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Endorse or nominate a candidate for Community Service Awards 2020 PANZ is inviting nominations for ‘Community Service Awards 2020’. These awards are presented annually to those community members who have consistently demonstrated a dedication to community service, and to improving the lives of others with their outstanding performance. PANZ has contributed to number of community support programs during this year. PANZ took key initiates to engage the community with the latest updates on COVID-19 pandemic situations, supported the stranded Pakistani […]

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We are thankful to our community members and all the participants for the overwhelming response we received towards our Eid Card Competition 2020. Though all the Eid Cards were beautiful, and we really appreciate the time, effort and love our young community members put in to prepare them, however we are bound to choose 10 lucky winners as per the criteria which was based on the highest number of likes on PANZ Facebook Page. Pakistan Association of New Zealand is […]

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Salam / Kia Ora We would be happy to tell you that the Pakistan Association of New Zealand has successfully distributed Eid cards to the children of Pakistani community. We are very grateful to our Women Wings Coordinator and our volunteers who helped us by making this event a success. It is truly their hard work, and day and night efforts, that the children of the community happily acknowledged. The purpose of PANZ was also achieved which was to see […]

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Dr. Abdul Malik – High Commissioner of Pakistan to New Zealand – and Mr. Naveed Hamid – President  of Pakistan Association Of New Zealand were invited to the talk show by Apna Television hosted by Roy Kaund (Senior Editor). This talk show was specific to COVID-19 to discuss the various steps, action and measures that PANZ and HC took from day one to deal with this pandemic situation at community level in New Zealand.

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PANZ president Mr Naveed Hamid chaired the meeting. Other participants represented various parts of New Zealand. Covid-19 pandemic management committee (the Committee) was set-up during the meeting to formalise the Covid-19 pandemic plan. The attendees discussed various aspects of Covid-19 outbreak and its implication on Pakistan community in New Zealand. The meeting concluded that four areas the Covid-19 pandemic plan should cover four areas: • A national level database of Pakistan community in relation to Covid-19 pandemic • Support services […]

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A meeting held between the Southeast Asian community leaders and the senior management of Immigration New Zealand on Thursday, 19th December 2019. The impetus of the meeting was to address Immigration New Zealand policies affecting South East Asian communities. Southeast Asian community representation included Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, India, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Community Action Group. President Mr. Naveed Hamid and Principal Advisor Mr. Farrukh Gul Qaisrani represented PANZ. The Immigration New Zealand was represented by GM INZ, National Manager Engagement, […]

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A meeting was held with the Minister of Immigration Hon Iain Lees-Galloway, Minister of Ethnic Affairs Hon Jenny Salesa, and Priyanca Radhakrishnan MP on 26 November 2019. Along with PANZ, community leaders from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka also participated in this meeting. PANZ tabled concerns on the new immigration policies and made suggestions to both Ministers. PANZ President Mr. Naveed Hamid elucidate apprehensions on statements made by a Cabinet Minister and expressed the deep sentiments of the community. […]

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We are excited to announce that PANZ awarded with Certification of Appreciation from New Zealand Police. PANZ efforts recognized for providing leadership and continuous support for enhanced community safety in “Safer Communities Together.” This recognition reflects ever-increasing dedication and enthusiasm of PANZ Leadership, Volunteers and PAKISTANI community. We thank PANZ TEAM for leading the community with the purpose and grit. Also, PAKISTANI community for active participation. Building a stronger community together.

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PANZ regional representatives Mr. Syed Khurram Iqbal Naqvi attended the meeting with newly elected Mayor of Napier, Ms. Kirsten Wise, in the Mayor’s office. PAKISTANI flag was officially handed over to the Mayor for the representation of the PAKISTANI community in regional events. Hawke’s Bay regional Muslim community board chairperson of Islamic Mosque, Mr. Muhammad Naeem, also attended the flag handover ceremony. Among other discussions, the participation of the PAKISTANI community in regional events, along with the council’s support was […]

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PANZ has done a successful workshop with Hon Jenny Salesa, Minister for Ethnic Communities. This was hosted by Hon Carmel Sepuloni (MP for Kelston), Hon Phil Twyford (MP for Te Atatu) and Dr Deborah Russell (MP for New Lynn). During the workshop PANZ has addressed the issues and challenges faced by the community and how PANZ engagement with community organisation to have the intensive discussion and activity on a particular subject. PANZ has also offered to improvisation in order to […]

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