will be made by mid-
for New Zealanders’ living standards,
for maintaining price stability and of five to seven voting members for a 2018 and subsequent policy work will
especially for those on low and fixed
a requirement for employment Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) commence in the second half of 2018.
incomes. It guards against the erosion
outcomes to be considered in the for decision-making. The majority of
of the value of our money and savings,
conduct of monetary policy. members will be Reserve Bank internal
and the misallocation of investment.”
staff, and a minority will be external
The Indian News | Page 4 April 03, 2018

NZ Story
Open House for the International Day for the
Elimination of Racial Discrimination
The Church of Scientology tolerance, inclusion, unity lawyer and exposing injustice
in Grafton, Auckland, and respect for diversity in in Columbia which made it
recognized the United the context of combating necessary for him to leave his
Nations International Day racial discrimination. Iman country. He also drew parallels
for the Elimination of Racial Shaffiq spoke about how the with the colonial domination of
Discrimination by hosting a Muslim scriptures relates to Maori people in New Zealand
human rights open house event human rights. His community and the injustices that violated
last weekend 24 March 2018. has produced the first Maori the Treaty of Waitangi .
translation of the Quran and
Representing the church’s Justice of the Peace Lingappa
recently organized a march for
human rights campaign, Ms Kalburgi from the Indian
humanity in South Auckland.
Alli Axford emceed the function Association spoke about
Oscar Pena talked about
saying how people are entitled some historical events and
his past as a human rights
to human rights without the importance of preserving
discrimination and screened traditional cultures in New discrimination,’ Ms Axford long announcements shown
The Story of Human Rights Zealand’s multicultural said. ‘The purpose of our were Article 1, that all human
short film to the audience. society. His work with the human rights campaign is beings are born free and equal,
Kannada culture, language to provide good educational and Article 2, where everyone
This was followed by guest
and heritage promotion tools for people to use in their is entitled to all the rights
speakers Iman Shaffiq Ur
in New Zealand has been communities so as they can and freedoms set forth in the
Rehman, of the Ahmadiyya
recognised with awards from learn about the UN Declaration Declaration, without distinction
Muslim community, and
Karnataka State Government of Human Rights and help of race or any other kind.
Oscar Pena, a former
(2012 ) and the “MNZM” make these a reality.’
human rights lawyer from
Queen’s Award for serving the For more information about
Columbia who spoke about Part of the event was a screening
Indian community (2007). the Youth for Human Rights
their experiences as racial of the Youth For Human Rights
campaign visit:
minorities in New Zealand. ‘We wanted to bring people public service announcements
together to hear their which depict each of the 30
The theme of the event, as www.youthforhumanrights.org
experiences as they related Articles of the UN Declaration
put forward by the United OR Contact:
to human rights and racial on Human Rights. The minute-
Nations, was promoting Alli Axford on 021 340 341

West Haven marina open day


West Haven marina open day on display. The marina guides
celebrated its 70th anniversary and boaties both seemed to be
of existence on Sunday equally keen to show visitors
25th March. It is always a all different types of boats
very special day for all New such as police petrol boats,
Zealanders, especially for coasts guard boats and some
Aucklanders. The doors are privately owned.
open for people to come and
have a tour of the marina There were a lot of free parking
which is touted to be the third available at the marina right so
largest marina in the world close the Harbor Bridge.Over
with having a berthing capacity all, it came out to be a day full
of over 2000 small and big sizes of a lot of fun and activities
of boats. This year also the which could be enjoyed with
marina threw the doors open family or friends.
for public on Sunday between
12 pm to 4 pm. Hundreds of
people came out with families
and friends to enjoy the event
on a very beautiful bright
While the open cafes and pizza
sunny day which was perfect
shops were busy doing brisk
for the occasion.
business, there were groups of
people playing the band and
West Haven Marina is home
a couple of sizzling sausages
to three yacht clubs. The
barbeque for free for the public.
Ponsonby Cruising Club, The
Richmond Yacht Club, and
There were some free rides on
the Royal New Zealand yacht
boats available for visitors and
squadron. Westhaven host
also the guided tour around
more than half of the yacht
the marina precinct to show
racing in New Zealand.
off some real water beauties
April 03, 2018 The Indian News | Page 5

NZ Story
Let’s get this done -
Honeymoon is now over
After almost a decade under a and department with some to occur before embarking
National government we are gusto. Education, conservation on major projects that will
now experiencing the inevitable and state housing were hit need strong leadership and
adjustment period as a new especially hard when massive comprehensive monitoring –
government begins to assert cuts to funding saw essential sorry but the country cannot
itself and shape its work plan. institutional knowledge and have another saga like the
expertise disappear. It takes Christchurch rebuild.
All those who received a long time to replace human
preferential treatment from resources and rebuild capacity. We also lack capacity in our
the previous Government will workforce. We don’t have
be suffering from withdrawal As the honeymoon period enough skilled workers in the
symptoms. National’s “old comes to an end and the construction industry to build
inclined to take credit for any transitioning fairly quickly to
boy” networks have been real work begins, this the numbers of houses we need
successes achieved by one of plumb private sector positions
well established throughout government is being criticised in the short term and as for our
their smaller partners, but also where they can use their inside
business communities and for the 39 reviews, working our largest construction firm
blame them for any failures. knowledge of government to
the individuals it placed on groups, advisory groups and – let us not even go there. We
advance private profit and
various influential boards and investigations it is setting also lack the qualified teachers,
New Zealand First takes a personal incomes.
committees. It had an open up, but it would be very medical staff and mental health
popular approach to politics,
door approach to big business concerning if this didn’t occur. and social workers to fill some
so Shane Jone’s grandstanding It will be good to remember
lobbyists and investors with What we have experienced caping employment holes.
against Air New Zealand’s when things become difficult
money and it’s willingness to recently is an erosion of
withdrawal from the regions and challenges overwhelm,
limit or remove regulation was democratic process and proper The government will be
will win support and ruffle that what we are currently
appreciated by them. consultation. Donald Trump under a good deal of pressure
feathers at the same time. dealing with now came out of
is displaying what the extreme from the public to fix things
nine years under a National
The changing of the guard and of this looks like and it isn’t quickly. The 40,000 homeless
The Green Party scraped Government. Most Ministers in
dismantling National’s human pretty. Getting expert advice need houses and much of
into Parliament with only 1.3 this government genuinely want
infrastructure will be a messy and actually implementing the country’s crumbling,
percentage points to spare. to make a positive difference
business as many will object recommendations is what leaking infrastructure needs
Although it has gained some for struggling New Zealanders
to losing their past influence responsible governance looks urgent attention. National, in
valuable ministerial positions, and address our neglected
and business opportunities. like and it can’t be rushed. opposition, will be gleefully
it too needs to establish points environmental and conservation
These people have the highlighting lack of progress
of difference. It will take time to issues. None of these really
resources and media clout to All those civil servants with and perceived failures as if they
establish the competency of its moved National’s boats unless
make a lot of noise. the knowledge and expertise had no part in creating the
Ministers, so following through a profit could be measured and
necessary to turn things problem (and hoping voters
on policies around democratic a business mate supported. The
The Labour led government around again will have retired have short memories).
and transparent governance has intent of the current government
has some huge challenges in or given up in disgust. Those
been at the forefront. is very different.
progressing its agenda and to who have survived, or were Another challenge will be
deal with multiple crises caused employed during the last nine how the three parties in
It is interesting to follow where It’s going to be a rocky road
by years of underfunding. years, will have little idea of government will manage their
the retiring National Ministers ahead, but it will be worth
National had promised to how things could be done relationship and maintain
go after stepping down hanging on as we travel to a
downsize the civil service differently. Rebuilding civil their identity. The larger
from state service. Most are better place.
and attacked many ministries service capacity will need party in any government is
- Bikram Acharya

Bakshi urges Govt to change kirpan laws


National MP Kanwaljit Singh offensive weapon, but solely as an “New Zealand is a vibrant,
Bakshi has today lodged a important symbol of faith, which multicultural country that values
Supplementary Order Paper (SOP) is why it should be allowed to be diversity. That’s why it is important
seeking to change the law around carried by Sikhs. that we stop criminalising Sikhs for
the use of kirpans so that baptized carrying kirpans,” Mr Bakshi says.
Sikh are able to carry kirpans in “I have long advocated for the
public and work places. Sikh community and National The SOP does not change the Civil
announced prior to the election Aviation Authority (CAA) rules
“The Crimes Amendment Bill that we would change the law for governing what may be carried on
contains many changes to outdated carrying kirpans. When I raised board a domestic flight. Decisions
parts of the Crimes Act signalled this amendment with Labour and around prohibited items remain
by the previous Government, but the Greens, both indicated they questions for the CAA.
a glaring omission for the Sikh would support it.
community is the change to allow Media contact:
Sikhs to wear a kirpan in public,” “It’s disappointing the Government Jasmine Higginson
Mr Bakshi says. has not chosen to include it in 021 359 076
the Crimes Amendment Bill from
“A kirpan is one of the five articles of the outset, but I am hopeful it will
the Sikh faith and holds tremendous accept my SOP.
significance. It is not used as an
The Indian News | Page 6 April 03, 2018

NZ Story
Employment reforms will lead to business failures
One of the Labour-led Government’s on new workers and long-term tens of thousands have successfully ensures that businesses must negotiate
main priorities is to strengthen unions’ unemployed people. moved into the labour market. new agreements in good faith.
rights at the expensed of vulnerable
The changes from Labour will make Larger businesses are often the ones who Labour will force businesses into
workers and the health of New Zealand’s
it much harder for young, unskilled take on vulnerable workers, including negotiating the same employment
economy. In the process of strengthening
and vulnerable workers to find people like ex-prisoners and people contracts across multiple companies
those rights it is clear that the Labour
employment and make it too risky for who are recovering from difficult health in an industry, if that is what the union
party wants to ignore the 82.3 per cent of
mid-sized employers to take a chance situations, because they have the training wants. This means, for example, an
workers who do not belong to a union.
on a new worker with no track record systems in place to work with them. employer cannot innovate by offering
The Government wants to bring in of employment. their workers extra rewards for doing
We want every New Zealander to have new things in order to be more efficient
significant changes to employment laws
These changes will only reduce job a chance to work. Valuable workers than their competitors.
without consulting the people who will
opportunities and wage growth, are like gold to a business but many
be most affected.
especially for those vulnerable workers of them just need the opportunity to In the end, it will be families who pay the
The previous National-led Government on the edges of the labour market. prove themselves. price for these changes through higher
worked hard to consult employers and prices for the stuff they buy, lower pay
The law as it stands encourages all New Zealand currently has one of the packets due to poor productivity, or not
employees before formulating legislation
businesses, small and large, to grow highest performing economies in the having new goods or services to buy that
that was positive not just for employers
their workforces and take a chance world for job growth and the most they want.
but employees and the New Zealand
on new workers and long-term important thing to a worker is that
economy as well.
unemployed people. there’s someone who’s prepared to take a I am not sure if this is what we New
Changes such as eliminating 90-day chance and give them a job. Zealanders signed up for in the secret
Since the 90 day trial has been in coalition agreement between Labour
trial periods for all firms except small
place we’ve seen a big move into the We know that the employment settings and its coalition partners.
businesses will without doubt have a
labour market from groups who have we have created 10,000 new jobs a
major impact on how businesses and
traditionally been left out. As a result our month for the last two years. And Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi (MP)
employers choose to employ people.
participation rate of adults in the labour making changes like reforming the 90
The 90 day trial period was rolled out market is the highest it’s ever been. day trial will only slow that growth.
nationwide in 2011 by New Zealand
The biggest single group of new workers The new laws also impose extra
National Party to encourage all
is sole parents. We now have the lowest requirements on businesses, in order
businesses, small and large, to grow
number of sole parents relying on a to advantage unions, when negotiating
their workforces and take a chance
welfare benefit since the late 80s because agreements. The existing law already

Q&A with NZ People’s Party


My name is Mehma Siddiqui and I and celebrates the contributions they free first home deposit loan for 5 years
study at Wellington Girl’s college. I have make. As the People’s Party Secretary for living and buying in Auckland and
taken Sociology as a subject and we Anil formulates the best way forward $60,000 for all other first home buyers.
are assigned an internal study that is to protect and defend the rights of first This would facilitate people to pay the
focused on social issues. My social issue home buyers and immigrants, outlining difference between the mixed-status,
is “Expensive housing in Wellington”. I and giving shape to strong housing pro-rated rent and the statutory means
would like to ask a member of the NZ policies, that would help to provide for deposits and paying back their loans
peoples party about their thoughts/ vulnerable families with a measure of interest free in a period of 5 years thereby
perspective on expensive housing, and economic security and peace of mind is lessening their risk of homelessness
what actions they are taking in relation to the need of the moment. and allowing them to maintain stable
their perceptive. housing. Anil also reiterates the fact that
Given New Zealand’s efforts to curb once the political process are pursued
If you believe that expensive homelessness, it seems clear that the relentlessly by the both the Ministers
housing is unfair on first home current housing policy runs counter to and the Government of the country,
buyers and unfair on people who the economy’s goal. It is also putting homelessness can definitely come to an
don’t earn enough income, what many New Zealand citizen children at end. It needs a more structured approach
actions are you taking reduce greater risk of homelessness because with clearly defined end goals.
their parents happen to be unable to
expensive housing?
cough up the large chunks of deposit
NZPP has taken a huge initiative on money. They are penalised for their For any questions or enquiries, kindly write in to NZPP, General Secretary Anil Sharma
addressing the housing concerns for the parents’ low income or immigration at anil.sharma@nzpeoplesparty.org.nz
people of New Zealand in the previous status. While this is at least in part due
elections. Here’s an excerpt addressing to present government policy, there is a
the housing related issues from the party - step the ruling government could take to
reduce the burden of this penalty.
No population has been left with more
uncertainty about what their future holds The New Zealand People’s Party has
than, first home buyers and middle- decided to come up with a policy goal
income families. In New Zealand, we are that will help get more New Zealander’s
fortunate to be part of a community that into their first home. The first home
has long championed immigrant’s rights buyers will receive $100,000 interest
April 03, 2018 The Indian News | Page 7

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Ahmed from Manukau asks: Vishal from St. Lukes asks:


I exported some goods to a person Some years ago, I had booked a
I knew in India. He kept promising flat with one builder in NOIDA and
to pay for goods and would keep on had been paying the instalments
asking for more time. Now he has for several years. Some time back
stopped replying to my emails. What I found out that the development
can I do? work had stopped so I stopped
Ramesh from North Shore asks:
paying my instalments. Now, builder
I have a house in India which I am
I presume you would have some sort is demanding instalments and
looking at selling. What will be my tax
of a written contract. Please see if interest and is threating to cancel
liability in India and how can I bring
that contains any clause for settling my allotment if I don’t pay it. What
the money to New Zealand?
of disputes by arbitration. If it does, can I do?
then you will have to go to that forum
In India, you will pay a capital gains tax
specified and file a claim as per the This is a common issue which a lot of
which is your applicable income tax rate
procedure of that forum. If not, you NRI’s are facing. First, check whether
slab ( max 33%, plus some surcharges),
will have to file a claim in India ( in the the matter is within limitation ( i.e
if you sell the house within 3 years of
city where that person lives or does there is some acknowledgement of
purchasing. If you sell after 3 years of
business). Please note that you need amounts paid by you to builder within
purchase you pay only 20% tax (plus
to file the claim within 3 years of the the last 3 years). You could either have
some surcharges) on the profit you make
date on which the payment was due to a case filed before the Consumer Forum
based on the indexed value (calculated
you. If the person whom you supplied in NOIDA ( for which you might will
on basis of a published index) of the
the goods to, entered into a contract need to engage a lawyer, as it would
cost of purchase of the house. As New
with you through a company, and the be difficulty for you to contest the
Zealand does not have a capital gains tax
( as yet), you should not be liable for any
amount owed is more than Rs 1 lakh, case yourselves form here). You could New Zealand (HQ)
you could also file a proceeding in India also file a complaint before the Real
tax on the sale in NZ ( unless buying and
selling houses is your business in which
for winding up the company, which is Estate Regulatory Authority for NOIDA, India & Srilanka
sometimes better than filing a civil case. under the Real Estate (Regulation and
case, you could claim offset of the taxes
In practical terms, if the amount due is Development) Act. You can check the
paid in India).
not significant ( say less than NZD 15- website for UP http://up-rera.in/index
20000) it may not be worth contesting for more information. But please make
Under Indian foreign exchange
as the costs of contesting this case in sure you act fast.
Sharva Migration &
regulation, you would be allowed to
remit to NZ an amount of up to US$ 1
India from here , might be more than Education Services
what you might eventually recover. Satya from Auckland City asks: Suite:1203, Level 12, 300 Queen Street,
million from your NRO account after
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India
Mann Ki Baat:
PM Modi hails hardworking citizens, thanks them for selfless service
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday
thanked the ordinary hard-working Indians
for inspiring many through their selfless
service and mentioned the names of some
of such personalities in his monthly radio
address, ‘Mann Ki Baat’.

Addressing the nation, the Prime Minister


praised one doctor, Ajit Mohan Chaudhary,
from Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur district, who 2018
has been treating patients for free for past
one month.

Prime Minister Modi said, “When I


heard the story of Kanpur based Dr.
Ajit Mohan Choudhary, of how he visits
the underprivileged on footpaths and for poor children, it gives me a glimpse into “13 years ago, Kolkata’s cab driver Saidul Mentioning an example of women power,
offers free medicines to them, it gives the nation’s willpower,” the Prime Minister Laskar lost his sister as she could not the Prime Minister said, “In Uttar Pradesh,
one an opportunity to feel the sense of said in his 42nd monthly radio address to get the medical facility in time. He then when a woman builds 125 toilets after
brotherhood that prevails in the country.” the nation. decided to build a hospital so that no poor overcoming steep challenges, inspiring
ever die due to an absence of medical women to exercise their due rights, it gives
Prime Minister Modi also lauded Ahmed Prime Minister Modi also hailed a taxi facility. In this mission, Saidul sold us a glimpse of ‘Matri-Shakti’, the power of
Ali, a rickshaw-puller from Karimgunj driver, Mohammad Saidul Laskar, who had jewellery from his home and collected maternal love and caring.”
district of Assam, who has established nine built an affordable hospital at Punri village money through donations. His customers
schools in his area. nearly 40 kilometres from Kolkata, after also donated to him generously. After Prime Minister said innumerable shining
Saidul’s only sister Marufa Khatoon died a 12 years, Saidul built a 30-bed hospital examples like these are the hallmark of
“When I read in letters sent by you that few years ago since they could not afford our country.
in Punri village near Kolkata. This is the
how a rickshaw puller from Assam’s treatment in a hospital. power of new India,” he said.
Karimganj, Ahmed Ali built nine schools

Andhra CM
launches Comprehensive financial management system
Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, N and income will be recorded in real time
Chandrababu Naidu, on Monday launched through this system,” he added.
Comprehensive financial management
system (CFMS). The Chief Minister said he is working for
a double-digit growth rate of GDP for the
Staff of different departments of the State next two decades, which will flourish the
government will be provided training to state.
prepare bills, audit and other modalities
under this new system.
“This project was in
Operating on SAP (Systems, Applications, doldrums when NIIT was
Products in data processing), which
has developed such a program for the working. Then we tied up
government for the first time, CFMS will
be helpful in Real Time Governance,
with SAP, I am confident
bringing transparency in the system along that their new product can
with better accountability and efficiency.
be highly effective in real
While addressing the program, the Chief
Minister said, “I appreciate all those
time governance,” he concluded.
who worked for months together for
SAP India head Debdeep Sengupta, SBI
developing CFMS. This is a complicated
GM Deshpandey, higher level bureaucrats
system. SAP developed the best system for
and officials graced the occasion.
all the government departments. I thank
IT advisor J Satyanarayana for achieving
this feat.”

“Adopting technology for government


services is what we achieved. This is the
single source of truth. Revenue expenditure
The Indian News | Page 10 April 03, 2018

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Spirituality
Swami Swaroopananda’s talks on
Gayatri Mantra in April
In Vedic science, mantras are powerful
tools. They are unique forms of sound
vibration. Did you know that mantras
have a calming and purifying effect
on the mind? When used correctly
and with full knowledge, they can
have profound effects on one’s mind -
perhaps none more so that the Gayatri
Mantra. The Gayatri mantra is a highly
revered mantra from the Rig Veda and
its meaning is both subtle and complex.
It is well known that chanting and
understanding it makes one’s rational Neerja Pandit
intellect more brilliant. Invoking and
contemplating on this great mantra, enthrals devotees at
the individual seeker experiences
Oneness whereupon its deeper secrets
are revealed.
Bharatiya Mandir
Renowned Bollywood playback singer Ms. Neerja and her husband were in
It is not very often that a Master and wife of Bollywood Filmmaker the country to take part in the “India
comes to your door-step. And when and social activist Mr. Ashok Pandit Rising” forum organized by Indian
He does, He transforms all those who captivated the audience with her Association of New Zealand on Sunday
come in His presence. Chinmaya profound, practical and incredibly soulful rendering of devotional songs 18th March at Vodafone centre. All the
Mission New Zealand invites everyone powerful. However, this Mantra and & Bhajans at the Bharatiya Mandir on office-bearers of the association were
to a 5-day talk series where Swami its true import is often left unknown Sunday 25th June. Two very famous also present in the programme, which
Swaroopananda – the Global head of to most who recite it. To unlock the and well-known talents of the Indian included Mr. Suresh Ramji, Mr. Veer
Chinmaya Mission will unravel the hidden gems of wisdom and experience, community who ably assisted the singer Khar, Roy Kaunds, and Ram Lingam.
power of the Gayatri Mantra - one of Auckland is fortunate to have a sublime
were Mr. Vasant Madhur on tabla and Later Bharatiya Mandir Management
the quintessential mantras of the Vedas teacher like Swami Swaroopananda in
Mr. Hemant Thakkar on the keyboard. Committee welcomed the guests and
(ancient Hindu texts). our midst.
The occasion was of the festival of Ram The members of the IANZ by presenting
Navami, the birthday of Lord Ram and them Mandir Upvastra.
About Swami Swaroopananda: Swamiji will expound some of the most
people who visited the temple on this
A direct disciple of His Holiness Swami subtle messages given in this mantra.
Chinmayananda, Swamiji oversees auspicious day, were surprised and Ms. Neerja, a very well-known semi-
Attendees from previous talks have
and guides the Mission activities and excited to see Neerja in their midst. Ms. classical singer, has performed all over
benefited tremendously and gained life-
projects worldwide. For over 30 years, changing breakthroughs in all aspects Neerja was also very impressed and the world, and this was the first time
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timeless wisdom of Vedanta (the eternal Auckland. Chinmaya Mission looks the Indian community, away from India performed here.
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Spirituality
Belief in One GOD is the cornerstone of all religions
Saints of all ages and countries all one. Truth is one but we see
have sung the same one song. it from different levels.’ Only
They have all preached the deep understanding of this
same one Truth. They have all underlying oneness will enable
emphasized the unity of God us to meet on one platform and
and brotherhood of man. Their bring peace to the intolerant
message has always been the and strife - torn world.
same as one of love, compassion
and humility. They come not to No body denies that God is one;
gain suzerainty and dominion that He has created the world;
over lands. They come to unite, that we can gain salvation by
not to divide. Their mission is meeting the Lord, the Creator,
to take the longing souls back alone; that the Lord resides not
to their home, not to take them in forest retreats and mountain
further astray. Their life is one caves, but in the inner recesses
of labour and love, work and of the heart.
worship, service and sacrifice.
They are entirely wedded to They all admit that mind is
poverty, purity and spirituality. the veil between man and
God ; that He can be seen only
There are different roads leading when this blinding screen
to the same destination. The is removed. Mind revels in
soul of religion is, indeed, one; pleasures of the senses. It can be
only it is encased in a multitude weaned from them only when The Saints do not make is totally dedicated and Lord Buddha has said,” Ahinsa
of forms. The essence of the it gets something supremely cowards of men. They explicitly surrenders to the Master, then Parmo dharma”. Nonviolence is
Truth, the basis of Spirituality, superior, sweeter and nobler. enjoin upon all who come the success is assured. the Supreme Religion.
underlying them all, is one and It is here that the Supreme under their influence to do
the same. The Saints, the lovers Giver bestows His gifts; where their duty by their parents, Regular Satsang or company God says,” if you walk one
of the Lord, turn away from flows the ambrosial nectar family and children, friends of the Saints or Truth and steps towards me, I would run
the outer religion of form and and it is to this point that the and relations, the poor and noble people is also must on many steps towards you.”Since
ceremony to the inner religion body consciousness has to be the downcast. Those who love this path. Needless to say love He is more anxious to meet
of the heart. They preach pure retraced, retained and put in the Creator love His creation and compassion for all living us then we are, let us make
and untarnished spirituality, the orbit of ever- resounding too. The Master without beings including animals, a strong resolve to take first
for while the outer differences immanent power. Then shall we any reservation or any pre- birds and humans without any step towards Him to achieve
tend to divide us, the inner gain God- realization. conditions. If the disciple distinction of race, cast, creed immorality.
silver cord assuredly makes us or Nationality is a must. As by Chander Satija

The 25 years of glorious journey of


Bharatiya Mandir
It all started, when with the grace of Under the auspices of Auckland Indian Ramesh Patel, Mr. Shiv Lal Masters, and community. his social work for the
GOD Mr. Roshan Lal Nauharia mooted Association, a public meeting was held Mr. Prabhu Kanji were appointed to community was greatly commended,
the idea of building a Mandir for the at Gandhi Hall, and Bharatiya Mandir further report on the suitability of these and he was awarded MBE, for his
Hindu community in New Zealand. (Indian Temple) was incorporated. It sites for the Mandir. Unfortunately, Mr. services, the highest award to any
There was no designated place for the was announced that two residential Ramesh Patel passed away in 1989. Indian to date in New Zealand.
Hindu community where they could properties at 252-254 Balmoral Road Late Mr. Ramesh Bhai Patel had been
worship and perform their religious were identified by Mr. Roshan Lal working for the community since 1950. To be continued...
practices. Nauharia for the Mandir. It was a He also had very good knowledge of
Some very committed and devoted matter of joy and celebration. Although, Hindu scriptures, rites, and rituals.
people like late Mr. Ramesh Bhai Patel there was a place for social and cultural He was responsible for performing
were always in the forefront for their activities, but the Hindus did not have marriages and other rites for the
services to the Hindu community. Mr. a proper Temple. After setting up a
Patel spent his life time to keep the separate committee, all the founding
Hindu community spiritually alive and members made the initial contribution
provided them the support and service of $2000 each. At the meeting, Mr.
in times of sorrows and happiness.
He was a family elder for everyone
and a Pandit for the community. He
performed prayers and carried out
Hindu Rituals for others and always
dreamt of building a Mandir.
The year was 1986, a group of Auckland
based Hindu community members
led by Mr. Nauharia sat to discuss the
need of having a Hindu Mandir in New
Zealand. On Sunday the 29th June,
The Indian News | Page 14 April 03, 2018

Editorial  Community
‘He came, he saw, he putted.’ Hanuman Janmotsava celebrated
The whirlwind three-day visit of former US President Barack Obama may not be at Bharatiya Mandir
of much political or historical significance, but the euphoria and public interest
Hanuman Janamotsav was
it created only prove he still is as popular man as he was when in office. As
a matter of fact, this was the first visit by even a former US President to New
celebrated with a lot of fervor and
Zealand after President Bill Clinton’s 1999 visit. devotion at Bharatiya Mandir on
Saturday 25th March.
There were a lot of talks about why tax payers money be spent on this kind of
visit which do not have any direct gain to the country. This kind of corporate At least 700-800 people packed
branding exercise can not be measured in sheer monetary terms. Sure, there the Bharatiya Mandir main hall
may not be any direct gain from his visit, but New Zealand has received priceless where birthday celebrations of Lord
publicity as a top favoured destination on the world map. It was ridiculous Hanuman took place. The programme
though, not many saw him. Media was kept miles away and was only reduced to started at nine o’clock in the morning
interviewing common people about how they’d tried and largely failed to catch after the morning aarti. Shri Hanuman
a glimpse of him. Though, those who were lucky to meet him even for a moment Janamotsava Pooja, Sunder Kaand
all had to say one thing in common that ‘He was very gracious and inspiring’. Paath, and other devotional bhajans
were followed by Janamotsava aarti.
Well, according to Alex Jones, the King of conspiracy theories and if we have to
Lord Hanuman was offered a big
believe his bizarre claimes, Obama visited New Zealand to prepare a bolthole
laddoo of 51 kg. on this occasion
for himself in the event of a Nuclear Armageddon or an outbreak of serious civil
which was later distributed to the
strife in the US.
devotees. Both the priests of the
I think we can draw our own conclusions as to whether Barak Obama came to Mandir Acharya Upendra Bhai Joshi
New Zealand to prepare a getaway bunker, or whether he just wanted to avoid and Pandit Govind Prasad Sharma
them while playing a round of golf with his old mate John Key at the Kauri Cliff carried out the whole programme very bright day, brought lots of people to
Resort. diligently and efficiently. Mandir with the family and friends.
And last week, while kiwis were basking in the glory of an inning & 49 runs All the devotees and visitors to
Its is believed that Lord Hanuman is the temple were later served the
win over England in the historic pink ball Day- Night test match at Eden park only one of the seven incarnations of
there counter part on the other side of the ditch once again shamed the game of Mahaprasad and sweets. The news
God who are still alive and present in from all other temples across the town
cricket with their dirty trick. today’s Kaliyug. Devotees also took part were coming of the same enthusiasm
They shamed the game of cricket, their country and millions of cricket lovers in the recitation of Sunder Kaan Path and festivities to celebrate the
across the globe with the ball tempering in the third test match against South and other bhajans and aarti. Being an Hanuman Janamotsava.
Africa at Newlands. Aussies are quite notorious for their nonsporting behavior Easter long weekend and a beautiful
on and off the field especially when comes to cricket. All the cricket playing
countries have always faced the name calling, sledding and intimidating behavior
from the Aussie players for a long time and it was only natural for them to try to
camouflage their dirty tricks like ball tampering under the disguise of being the
CHINMAYA MISSION NEW ZEALAND
best cricketing team in the world. While the main accused Cameron Bancroft, PRESENTS
who carried the cheating was given nine months ban by Cricket Australia
Captain Steve Smith and Vice Captain David Warner, have received a 12 months
ban each for “cheating” and “damaging” the sport during the defeat against South
Africa. Cricket Australia chief executive, James Sutherland says” Clearly this has
caused a huge amount of damage for the game of cricket as a whole
Later in a press brief, a tearful and seemingly remorseful Captain Steve Smith
apologized to the nation and to his fans for their blunder, claiming that he is
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This is Australia’s new reality. Shamed, scorned and silenced, now its cricket must
speak for itself.

- Yugal Parashar

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April 03, 2018 The Indian News | Page 15

Community
by Erum Ali

ANZ Bank
and
NZ Police Ranjna Patel, Hetal Jani, Rani Nalam, Dipesh Marwah, Alpa Maniar, Dinesh Sami,

for Gandhi Nivas Sunny Doda and Sylvia Chandra.

On Friday, 23 March 2018 – One of the the primary objectives of our Group
quiet streets in Papakura, Auckland, was is to build and continue to promote
witnessing a flurry of activity in the new awareness in the local community. This
community house being set up for the is the third year running where the ING
Gandhi Nivas project. team has contributed our volunteer day
to give back to the Indian community
In true community spirit, ANZ’s Indian and we were thrilled when we spoke
Networking Group (ING) in conjunction with Ranjna, who invited us to help out
with the NZ Police (Counties Manukau, with a social cause for our ‘ANZ in the
South Auckland), rolled up their sleeves Community’ volunteer day.
to lend a hand to spruce up South
Auckland’s Gandhi Nivas, by tidying One could see the joy on the entire
the backyard of unwanted vegetation team’s faces who were beaming with
and spring cleaning both inside and happiness working on this project.
outside the community house, in a Rani Nalam said that they were deeply NZ Police pics - Tony Wakelin - Area Prevention Manager,Counties Manukau South and
collaborative effort, to take it one step indebted to the entire team who has Constable Satvir Sen) and Constable Tony Tumai
closer to opening the facility in the next been a part of this cause and they look
few weeks. forward to continuously keep doing
their bit for these social causes for the
Upon entering, we witnessed a swarm greater good of the community.
of volunteers with mops, dusters,
vacuum cleaners, and the team Ranjna Patel is the Founder and
outdoors with garden equipment, water Director of NZ’s largest independent
blasters in hand, singing, smiling and primary Healthcare group: Nirvana
happily buzzing around doing their Health Group. In addition to her day job,
bit. They were all busy cleaning and she is also involved in social causes for
clearing the spacious home that will the welfare of people in the community.
soon witness a lot of services including One such example is the first official
counselling and community project project of Nirvana Foundation - Gandhi
work for the men who are involved in Nivas, which is a programme providing
family domestic violence. emergency housing, counselling and
referral services for men who have
The ANZ Bank’s Indian Networking either been issued with a Police Safety
Group wanted to give back to Order or are otherwise involved in
the community and approached police matters related to family violence.
entrepreneur and humanitarian It’s a partnership between Nirvana
Ranjna Patel, to find out about possible Health Care Group, NZ Police Counties our cultural heritage and that we can been a small part of this great social
opportunities where they could support Manukau, Sahaayta Counselling and give back to our own community. It was cause, to make a difference to peoples’
initiatives within the Indian community. Social Support and the Papakura a truly rewarding day, with collaboration lives in the community.”
Gandhi Novas and is due to open in a at its best, working hand in hand with
Hetal Jani, Indian Networking Group few weeks. the Sahaayta team and NZ Police. Thank Correction : in 2013 in a population of
Lead who was at the helm of affairs you Ranjna for giving us the opportunity 5 to 6 percent Indians in New Zealand,
explained to us, “The Bank’s ING team Jani said, “Volunteering as part of to help out in the community. The team 4/14 and not 4/5 deaths were reported
was founded over a decade ago by staff the #ANZinthecommunity campaign feels an innate sense of gratitude to have which is a shocking 29 percent.
from different areas of the Bank, both enables us to demonstrate our
from frontline and head office. One of commitment locally; we are proud of
The Indian News | Page 16 April 03, 2018

Par Excellence 

An interview with Hotelier Laxmi and Sudesh Jhunjhunwala


What a moment. We had the privilege of giant network in action and it was talked about warmth, charm and grace. their home. From the day they chose to
interviewing non-other than Hoteliers impressive indeed. Sudesh came back to join us with his come here for their honeymoon instead
Laxmi and Sudesh Jhunjhunwala. The special hand made coffee and served of the standard Switzerland or any
couple are true professionals. They As if by clock-work, the staff were it himself. The couple charmed us other popular European destinations, in
squeezed in time at a very short notice emerging from the aisles, phones instantly. Some people don’t cease to the year 1985, the future for them was
and flew out the same night from were buzzing as bookings were being amaze at every step. And as they say, already subconsciously being shaped.
New Zealand after the interview was centrally managed and the office was chivalry – it is in your blood. Laxmi had fallen in love but this time it
completed. This couple is always likened completely high on energy. Sudesh was with New Zealand.
to the international hospitality pioneers true to his style and a great example As we settled into the interview with
as they are among the early Indian of hospitality, welcomed us at the our cuppas in the adjacent more quiet Their journey began when they moved
investors to start a chain of luxury entrance, despite the steady drizzle space, we asked them questions about from the vibrant city of Hong Kong to
hotels in New Zealand. outside. A truly chivalrous gentleman, their journey into New Zealand, their New Zealand in 2001. Sudima hotels, a
he held the door open and walked us thoughts on function versus form, close-knit family hotel chain decided
Only a few days prior, Yugal, our editor into the office, with a handshake. A their most challenging moments, the to start investing in commercial
had contacted the founder of Sudima quick exchange of pleasantries and he complications around not having the businesses in New Zealand in 1990.
Hotels, Sudesh Jhunjhunwala for an quickly disappeared. Almost instantly as comfort of being with their joint family, Their portfolios were very large in
exclusive interview for The Indian News. if by clockwork, his wife Laxmi fluttered we understood one thing and that was Hong Kong and when it was decided
Even though both Sudesh and his wife in, with her simple yet stunning, demure that they were purely destined to make that one of the brothers must move
Laxmi were attending an important smile and of course radiating her much this beautiful land of the big white cloud to New Zealand to manage this new
event in India, they immediately conglomerate of hotels, they were the
responded by suggesting we come over chosen ones. Quite literally, as nature
for lunch. Our passion for interviewing had decided to bless them and make
people who have made a difference the wish of this beautiful young bride
and have been high achievers, and yet come true by leaving no other choice
have managed to maintain a low profile for them than moving to New Zealand.
prompted us to immediately accept the
invitation. But we had to suggest that Coming from a house full of people to
we do lunch at leisure later and instead New Zealand where they did not know
meet for a quick chat in the morning anyone was the toughest part. Maybe
before they leave for India. that is the reason they constantly
mentioned that family comes first for
We decided that the perfect venue for both. As a young home maker like most
this interview would be their corporate other women who come to this country,
office in the heart of Auckland city and she had to endure the challenges of
they promptly booked us in. The setting cooking, cleaning, and managing the
would provide the perfect backdrop to kids while her husband was away
allow us to witness the scale of their working. Sometimes she would feel
April 03, 2018 The Indian News | Page 17

 Par Excellence
the universal truth about the material, He explained that Sudima in Auckland
journey and celebration of life. is the one closest to their heart as
they built it from scratch with a lot of
She is a very spiritual person who has sustainable features. Since it all started
developed great faith in Brahmrishi with them right from buying land to
Swami Guruvanand ji. She is an active designing the features, they wanted
follower, involved in Guruji’s charity to begin with the basics like “How
and community projects in South India. sustainable is our building going to
Even Sudesh’s grandmother who was be, how are we going to recycle, how
a great visionary, in a small town of can we use lights or LED bulbs and
Bhiwani had started her charity school overall consume less energy to reduce
for girls which is still running today and the carbon imprints and give back to
is being managed by the family. Mother Earth”.
that her biggest struggle was the empty
Sudesh, on the other hand is a Theirs was the first business to start
house with no one to talk to. Settling
businessman with an acute acumen using sustainable energy, efficient
down in school was also hard for the
and an eye for detail. As a responsible systems of air conditioning, and the
three girls. But being a positive woman
and her faith in the journey that lead her
to this destination, she continued with
Hotels use a lot of energy and they
great faith in a higher purpose.
also create lots of waste. For the
Eventually as the children grew up, “people” part, it is fitting to be socially
she got time to do things for herself. responsible and give back to the
Painting overtook her soul, became community. As we are all aware,
her joy and she enrolled in the evening sustainability is about the triple bottom
classes at AUT university and completed line – profit, people, planet. It’s not just
her three-year visual arts course in about delivering profits but also about
2010. She encompassed all her energy mitigating our very big carbon footprint.
and converted it into something most
As we sign off and ask Sudesh where’s
meaningful instead of allowing herself
the next venture he is planning, “Our
to harbour any negative thoughts. Her
Christchurch hotel is ready for launch
art now adorns all the largest spaces
this year end. We’re still keeping the
across her hotels and offices. She has a
details of two new properties under
website where she has showcased her
wraps, but you can expect to see some
entire journey. A few words from her
very exciting announcements shortly.”
home page –

hospitality and industry leader, the concept of chilled beams. They were
concept of sustainable practices in fact the first hotel in Southern
is very close to his heart. He has Hemisphere using this module. The
been instrumental in integrating system works with either hot or cold-
sustainability into the large, luxury, water thermostats. Heat exchanges keep
urban Sudima hotels. Their daughter recovering as much energy as possible
Vedika, who is also currently and that helps in saving as much heat as
involved in managing the hotel, is possible. It is reusable which means they
equally passionate about continuous keep putting it back into the system.
improvements to attain sustainability
as a long-term goal. Vedika will also be Even their drive ways are made
speaking at the sustainibity fair to be permeable with the use of concrete
Artist Statement - held in Dunedin in May this year. but water can fall through it so it gets
absorbed back into the water table.
Given my Indian heritage, my studio Their first hotels to be set up were in These are little things, but we are
methodology brings with it traces Christchurch and Rotorua, followed by always finding new ideas to give back
of history, culture and spirituality. the Auckland one. As we spoke we found, to planet earth. Even their coffee mugs
Having always been inspired by Eastern that for this couple there is an imperative are compostable, completely bio-
mythology and Western modern importance of not just creating a brand degradable.
concepts, my art practice has become image but the need to also give back to
an amalgamation of the two. the people around them. They are equally concerned about the
environment and ecosystem. ‘It’s not
Colour combined with scale has Sudesh is an award-winning luminary just governments but also up to us as
transformative powers, which lets on integrating sustainability and is big businesses to make the strides to
viewers have an experiential encounter considered one of New Zealand’s first actively aim for this change. I am trying
with my work. The concept of simplicity hoteliers who was instrumental in to do as much as I can in the hotel
in my work allows for purity, which is responsible hospitality. They want to industry to influence it in the best way
rich in repercussion. It is free of explicit be single-use plastic free in all their possible’. Laxmi added that at home
representational contents. “The more hotels by 2020. They have also won an also, they have their own composting
you complicate things, the more you environmental award and their hotels system. She travels a lot to India and
lose. In renouncing you achieve more” are upgraded to 4.5 stars. They have a with some encouragement, explained
Wolfgang Laib. Gold Award for supporting building the benefits to the locals and started it
design and infrastructure to cater to the at the ashram in Tirupati too. – by Yugal Parashar & Erum Ali
These bodies of work are about revealing people who are on wheel chairs.
The Indian News | Page 18 April 03, 2018

Seniors
One Stop Shop for Seniors of Indian Origin in Auckland
by Erum Ali

On tuesday, Shanti Niwas was resounding Mrs Krishna shared pearls of wisdom. - Elder Abuse and Neglect Prevention
with laughter and loads of banter. The She said, “At this age and time of our Service, DOSTI - Visiting Service, SNEH
seniors had collected together to begin lives medicines help but it is friends - Emergency Home facility. The Trust
their weekly ritual with active excersice and companions who work even better based on its empowerment model has
lessons that would give some youngsters than medicines. We come here for that services and projects such as, Community
a run for their money. They did some comraderie, that healing that happens only Ambassador, SAKHI - Prison Visiting
Bollywood dance followed by a tea break, when you laugh and share with your soul Service, NZ Senior INDIAN Idol, where
where happy groups of both senior mates. No medicines work like friends do”. the seniors are provided a platform to
men and women were seen chatting actively interact with the community and
Vicky Nauhria Goel who also gives her time
and exchanging pleasantries. Groups of encouraged to share their experiences,
and volunteers for Shanti Niwas said, “I
animated discussions over hot tea and skills and talents with the youth and
love coming here for my mother. It gives
biscuits was heart warming to watch. the wider community. The Trust has
me joy to see her with people her age and
been providing culturally appropriate
Mrs Jyoti Parashar announced that The her well wishers who sit and talk to her. It
confidential services, Advocacy,
Indian News was there to cover the event is therapeutic for them to connect in order
Counselling, Translation services and
and gave an introduction. The audience to feel better.
conducts information workshops on health
was happy and seen enjoying a song
Shanti Niwas, a Charitable Trust, and a and wellbeing.
followed with a talk by one of the senior
non-profit organisation, has a history of
members. Then the aromatic flavours of
working with senior citizens of Indian
the delicious food wafted through the big
and South Asian origin living in the Further details of the Trust and its
hall as hot lunch arrived and was served by
Auckland region since 1994. What is most programmes and projects can be can be
the volunteers. A healthy, vegetarian spread
noteworthy is their mission to make visible obtained from www.shantiniwas.org.nz or
with fruits and dessert made it a perfect
signs of hope, empower those whom by contacting them at 14, Spring Street,
afternoon.
society has neglected and celebrate change (beside Dolphin Theatre) Onehunga or
Mrs Chadha who has just undergone an and diversity. contact Nilima Venkat, General Manager
arm surgery, was happy to share her recipes on (09) 6221010.
Shanti Niwas services include delivering,
and the social media details about her
Positive Ageing Day Programmes in
cookery website.
the wider Auckland region, KHUSHI
April 03, 2018 The Indian News | Page 19

Book Review
Nuzhat Jahan:
Lahara ‘We are One’
Book Review: Nuzhat Jahan, at a very pilgrimage of Hajj with her parents, a This is a simple story told in linear
young age does not cease to inspire. journey for the true spiritual fulfilment. narrative. It tells the story of Lahara, a
A remarkably gifted young lady, she young woman of inter-faith parentage,
is a true blend of a new age, Islamic A young writer, who followed her who has been crossed in love, who
woman of today’s new generation. She dream of completing her first book. wonders if destiny will take her to her
completed her majors in Psychology A work of fiction. other half.
and graduated from law school at The
University of Auckland, but she did As lyrical as it is incisive, Lahara: We There is Emma, Lahara’s best friend,
not want to stop there. Along with a Are One interweaves love, family, who dies in mysterious circumstances.
transformational life coach certification and spirituality in a way that shows Has she committed suicide or is it
A quick and satisfying read that sets
under her belt, she is a powerhouse of us the true depth and complexity of something else?
before you very simple philosophies of
talent, postivity and creativity. human life. In Lahara, Nuzhat Jahan
life, love and living.
boldly moves dreams from a Freudian Then there is Lahara’s family itself,
Nuzhat was enjoying a successful career background of individualized meaning her rather distant but loving father,
To buy your copy, look up ‘Lahara’,
as a corporate lawyer, but after working to a social metaphor to be interpreted her warm and wonderfully loving
subtitle ‘We are One’ by the author
for 7 years straight, she decided it was through interaction with those closest mother, her younger sister Naira who
‘Nuzhat Jahan’, on Amazon in the first
time to take a break in 2017. She went to us. We learn to go beyond our is ‘gifted’ in ways that the world cannot
week of June 2018.
ahead to engage her unique voice to inherited labels of humanity to connect comprehend.
story telling through her lively and with others at a foundational level. To stay tuned on book launch details:
entertaining characters. Her own dreams Jahan has written a book that brings us The narrative is almost poetic, the
inspired her to write her first book. closer in love as disparate communities tone spiritual, as Lahara’s story moves Facebook: Nuzhat Jahan (public page)
at a time when doing so seems from heart-break to death and new
The journey to foster her creativity took increasingly difficult to do. It is a book beginnings. Everything hinges on Instagram: nuzhat_jahan_bookauthor
two years. She based herself in London worth reading and sharing. Lahara writing her book, and it’s her
to travel to middle eastern countries; dreams that guide Lahara to her destiny,
Lebanon, Jordan, Jerusalem, Palestine, Lahara, ‘We are One’, is the first book to helping her unravel the mysteries of her
Turkey, Iran, Morrocco, and Saudi be published from the Lahara trilogy. universe.
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April 03, 2018 The Indian News | Page 21

Horoscope
Know about your
Vedic Sun Signs
Future!
3 April 2018 – 16 April 2018
Note: There is Astronomical first constellation Aswini. In Western The below given analysis is based on
Solve your personal difference between Vedic (Sidereal) Astrology, whenever Sun crosses the Vedic Sun signs. So please make sure
and Western (Tropical) Sun signs. Earth’s equator, which is taken as the you read the correct Sun sign. To
problems... In Vedic Astrology the Zodiac is beginning point of the Zodiac, i.e., my experience, the interpretations
aligned with 27 constellations Aries. The difference in the point of are often more precise and accurate
(Nakshatras), hence. Aries, the first orientation of both the Sun signs is in Vedic Astrology than Western
One stop shop to your Queries sign of the zodiac, aligns with the called Ayanamsa. Astrology.
Discover yourself and live your life to
full potential with Spiritual Awareness
through scientific application of Vedic
Astrology and other Occult Sciences Horoscope
If you need help with:
Aries (Mesha Rasi): 13 Apr - 14 May Scoprio (Vrischik Rasi): 16 Nov - 16 Dec
• Love Romance & Relationships Name Syllable: Chu, ChAE, chO, lA, lee, Lu, lAE, lO, Aa Name Syllable as: tO, nA, nee, nU, nAE, nO, ya, yEE, yU
Mind will be filled with positive ideas of starting new You may be impatient and impulsive in spending
• Marriage & Couple business and relationship. Plans would seem to be money on unnecessary things. You will value things
moving in the right direction. Around 8 April, some you have achieved with your hard work. Relationship
Compatibility domestic issues would increase the frustration and plans front seems to be okay. The issue of self-esteem may be highlighted,
might get held up. Between war and patience always and you may experience a degree of hidden insecurity and fears at
• Career Planning chose patience. Improve communication skills. Hold yourself tight, your work. Some further training at work would be beneficial. Keep your
impulsiveness would be the deciding factor here otherwise you may the important documents tidy and make sure you run antivirus in your
• Business Issues heavy price computers to avoid any hiccups. Some good news from overseas
cannot be rule out. Patience would help to reform self.
• Legal Problems Taurus (Vrishabha Rasi): 15 May - 14 Jun
Name Syllable: ee, uu, Ai, O, vaa, vee, vu, ve, vO Sagittarius (Dhanu Rasi): 16 Dec - 14 Jan
Name Syllable as: yAE, yO, bhA, bhee, bhU, dhA, phA, ḍha,
• Past Life/Karmic Astrology STOP investing any further money in share market and
stock exchange. Look for better investments. Some bhAE
profession problems may start building up from 4 Apr, You may be facing a lot of tussle in life. Relationship and
• Education & Potential Deal with cool head and patience. Avoid heated arguments on 8 & 9 work must be under extreme stress. Love bonds may be
Apr. Drive carefully and keep your Blood Pressure under control. The get upset. Some monetary difficulty cannot be ruled out. There is always
• Positive Direction to Life planetary configuration demands to carry on your work in a way that a light at end of tunnel, but your mental set up need to be elevated.
would satisfy your conscience From 15 April some position would start changing. Remember people
• Personal Image & Self Analysis and things cannot upset you. Rather you upset yourself by believing that
they are upsetting you
Gemini (Mithun Rasi): 15 Jun - 14 Jul
• Money & Finance Matters Name Syllable as: kA, ki, kU, gHa, ṅA, cha, kAE, Ko, hA
Concern for loved one would always be there. Capricorn (Makara Rasi): 14 Jan - 13 Feb
Regulated communication with near and dear ones is Name Syllable as: bhO, jA, jee, khee, khU, khAE, khO, gA,
the demand for the fortnight. Business relations will gee
shake a bit around mid week but would pick up after 14 April. Don’t All investments must be looked after. Large expenses
lose heart as there are people who care for you. Just wait and see. would incur if you do not control your assets and
Your desires are leading you towards heated arguments between 8-9 investments. Maintain good relationship with your family and spouse.
April; reduce your desires and cleanse the mind. No point in getting angry when things do not work your way. You
can’t get rid of, or avoid, the things or the people that enrage you, nor
can you change them, but you can learn to control your reactions.
Cancer (Karakata Rashi): 16 Jul - 17 Aug
Name Syllable: hee, hU, hAE, hO, ḍA, ḍee, ḍU, ḍAE, ḍO
Your mind will be involved around family and domestic Aquarius (Kumbha Rasi): 13 Feb - 14 Mar
Name Syllable as: GU, gAE, gO, SA, see, su, sAE, sO, DA
affairs. Some mental agitation for a day or two due to
Make sure you check all the documents before signing
work may sprout out. Keep low profile in public activities
on any real estate/business purchase. Hold your ideas of
just for a while. Time will change; with self effort and hard work,
starting a new venture for a while, as it may fall through.
professional recognition is on the way. Physical and mental health may
Wait for the right time. You communication may show
play up between 6-9 April. The planets demands more self confidence.
desperation to achieve something which you are not supposed to get.
Spouse/Partner may be under some stress but things would eventually
Leo (Simha Rasi): 17 Aug - 17 Sep improve. Exercise patience.
Name Syllable: mA, mee, mU, mAE, mO, ṭA, ṭee, ṭU, ṭAE
Some association and/or friendship with opposite sex may
start but that may go through roller coaster ride for a few
Pisces (Meena Rasi): 14 Mar - 14 Apr
Name Syllable as: di, du, thA, jhA, trA, dAE, dO, chA, chee
days to come. Some domestic issues could give stress.
From 8 April, some undue delays, frustrations and
Family must come first. Focus should be on your attitude and health.
objections are foreseen in the area of business and
Focus on uniting the entire family. 6- 9 April. Domestic issues come on
profession. Relationship front also seems to be
the surface. You may require having family meetings to do the right and
challenging mainly due to communication issues. This
moral things.
period demands controlling of the restless mind by sitting silently for a
few minutes every night. There is a need to train the mind to expand
Virgo (Kanya Rasi): 17 Sep - 17 Oct into eternal values. Things seem to improve a bit from 15 April.
Name Syllable as: ṭO, paa, pi, pU, ṣA, ṇa, ṭhA, pAE, pO
Goddess of wealth may smile upon you. Your sweetness
of speech can win many hearts. Confidence level could
be low and some communication issues may arise with
respect to work and profession. Keep your speech strictly positive and
sweet. Lock your home properly before leaving and make sure security
system is working. Valuable advice might come from the elders. 6-9
April, you may become lazy & disinterested in work. This is the time
for family outings and spiritual upliftment.

Libra (Tula Rasi): 17 Oct -16 Nov


Now you can ask question online Name Syllable as: rA, ri, rU, rAE, rO, ta, tee, tU, tAE
www.ravindergrover.com Your good nature, charisma and other good qualities
may bring social success and popularity. Tendency to
OR get into depression due to friends from 8 April would be
Contact Ravinder Grover short-lived, as there is a person from opposite sex waiting to see you
soon. Some arguments with spouse/partner cannot be ruled out. You
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Community
Reporting incidents to Police ONEHUNGA POLICE
One of my biggest challenges If you are witnessing a crime same time. Regardless of this, make our neighbourhoods and Constable Don ALLAN
as a Police officer is trying to where the offender is still your call is important as it communities a safe place to live Donald.allan@police.govt.nz
encourage the public and local present, or someone just provides Police with invaluable and work.
Constable Don ALLAN is the
businesses to report all criminal acting suspicious, you should intelligence which can be used Community Liaison Officer
and suspicious activity. This can dial 111 immediately and ask for the future deployment of Stay safe, remain vigilant and
be done by either of two ways. for Police. Your information Police and Community Patrols know Police are here to support Onehunga Police /
The Police emergency number could help prevent a crime and protect you. Onehunga Community
on 111, or the Crime Reporting from occurring and someone If you have information about Patrol / Auckland
a crime and wish to remain Constable Don Allan, Neighbourhood Support
Line on 302 6400. else becoming a victim.
anonymous you can report this Onehunga Police.
Maungakiekie- Tamaki Local
Regardless of how you’d like, or If your call is non-urgent you through Crime Stoppers on Board Member
expect Police to respond to your can make a report via the Crime 0800 555111. Your identity will
call, it is essential that you tell Reporting Line on 09 3026400. remain confidential and will He has been a member of the
us what is happening. not be passed on to Police. New Zealand Police for 13
Bear in mind that there will be years, and for the last 8 years
he has been working as the
Many people I speak to think occasions when Police are not Remember, you are the eyes
Community Constable and
that the 111 emergency number available for attendance as this and ears of Police and we value Community Liaison Officer
should only be used when there will be due to serious incidents your assistance. The only way for the Onehunga and
is a threat to life or property; where there is the risk to life we can make a difference is if Maungakiekie community.
however this is not the case. and property occurring at the we all work together to help
Constable Allan’s work
focusses entirely on
Please contact me for Prevention initiatives
working closely with
further information on
community groups,
either operation SNAP or
businesses and residents for
Neighbourhood Support.
the purpose of empowering
If I cannot help you directly, people, increasing vigilance
I will put you in contact with and reducing victimisation.
your local Police Liaison Officer
for assistance.

Everyday Heroes
- Keeping our Community Safe
Everyday Heroes is a column dedicated to those heroes from
our community that improve the quality of our lives with their
everyday efforts in serving the larger community. Our endeavour
is to give faces to these names that might have helped or assisted
some of our readers at some point in time…
My name is Jagmohan Singh. I am 28 Criminal Investigation Branch, Dog
years old. I was born in India in the squad, Highway patrol to name a few.
state of Punjab. I follow Sikh religion Being able to speak Hindi and Punjabi
and regularly go to the Gurudwaras for definitely helps me to communicate
Sunday services. and better serve the people in my
community.
I came to New Zealand in 2002 and
went to Papatoetoe High School where I am married to my wife, Pooja, who
I completed High school studies. In works as a head teacher in an early
2009 I completed the selection process childhood centre. I have lived in the
for joining New Zealand Police and Counties Manukau area for the last
went to the Royal New Zealand Police 15 years and find it an amazing place
College in Wellington. I have been to live and to work in. On my days off
serving New Zealand Police for about I like to watch movies and travel to
nine years now. I am currently working different places. I dream destination is
as an Acting Sergeant in the General Las Vegas which I plan to visit later in
Duties Branch at Counties Manukau the year.
East Area Headquarters.

New Zealand Police offer a wide


range of career opportunities like
April 03, 2018 The Indian News | Page 23

Bollywood
BAAGHI 2 Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2018:
Anushka only B’wood actor in the list
becomes biggest opener of 2018 Anushka Sharma has become the only Here is the list:
Bollywood actor to feature in this year’s
Forbes ‘Asia 30 Under 30’ list. • 26-year-old Bobble Keyboard’s
cofounder Ankit Prasad
The ‘Pari’ actress has been acknowledged
by the Forbes as a youth icon. • 28-year-old Rahul Gayam, CTO of
Gayam Motor Works, creates electric
Forbes wrote, “The 29-year old started
auto-rickshaws and bikes for the
out her career as a model in 2007,
making her acting debut in 2008 in the Indian market
hugely successful ‘Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi,’
• 26-year-old Bala Sarda, the founder
which won her a Filmfare award for
Best Actress.” and CEO of Vahdam Teas, he has
raised $2 million in funding to operate
The description further read, “Going a direct-to-consumer business
on to act in a further 19 films (three
of which have not yet been released), • 19-year-old Royal, the titular
Sharma also holds social causes Maharaja of Jaipur, Padmanabh
dear to heart, appearing in a ‘Right Singh, an avid sportsman, he
to Education’ advert released by the
captained the first Indian polo
Indian government.”
Tiger Shroff and Disha Film critic Taran Adarsh Directed by Ahmed team to head to England in 20 years
Patani starrer, Baaghi 2, took to Twitter and Khan and produced by Apart from Anushka, several other also the youngest Indian member
which hit the theatres said, Baaghi 2 takes a Nadiadwala Grandson Indians were also recognised for their of a World Cup polo team and the
yesterday, has become FANTABULOUS, EARTH Entertainment significant contribution and impact youngest ever winner of the Indian
the biggest opener of SHATTERING START. It production, the action through their varied work. Open Polo Cup.
this year. Emerges the BIGGEST flick is based on a quest
OPENER of 2018 [so far], for a lost child. • Shriyans Bhandari and Ramesh
According to reports,
surpassing Previews +
the film made Rs 25.10 It also features stellar Dhami (23 and 22 respectively),
Day 1 biz of Padmaavat.
crores at the box office actors like Manoj are championing the country’s
Friday 25.10 cr. India biz.
on day one itself, beating Bajpayee and Randeep massive footwear shortage, recycling
The numbers are an EYE-
Padmaavat which had an Hooda. The film is a discarded shoes into wearable
OPENER!î
earning of Rs. 19 crore. stand-alone sequel to
footwear for children in need.
2016 film, ‘Baaghi’.
• 25 year old Ria Sharma of Make Love
Not Scars was inspired after making

Stars arrive at Ambani residence to a documentary about acid attack


survivors, set up a rehabilitation
congratulate Akash, Shloka center for Indian acid attack
survivors, the UN Goalkeepers Global
Shah Rukh was looking charming as Goals Award winner for 2017
usual in a black suit, while Katrina
was looking stunning in a chic peach- In 2015, 24-year-old Ankit Prasad • 23-year-old Suhani Jalota founded
colored dress. cofounded and then became CEO of the Myna Mahila Foundation along
Ace filmmaker Karan Johar, Kiran Rao Bobble Keyboard. The app applies with three women from slum
and Natasha Poonawalla also arrived at a selfie of the user to a database of
communities in Mumbai. Helping
the Ambani residence for the party. stickers, GIFs, emojis among other
provide impoverished women with
graphics in an effort to make texting
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil actress Aishwarya more expressive and visual. Backed menstrual hygiene products and
Rai Bachchan, who was looking by angel investors and SAIF Partners, employment opportunities for young
gorgeous like always also came to the app now has more than 15 million female entrepreneurs, the Duke-
attend the function along with her users. The startup has also partnered educated social entrepreneur won the
daughter Aradhya Bachchan. with technology heavyweights Foxconn, 2017 Queen’s Young Leader Award for
A day after an intimate ceremony in Apple and Baidu. her work.
Goa where Akash Ambani proposed his
Reliance Industries Chairman and
classmate Shloka Mehta, the Ambanis • 26-year-old Priya Prakash’s
Managing Director Mukesh Ambani
visited Siddhivinayak temple in Mumbai HealthSetGo is busy training health
and Nita Ambani on Monday evening
on Ram Navami to seek blessings. professionals and teachers to help
hosted a party for son Akash Ambani
and Shloka Mehta, who have recently Shloka is the daughter of prominent students across the country
decided to get married, at their diamantaire, Russell Mehta.
residence Antilia. • 28-year-old founder of Differniture,
While Akash Ambani is the eldest son
Aakriti Kumar, has been working on
Jab Tak Hai Jaan and upcoming movie of Nita and Mukesh Ambani, India’s
richest man who heads Reliance design sustainability using natural
Zero’s co-stars Shah Rukh Khan and
Katrina Kaif were the first to arrive to Industries, Shloka Mehta is the resources to create responsible, zero-
congratulate the newly-engaged couple, youngest daughter of Mona and Russell waste, chemical-free home furniture
who may tie the knot later this year. Mehta, who run Rosy Blue Diamonds.
April 03, 2018 The Indian News | Page 25

Hollywood
Arnold Schwarzenegger
stable after open-heart surgery
Terminator star Arnold Schwarzenegger, “That 1997 replace valve was never that the star “is currently recovering
who underwent a heart surgery this meant to be permanent and has from the surgery and is in stable
week, is now in a stable condition. outlived its life expectancy, so he chose condition,” adding, “We want to thank
to replace it yesterday through a less- the entire medical team for their
His spokesperson, Daniel Ketchell,
invasive catheter valve replacement,” tireless efforts.”
said on Twitter that on Thursday, the
he said. “During that procedure,
70-year-old “underwent a planned Schwarzenegger, a former governor of
an open-heart surgery team was
procedure to replace a pulmonic valve California, is best known for his roles in
prepared, as they frequently are in these
that was originally replaced due to a Conan the Barbarian, True Lies and The
circumstances, in case the catheter
congenital heart defect in 1997.” Terminator series.
procedure was unable to be performed.”
“Schwarzenegger is awake and his first
He said Schwarzenegger’s pulmonic
words were actually ‘I’m back’, so he is
valve was “successfully replaced” and
in good spirits,” Ketchell tweeted.

Truth behind Angelina’s ultimatum to Brad Pitt finally revealed


The entertainment world woke up to business partners. However, the claims
the news of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were later debunked.
parting ways in September 2016.
Gossip Cop, on Sunday debunked all
Before the release of their official the claims and reported that there is
statement, there were rumours that Jolie nothing going on between Brad Pitt and
decided to end her two-year marriage Jennifer Aniston.
with Pitt because of his closeness with
Marion Cotillard. However, Marion The former couple got in touch very
debunked the false claims. casually and occasionally. There has not
actually been any confirmation on a
Also, after Jennifer Aniston announced Brad-Jen reunion as a couple.
her separation with Justin Theroux,
people speculated that Brad Pitt and Despite all the bogus reports, the only
Jennifer Aniston might rejoin as a factual accuracy is that Brad Pitt and
couple, reported Inquisitor. Angelina Jolie are still working on their
divorce settlement, which includes the
There was a recent claim suggesting future of their six children.
that Pitt and Aniston are reuniting as

It’s official,
Cameron Diaz confirms retirement
Prominent Hollywood actress Cameron Diaz Diaz last appeared in the 2014 remake of
has made an announcement lately that she has musical “Annie,” in which she starred alongside
retired from acting, thus putting an end to her Jamie Foxx. Her big break arrived in 1994 with
cinematic career. Jim Carrey film The Mask.

Diaz recently reunited with her co-stars Selma Diaz has starred in a number of hit films, from
Blair and Christina Applegate of the 2002 “There’s Something About Mary” to “Charlie’s
American comedy “The Sweetest Thing” for Angels” to “My Sister’s Keeper” to “Shrek.”
an interview with Entertainment Weekly to
reminisce about the film, reported CNN.

The topic of the trio having not reunited was


brought up, when Diaz said, “Maybe I should,
you know, I mean, I’m down. I’m literally doing
nothing.”

After Applegate said she was semi-retired from


acting to raise her children, Diaz responded,
“I’m semi-retired, too, and I am actually retired,
so I would love to see you ladies.”
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The sheer genius called Mela awaits you
As you walk into Mela - The Indian Carnival you are people seem to be heading in its direction.
awestruck by the sheer genius of the concept , art
We wanted to catch up with the artists behind the
and aesthetic of this pop-up wonder. Like all things
gorgeous art at Mela - so here they are. We will
brilliant though, Mela has had a slow start, but as
continue to feature more of this Team Genius behind
the days go by and the word travels - more and more
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Mela is the perfect platform. tion of the three cultures
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Contact the team today.

- by Prashant Hari
The Indian News | Page 30 April 03, 2018

Sports
Sachin Tendulkar donates his entire
Rajya Sabha salary

Sachin Tendulkar, The cricket icon, and two-term Rajya Sabha MP donated his
entire salary and other monthly allowances of Six-year term, which has drawn nearly MS Dhoni, Pankaj Advani conferred
Rs. 90 lakh, to The Prime Minister Relief Fund. with Padma Bhushan
Former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Regarded as one of the most successful
The PMO has appreciated the gesture the by Mr. Tendulkar. “Prime Minister
Dhoni and star cueist Pankaj Advani on Indian captains of all time, Dhoni had
acknowledges this thoughtful gesture and conveys his gratitude. These
Monday received the coveted Padma led India to 2007 T20I World Cup victory
contributions will be of immense help in providing assistance to the persons in
Bhushan award from President Ram before later guiding the side to 2011
distress.” says a Prime Minister Office release which revealed of his donation.
Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhavan World Cup and 2013 Champions Trophy.
The former cricketer has been a subject of criticism for a long time for his very poor
in the national capital.
attendance in the upper house. In fact, he has only attended 29 out of nearly 400
Dhoni bid adieu to Test cricket in 2014
Parliament sessions. He only asked 22 questions and introduced no bill.
Dhoni, who was seen dressed smartly before stepping down from limited-
However, Mr. Sachin Tendulkar has made a good utilization of local MP Area
in his official uniform of the Territorial overs captaincy in January 2017, thus
Development Fund. Other veterans like actress Rekha has also been criticised for
Army for the ceremony, marched to handing the captaincy across all formats
her poor attendance in Rajya Sabha.
receive the honour while his wife Sakshi to Virat Kohli.
proudly cheered for him.
Tendulkar also adopted two villages under the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana Scheme,
Advani, on the other hand, is also
including Putnam Raju Kandriga in Andhra Pradesh and Donja in Maharashtra.
Incidentally, the 36-year-old received considered as the best snooker player to
the country’s third highest civilian have ever come out of the country.

Bairstow confident of England winning award on the same day (April 2) he led
Team India to the World Cup glory at The cueist, who recently claimed the
Christchurch Test Wankhede Stadium way back in 2011, IBSF World Snooker Championship- his
ending the country’s 28-year-old wait 18th world title, has bagged a total of 19
England wicket-keeper-batsman Jonny However, Bairstow believes that there for the title. titles, including winning gold twice at
Bairstow is confident that his side could is enough in the Hagley Oval pitch to the Asian Games in 2006 and 2010.
scalp 10 wickets on fifth day of the create chances to level the series. Dhoni, who holds the rank of Honorary
Christchurch Test to level the series 1-1 Lieutenant Colonel, is the second
against New Zealand. “We’ve beaten the bat consistently. Indian cricketer after Kapil Dev to be
Leachy (spinner Jack Leach) bowled conferred with this coveted award.
“We’ve got three sessions to bowl and three overs this evening and there were
take 10 wickets. If the light and weather some chances created there,” he said.
comes into it, there’s nothing we can do
about it,” the Sport24 quoted Bairstow, New Zealand
as saying. 1st Innings 278
2nd Innings 42 for 0
(Latham 25*, Raval 17*)
“Going into the last
day, we’re in a great England
1st Innings 307
position. I think we’ve 2nd Innings 352 for 9 dec
got a good chance.” (Vince 76, Stoneman 60, Root 54,
Malan 53, de Grandhomme 4-94)
New Zealand were 42 without loss in
pursuit of a mammoth target of 382
New Zealand need another
runs when the day was called off due to
340 runs to beat
bad light.

They just need to save their wickets


on the final day while batting on a
flat pitch to win their first Test series
against England since 1999.
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