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October 2014

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Celebrate 20 years of helping to raise Asia awareness in New Zealand at the Asia New Zealand Foundation Gala Dinner we'll reflect on the Foundation's greatest milestones and look forward to the future.The Gala Dinner will reflect on the Foundation's greatest milestones and look forward...
How do ordinary people start from nothing to create extraordinary companies? What does it take to be a successful entrepreneur?We’ve gathered a group of impressive entrepreneurs from across New Zealand and Southeast Asia to inspire Wellington. They'll provide their insights and ideas on...
While Diwali is popularly known as the "festival of lights", the most significant spiritual meaning behind it is "the awareness of the inner light". Central to Indian mythology is the belief that there is something beyond the physical body and mind which is pure, infinite, and eternal, called...
Joel Neoh will talk about his entrepreneurial journey, including how he became head of Groupon Asia Pacific and the founding of Youth Asia - a private sector business support entity focused on investing and launching innovative internet companies across Asia. He will also discuss key...
Our Diwali festival celebrates Indian culture with food, activities and entertainment that the whole family can enjoy.Enjoy traditional and contemporary dance from local and overseas performers before browsing the many stalls.Read more about Diwali, the Festival of Lights 
11th October to 12th October
Saturday to Sunday
Diwali, India’s best-loved festival, symbolises the triumph of light over darkness, good over evil and the renewal of life. To celebrate, families light small oil lamps (diyas) around the home and set off fireworks. Now you too can enjoy a taste of authentic Indian culture at Auckland's...
The 12th edition of New Zealand's only Ekiden is set to circumnavigate Lake Rotorua on Saturday 11th October 2014. Join almost 2,000 other runners and walkers for a fun event, a challenging run or walk and a great day out with your team mates! The Rotorua Ekiden follows the famous marathon...
10th October to 28th October
Friday to Tuesday
A composition of two video works Picnic at Brahmpol and Untitled Land by Brydee Rood (New Zealand) and Chiman Dangi (India) to coincide with the Diwali Festival Auckland 2014.Brydee Rood has recently returned from a series of residency projects in India, sponsored by an Asia New Zealand...
22nd September to 2nd October
Monday to Thursday
Works by Japanese manga artist and illustrator Yoshitoshi Abe will be on display at the NZSE's School of Design ahead of his apperance at the Overload Expo 2014. (His work will also be on display at this event.)Art exhibition reception - 2 OctoberFrom 5.30pm-8pm you can meet the artist...