Hi neighbours. Auckland’s Diwali Festival has gone from a two-day event to a three-week celebration due to coronavirus. The Hindu festival of lights is a highlight of Auckland's major events calendar and one of New Zealand's largest cultural festivals. It is traditionally held over two days in Aotea Square, but will now be held from October 27 to November 14 at various community venues.
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Next Sunday 8 November Auckland Museum is hosting a free panel discussion with members of Auckland's Indian community, as they explore the prejudice and pressures, as well as the joys, of their unique identity. Panellists for the evening of kōrero include Sarah Dutt, Rohan Adarkar, Kartika Singh, Karishma Kumar and Vinod Suresh.
The event is free but is ticketed, so be sure to secure your seat here: bit.ly...
Auckland skies will soon be alight with fireworks displays.
With Guy Fawkes looming, the event sparks ongoing debate over the use of fireworks.
Auckland Council and a range of national organisations have renewed calls to ban the private use and sale of fireworks after a parliamentary select committee decided in August to leave regulations unchanged.
Some people will be celebrating Guy Fawkes Day, held to commemorate the failure of the Gunpowder Plot in 1605.
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