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Sikhs seek new life in Hawkes Bay

Described as one of the most egalitarian of world faiths, there are around 20,000 Sikh's living in New Zealand. First built in 1999 the Sikh Gurdwara or temple in Hastings served a tiny community but now around 1500 Sikhs live in the Hawkes Bay. Is it time for a new Gurdwara and what is it about the Bay that draws them there? Lynda Chanwai-Earle visits their Gurdwara in Hastings during one of their three day festivals to learn more.

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Giving Back - Leprosy Mission NZ in Bangladesh

A group of high profile Asian New Zealanders volunteer to go back to their homeland to work for Leprosy Mission NZ in Bangladesh.

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A new episode every Monday on podcast platforms, at and as part of Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan on RNZ National at 3:30pm on Mondays. 

Here Now was previously titled Voices and is produced and presented by Kadambari Raghukumar. In 2023 Voices won three bronze awards at the NZ Podcast Awards and was a finalist in Best Weekly Factual category in the NZ Radio Awards. 

Mondays 3:30pm. Repeats at 5:15am on Saturdays and 6:40pm on Sundays

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