Waitakere Indian Association Holi Festival 2016
Sunday, March 27 at 11 AM - 6 PM
at Corban Estate Arts Centre
2 Mt Lebanon Lane, Henderson, Auckland,
World Masters Games 2017 is coming to Auckland in April next year, with 25,000 athletes expected to compete in 28 sports across more than 45 venues. Half of them will be international visitors, and as the host city, this is our chance to prove we really are the friendliest people in the world.
To stage the Games, we're looking for up 4,000 volunteers who will become the World Masters Games 2017 Pit Crew. As part of the Pit Crew, you’ll be at the very heart of Games experience in helping the athletes achieve personal bests, and be part of the team that creates a uniquely kiwi experience for athletes from more than 100 countries.
A wide variety of volunteer roles are available, on and off the field of play. Applications are open now and you can find out more by visiting their website here.
ASB Polyfest 2016, 16-19 March at Manukau Sports Bowl, Auckland
The Manukau Sports Bowl will burst into life in two weeks’ time with the 41st staging of the ASB Polyfest. From Wednesday, 16 March to Saturday, 19 March the Sports Bowl will reverberate with traditional song and dance from Auckland’s diverse cultures.
Release Date: 11 March 2016
Starring: Amrinder Gill, Sargun Mehta, Manvir Johal, Yograj Singh
Language: Punjabi (with English Subtitles)
PRODUCER: Amarbir Singh Sandhu, Karaj Gill, Jaspal Singh Sandhu
Director: Rajiv Dhingra
Synopsis: The story revolves around the impact of an upcoming divorce on a young child and to what extent the parents will go to ensure, he doesn't lose his innocence. Lead stars, Amrinder Gill and Sargun Mehta play parents to Manvir Johal, a 12 year old second generation Canadian Indian who is still coming to terms with his heritage and Indian roots. Like most kids of colour, he is a victim of racism from his classmates and begins to dislike school, but home isn't any better with his parents constantly bickering. All this tension and anxiety causes a nervous breakdown. The story takes a comic turn when the father announces they are going to Punjab, to help the child understand his heritage. Before their arrival, all the relatives in Punjab, India, are informed and the village undergoes a huge 'western' makeover, while still holding all to all the Punjabiness, to ensure the boy sees only the best things about the place. Love Punjab is a story that will resonate with every Indian diaspora family who work hard at holding on to their roots and still ensure their children grow up as normal kids do in the west. It shows you the extent to which a family will go to ensure their child is happy and that marriages take a lot of work. Most of all, it will reinforce the view that home is truly where the heart is.
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Collection points for groceries and other non perishable necessities are :
Arkh food and spices - 222 Swanson Road, Henderson
Food 4 Less New - 13 Veronica Street, New Lynn
Food 4 Less - 64 Atkinson Ave, Otahuhu
Lotus Supermarket - 64 Stoddard Rd, Mt Roskill
Valley Fresh - Great South Road Papatoetoe
Moshims Discount House - Ormiston Road, Botany