Greetings & Best Wishes for 2019
The dawn of 2019 saw the much-awaited launch of the online edition of NewsViews from Hamilton, and an achievement of a long time cherished desire.
Even though NewsViews website has been launched now, its Facebook page has been there for nearly a year now. This news portal also has a collection of some of my previously published news-stories elsewhere.
Hopefully, NewsViews would fulfill the current void of a professionally- written digital edition.
Newsviews is a marathon, not a sprint. We expect it to evolve in the coming months based upon the feedback of readers
NewsViews will present some selected news and opinions to keep readers informed of various topical issues.
Readers will also have access to info on significant local Hamilton news and events.
The Indian diaspora will, however, have a special place in NewsViews coverage as they are one of the four largest ethnic groups here, but lack a reliable source of info.
Our column ‘FOCUS’ will generally have a commentary on topical issues. The first issue has a commentary on the issue of ‘Deaths on our roads’. The fatality numbers are alarmingly high here when compared to other OECD countries. Our commentary dwells upon various aspects associated with the tragedy that affects hundreds of families.
Viewpoint will generally be reserved for opinions or interviews with local political party representatives touching upon on issues that are of interest to community.
It’s a privilege for NewsViews to be associated with Neighbourhood Support Hamilton and assist this group in spreading their message to the community. I have been managing their Facebook page for over six months now.
Similarly, the endorsement of support from the Waikato Chapter of GOPIO (Global Organisation of People of Indian Origin), and Kirikiriroa Multicultural Council Inc has also been very encouraging.
NewsViews expects the ties with these organisations will be mutually beneficial, and looks forward to valuable support of local community in making this venture a success.