The dawn of 2019 saw the launch of this community-focused news portal, NewsViews targeted at the various ethnic groups that reside in our culturally-diverse city, Hamilton.
Our logo represents the special ties that India has with New Zealand & the positive contribution made by the Indian diaspora (currently one of the largest ethnic groups here).
NewsViews expects to fulfill the current void of a professionally- written & managed digital edition that focuses on the local community.
There are no businesses or publishing houses behind this NewsViews venture. It is the passion and zeal of one individual, Gurbir Singh*, who chose New Zealand to be his new home 18 years back. He is backed currently by a small team of dedicated volunteers who are equally passionate for the success of this venture.
Newsviews is a marathon, not a sprint. We expect it to evolve in the coming months based upon the valuable feedback of readers.
With the objective of presenting ‘News & Opinions that Matter‘, NewsViews will have some selected features and columns of interest to keep readers informed of various topical issues. Readers will also have access to significant info on local Hamilton news and events.
Our column ‘FOCUS’ will generally have a commentary on topical issues and interviews with people who matter, while ‘ViewPoint‘ will be the platform for opinions expressed by local political party representatives or civic leaders on issues that are of interest to community.
It’s a privilege for NewsViews to be associated with Neighbourhood Support Hamilton as one of their main supporter/partners in their effort to ‘help communities live safer’, & with Glaucoma NZ in spreading awareness to ‘help prevent blindness from glaucoma‘.
NewsViews also gratefully acknowledges the patronage received from the Waikato Chapter of GOPIO (Global Organisation of People of Indian Origin), and Kirikiriroa Multicultural Council.
NewsViews looks forward to valuable support of local community in making this venture a success.
*Gurbir Singh: He is a professionally qualified & experienced media person. Before moving to NZ, he has worked as a Sub Editor/Reporter in a national daily newspaper; Asst. Editor of a house journal; Senior Manager – PR; Corporate Communications consultant, etc. He was also a member of the Indian Association of Industrial Editors, Public Relations Society of India, Press Club & on the Editorial Committee of IBA.
In NZ, his roles included that of an Educator in the tertiary sector (incl. at Wintec); Programme Manager at Trade & Commerce to felicitate training programmes;, freelance feature writer & journalist, etc. Gurbir volunteers his time to the local community & currently, he is on the managing committee of Neighbourhood Support Hamilton for the second term. Earlier, he has served on the managing committee of Kirikiriroa Community House for two years, etc. Email: email@example.com