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NIAI and WINGS Beach Day and Water Safety Talk

NIAI would like to invite all the people out there to join us for a fun day out in summer. One of the best way to socialize among community.

What a perfect place to learn where the rips are then at Ocean Beach. Learn how to be safe at the beach for the whole family and enjoy meeting families, NIAI and WINGS members relaxing and swimming at the beach.

Bring a picnic lunch, your families, beach gear, sunscreen, togs, and water.

Already water safe?? Then just come along for the beach day…Look for the WINGS banner and gazebo for shade…

Drinks and lot of fun for all 🙂
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Kamo Christmas Parade

Around 5000 packed out Kamo’s main street to see this year’s Christmas Parade. There was plenty to see with motorcyclists, cars of all shapes, sizes and ages, dancers, gymnastics, skaters, floats, a band and the grand old man Santa with his contingency of helpers and also different cultures including Northland Indian Association Inc (NIAI) members wearing beautiful Indian attires 🙂


News in Whangarei Leader dated Nov 30, 2016
News in Whangarei Leader dated Nov 30, 2016

Togetherness on Independence Day

NIAI celebrated  “Togetherness” and “Independence Day” on

13th August 2016.

Diwali 2016

Deepavali is a festival where people from all age groups participate. They give expression to their happiness by lighting earthen ‘diyas’ (lamps), decorating the houses, bursting firecrackers and inviting near and dear ones to their households for partaking in a sumptuous feast. The lighting of lamps is a way of paying obeisance to god for attainment of health, wealth, knowledge, peace, valor and fame.

NIAI would like to give a Big Thank you …….  ;
to all the participants who worked so hard to keep the entertainement level right at the peak:
Whangarei Intermediate School,
Community Education Whangarei bollywood dance team,
NorthTec students,
Auckland Bhangra team with Dhol,
Pompallier College participants;
local Indian community and
our one and only little shining child artist;
to all the sponsors who supported the event;
to Forum North Team for all the technical and pack up support;
to MC for hosting the event;
to all the brilliant volunteers who helped tremendously at the front, food servings, decorations, green room support, cleaning and pack up;
to NorthTec hospitality students for making delicious entry served sweets;
to chief guest Mayor Sheryl Mai, MP Shane Reti and NorthTec Directorate Phil Giles;
And another BIG THANK YOU TO “FOOD FOR LIFE” for serving the most delicious Indian feast – No event is complete without the food specially when it is provided by Food for life
And of course the colorful, energetic and most acknowledging Audience  See you all next year with a bigger venue …
From Niai Northland Team (Ralph, Sandeep Diwan, Anita Gupte-Patil, Rima Behere , Uday Behere, Sakshi Vij Sekhon, Jaswant Singh Minhas)

Sakshi Malik wins bronze medal

Sakshi Malik wins bronze medal in wrestling 58kg category, opens India’s account at Rio 2016 Olympics

India’s Sakshi Malik won a bronze medal in the wrestling 58kg category after the Indian beat Aisuluu Tynybekova 8-5 in the bronze medal bout. In a thrilling contest, Sakshi fought back from 0-5 down to seal the bout 8-5 in her favour. With seconds left on the clock, she produced a three-point move to seal the bout and India’s first medal at Rio 2016 Olympics.

2016 Rio Olympics - Wrestling - Final - Women's Freestyle 58 kg Bronze - Carioca Arena 2 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 17/08/2016. Sakshi Malik (IND) of India celebrates winning the bronze medal. REUTERS/Toru Hanai FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.

It wasn’t an ideal start for the 23-year-old as she conceded a five-point lead early in the contest, and like in three out of the four bouts earlier in the day, she was back from behind to produce the moves when they mattered, and seal the win.

Tynybekova started on a positive note as her leg-grab put her in the lead. She repeated the move again and sat in a comfortable position. Malik opened the scoring in the second period of the bout when she pushed her opponent down and out of the mat. She hit back with a similar move to reduce the deficit to just one point.

Diwali 2010

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Social Gathering 2008

NIAI Family
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