President's Report 2019 - 2nd Dec 2019

Please click here for Richard's 2019 President's Report

President's Report 2019

Emma Farry wins at the New York Big Book Awards - 13th Nov 2019

Emma Farry wins at the New York Big Book Awards

We are so very proud to announce that Emma Farry's books have won at the New York Big Book Awards✨
"Beloved" has won best book in the grief category and "Freedom Song" has won a distinguished favourite in the spirituality category at the New York Big Book Award 2019.

Congratulations Emma on this absolutely outstanding achievement, we couldn't be happier that you are receiving this recognition for your beautiful work. <3

Message from Richard below:

Dear Emma,

Congratulations on receiving such prestigious international recognition and awards for your books. Clearly this is a sign of things to come for you. Lyn and I and our family and indeed the whole Dunedin Lebanese community, couldn’t be more proud of you. What makes those awards even more special are the subject matter you have chosen to write about. Your darling mother will be beaming down her beautiful smile as always, but more particularly on this proud occasion and your father will be bursting with pride.

Best wishes for your continued success as an international author.

Warmest regards,

Richard.


 

Scattered Seeds Event @ Dunedin Public Library - 16th Sep 2019

Hi Everyone,

The Dunedin Public Library is hosting an event this Wednesday 18th September at 12pm. This event is the first in their Spring Talk Series called "Scattered Seeds - not just a pretty website". Click on the below link to find out more information if you would like to head along :)

https://www.dunedinlibraries.govt.nz/article?id=Huo0u64


 

Excerpt of Interest - 7th May 2019

Excerpt of Interest Below is a link to an excerpt from a book called “Montpellier” by Mervyn Smith. It describes houses in this area.  56 Maori Road was owned by Martin George's Grandparents, Michael & Zarifie George (nee Loudos). We thought some of you may find this read interesting.  Thank you to Martin George for sending this through.

https://www.cedarsoflebanon.org.nz/pages/8/Downloads

Wreath Laid for ANZAC Day - 30th Apr 2019

Photos of the beautiful wreath laid by the Dunedin Lebanese Community at the ANZAC Dawn Service in Dunedin.

Photos from the evening with Lebanese Consul for New Zealand, Henriette Nakhle - 24th Apr 2019

Photos from the evening with Lebanese Consul for New Zealand, Henriette Nakhle

Last month we were privileged to have a visit from the (Honorary) Lebanese Consul for New Zealand, Henriette Nakhle (and her assistant Hana Malak).

The role of a Consul is to provide assistance with bureaucratic issues to both the citizens of the consul's own country traveling or living abroad and to the citizens of the country in which the consul resides who wish to travel to or trade with the consul's country.

Our community had a wonderful evening with Henriette at the Dunedin Club, and thank her for making this special trip to acknowledge the strong and vibrant Lebanese community spirit that still exists in the deep south. Here are some photos from the evening. Also, below is a link to the ODT who also published photos from the evening. Enjoy.

https://www.facebook.com/Cedars-of-Lebanon-Club-Inc-Dunedin-New-Zealand-115441358567516/

https://www.odt.co.nz/slideshow-section/people-function-meet-new-lebanese-consul

Visit by the Lebanese Consul for NZ, Henriette Nakhle - 7th Feb 2019

Visit by the Lebanese Consul for New Zealand, Henriette Nakhle.
 
It is with much pleasure that we advise a visit to the Dunedin Lebanese community by the recently appointed Consul for Lebanon, Henriette Nakhle. The role of a Consul it to provide assistance with bureaucratic issues to both the citizens of the consul's own country traveling or living abroad and to the citizens of the country in which the consul resides who wish to travel to or trade with the consul's country.
 
When: Friday March 8th at 6.00pm
 
Where: The Dunedin Club, 33 Melville St.
 
Who: All members of the Dunedin Lebanese community and  partners are welcome.
 
Henriette is keen to meet our community. She has heard and read much about us from a distance and would now like to meet us in person. We want to have a good number of people turn out for this function to reflect the strong and vibrant community we once were. This message will be followed up with a personal phone call from a committee member to gauge numbers for catering purposes.
 
We look forward to seeing you on this important occasion.
 
Kind regards,
 
Richard Joseph, on behalf of the COL committee.

Lebanese Film release - Capharnam - 31st Jan 2019

Next Thursday, Madman NZ Films are releasing the Lebanese film “Capharnam” in select cinemas around the country. It's playing at the Rialto in Dunedin.  

The film has been nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film at this years Oscars. 

Here's a link to the trailer if you have not seen it already:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBecbs52Fpo

Official film synopsis:

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, Nadine Labaki's CAPHARNAM ("Chaos") tells the story of Zain (Zain al Rafeea), a Lebanese boy who sues his parents for the "crime" of giving him life. CAPHARNAM follows Zain, a gutsy streetwise child as he flees his negligent parents, survives through his wits on the streets, takes care of Ethiopian refugee Rahil (Yordanos Shiferaw) and her baby son, Yonas (Boluwatife Treasure Bankole), being jailed for a crime, and finally, seeks justice in a courtroom. CAPHARNAM was made with a cast of non-professionals playing characters whose lives closely parallel their own. Following her script, Labaki placed her performers in scenes and asked them to react spontaneously with their own words and gestures. When the non-actors's instincts diverged from the written script, Labaki adapted the screenplay to follow them. While steeped in the quiet routines of ordinary people, CAPHARNAM is a film with an expansive palette: without warning it can ignite with emotional intensity, surprise with unexpected tenderness, and inspire with flashes of poetic imagery. Although it is set in the depths of a society's systematic inhumanity, CAPHARNAM is ultimately a hopeful film that stirs the heart as deeply as it cries out for action.

site powered by - Turboweb :: Simple Web Manager