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Immigrant Journeys

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Immigrant Journeys - Surinder and Archana Tandon( 0:20:35)       
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Coming from Delhi to Lincoln was a sharp contrast , but Surinder and Archana received warmth and love when they arrived to New Zealand.
Published: 5/05/2022 4:00:00 p.m.
Immigrant Journeys - Henry and Anne Jaiswal( 0:19:50)       
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Originally from India, Henry landed here on a crisp Canterbury winter’s day. He came to New Zealand to study aircraft engineering and met his wife Anne here. Henry believes the divisions we’ve created stops us from thriving as human kind.
Published: 28/04/2022 4:00:00 p.m.
Immigrant Journeys - Nadeem and Naema Khan( 0:21:1)       
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Nadeem and Naema Khan have been in New Zealand for more than two decades. Originally from Pakistan, Nadeem and Naema share with us their challenges and how they made New Zealand home not just for themselves but others too.
Published: 21/04/2022 4:58:00 p.m.
Immigrant Journeys - Rev. Philomeno Kinera( 0:21:57)       
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Rev. Philomeno Kinera is passionate about unity in diversity. Coming from Singapore, a multi-ethnic society, she wants to break down the barriers so we can see the good in each other
Published: 14/04/2022 4:00:00 p.m.
Immigrant Journeys - Dr John Hellemans( 0:21:27)       
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A leading triathlete and high performance coach, John Hellemans has spent his career promoting sports medicine in New Zealand. He was 25 when he arrived as a young medical student determined to make his mark. In 2020, he was awarded MNZM (Hon) for services to triathlon.
Published: 7/04/2022 4:00:00 p.m.
Immigrant Journeys - Izzie Guo( 0:21:16)       
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Izzie’s father visited Aotearoa frequently as a businessman. He returned home with stories that inspired Izzie to follow his footsteps. Izzie came as an international student to Christchurch and now specialises in social media in promoting Christchurch to the world.
Published: 31/03/2022 3:49:00 p.m.
Immigrant Journeys - Heide Lukosch( 0:21:34)       
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Heidi is immersed in virtual reality and cutting edge technology. Originally from Germany, she moved to New Zealand with her family in 2018. She loves the friendliness of the people of Aotearoa and the family friendly lifestyle.
Published: 24/03/2022 3:26:00 p.m.
Immigrant Journeys - Cristene Trenuela-Chan( 0:21:24)       
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Cristene was a dreamy 11 year old when her parents decided to move from Phillipines to Aotearoa for a better life. Giving back to New Zealand and her local community is the focus of her work.
Published: 17/03/2022 2:50:00 p.m.
Immigrant Journeys - Souhila Abdelaziz( 0:17:10)       
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Algeria to Aotearoa, Souhila’s journey started when she moved here with her husband. As a podcaster and life coach she believes in empowering women, especially from immigrant backgrounds.
Published: 10/03/2022 4:00:00 p.m.
Immigrant Journeys - Dr Hamid Ikram( 0:24:7)       
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Hamid Ikram is well known as a leading cardiologist in New Zealand. He was made an Officer of The New Zealand Order of Merit in 2017 for significant contributions to the practice of medicine in New Zealand. Born in India, before the partition, he has spent nearly four decades in Aotearoa.
Published: 3/03/2022 12:04:00 p.m.
Immigrant Journeys - Altamash Askari( 0:22:13)       
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Altamash is a software engineer whose passion is cricket. Travelling from Delhi to Dunedin – he describes his arrival as a shock. Altamash is also an astrophotographer who has spent many nights capturing the night sky in Canterbury.
Published: 24/02/2022 4:00:00 p.m.
Immigrant Journeys - Morenike Oladeinde( 0:21:58)       
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Morenike believes in motivating migrant women and she runs her own podcast Boldwomen on the Move on Plains FM. Morenike arrived in New Zealand on a cold morning – a memory that still makes her shiver. She appreciates the simplicity of life in New Zealand.
Published: 17/02/2022 4:30:00 p.m.
Immigrant Journeys - Razi Syed and Hafsa Ahmed( 0:22:53)       
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Razi and Hafsa say that living in New Zealand is a blessing. They moved from Hyderabad, India 15 years ago to start a new life in Aotearoa. They describe themselves as community driven and embrace an ethos of giving. Razi, Hafsa, and their children Hussain and Zahra are the driving force behind Immigrant Journeys.
Published: 10/02/2022 4:00:00 p.m.
Immigrant Journeys - Esmail Fathi( 0:18:10)       
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Esmail describes landing in Aotearoa as being re-born. Originally from Iran, like many immigrants Esmail and his family arrived not knowing a single person. Esmail uses his love of traditional Iranian music to connect to his past and create new friendships.
Published: 3/02/2022 4:58:00 p.m.
Immigrant Journeys - Olli Ricken( 0:18:9)       
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Olli believes in the power of laughter as the common language. A youth circus teacher, she has now been in Aotearoa for almost two decades. Originally from Germany, Ollie says laughter is a gift that heals.
Published: 27/01/2022 12:38:00 p.m.
Immigrant Journeys - Amanda Smidt( 0:23:2)       
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Amanda’s journey began in Tokoroa after a conversation at a braai (barbecue) in South Africa. She has now been in Aotearoa for more than two decades. Amanda says she has grown in New Zealand but South Africa is still part of her essence.
Published: 20/01/2022 12:26:00 p.m.
Immigrant Journeys - Mohini Vidwans( 0:20:14)       
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Mohini says she was reborn when she came to Aotearoa. Arriving from India as a student a decade ago, she calls this home.
Published: 13/01/2022 2:12:00 p.m.
Immigrant Journeys - Sol Gil( 0:19:48)       
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Sol describes Aotearoa a land of opportunity - a place of honest people, a place she loves to be. Originally from Colombia, she runs Cafe Colombia and is passionate about challenging the stereotypes immigrants face.
Published: 6/01/2022 2:08:00 p.m.
Immigrant Journeys - Sardar Faisal Abbas( 0:18:40)       
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Faisal comes from Pakistan, he left his own country in 2015 after a terror attack on a local school which killed more than 140 students. He chose to move his family to New Zealand because he thought it was safe. But in 2019, he was at a Christchurch mosque when another terrorist struck.
Published: 30/12/2021 10:13:00 a.m.
Immigrant Journeys - Shubha Narayan( 0:23:10)       
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Shubha describes her passion and life as Montessori. Shubha arrived in New Zealand 23 years ago from Bengaluru. She is now the co-head of Nova Montessori School in New Brighton. She believes kindness and respect should be part of every child’s world. Shubha shares her colourful journey and how it all started in Balclutha.
Published: 23/12/2021 10:12:00 a.m.
Immigrant Journeys - Sandeep Sharma( 0:16:39)       
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Sandeep has been in this country for six years. His focus is championing relationships between Aotearoa and Indo-Pacific countries. Sandeep speaks about the added value that immigrants bring to Aotearoa.
Published: 16/12/2021 10:11:00 a.m.
Immigrant Journeys - Nathan Miglani and Shuchi Gupta( 0:17:11)       
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Nathan describes himself as “Indian by birth but kiwi by choice.” He came to Aotearoa New Zealand from Punjab, India in 2009. Nathan has a can do attitude which he shares with his wife Suchi. In their story, Nathan and Suchi share their challenges and experiences, what they value and how they are preparing their children for a future in Aotearoa.
Published: 9/12/2021 10:09:00 a.m.
Immigrant Journeys - Juan Pellegrino and Virginia Serra( 0:19:53)       
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Juan came to Aotearoa New Zealand from Argentina in 1997 to study. He met his wife Virginia who is from Uruguay here in Aotearoa. They’ve been here now for over two decades and this is very much home. Juan and Virgina’s journey is one of courage - the courage to take risks, the courage to leave home, the courage to believe in a new future.
Published: 2/12/2021 8:00:00 a.m.