Why the Royal baby might be named Arthur or Albert (and certainly won't be Rocco or Cruz)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will have to strike the right balance between tradition and trend when it comes to naming their third child. They won't want to appear too old fashioned, but there are certain expectations they must uphold. full story
NZ to send gifts to new royal baby
Prime Minister Jacnda Ardern says a garment made by a member of her family will be among the gifts to the new royal baby sent from New Zealand. full story
The Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to a baby boy
The Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to a baby boy, who is fifth-in-line to the British throne. Kensington Palace announced the birth saying mother and child are both "doing well". full story
Quote of the Day
"Never become so much of an expert that you stop gaining expertise. View life as a continuous learning experience." Denis Waitley, American motivational speaker
1920 - Prince of Wales arrives for New Zealand tour
King George V’s son, Edward, Prince of Wales (who later reigned briefly as Edward VIII), visited New Zealand partly to thank the Dominion for its contribution to the Empire’s war effort. more...
1922 - New Zealand's first poppy day
A total of 245,059 small poppies and 15,157 larger versions were sold, earning £13,166. Of that amount, £3,695 was sent to help war-ravaged areas of northern France; the remainder went to unemployed returned soldiers and their families. more...
1941 - Sinking of the Hellas
Disaster struck during the hurried evacuation of Allied forces from Greece when a large number of civilians and Commonwealth troops, including New Zealanders, were killed while they were boarding the Greek yacht Hellas at the port of Piraeus, near Athens. more...
1951 - First New Zealander killed in battle in Korean War
Kayforce suffered its first fatal battle casualty with the death of Second Lieutenant Dennis Fielden. more...
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