Govt buys land for 4000 homes in Mt Albert
The government has bought nearly 30 hectares in a central Auckland suburb to build up to 4000 homes. full story
I wanted a personal insight into the US gun culture, so I went to learn how to fire an AR-15
North America correspondent Zoe Daniel visits her American cousin to learn how to shoot an AR-15 and gain a personal insight into US gun culture. full story
Kiwi cyclist Lucas wins Oceania road gold
Sharlotte Lucas produces a breakthrough win in the Oceania women's road race less than two weeks out from the Commonwealth Games. full story
Quote of the Day
"Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow" Mark Twain
1847 - Wakefield and Featherston duel
Isaac Featherston, editor of the Wellington Independent, had in effect accused William Wakefield, the New Zealand Company's principal agent, of being a thief. Neither man was hurt in the duel.
1940 - John A. Lee expelled from Labour Party
A charismatic ex-soldier, orator and writer, John A. Lee had been active in the New Zealand Labour Party since shortly after the First World War.
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