Bali's tourism-dependent economy is 'collapsing' due to coronavirus travel bans
The dramatic 95 per cent drop in international tourists arriving in Bali affects millions of its residents who have relied on the industry for generations. full story
Coronavirus has seized control of New York. Here's why the city may never be the same again
Say 'New York' and the mind conjures up crammed subway cars and swarming sidewalks, shared taxi rides and shoebox cafes. Now that it's known as the epicentre of coronavirus in the US, the city says it should have seen it coming. full story
The Police Commissioner has welcomed the new guidance around the rules for level four lockdown
The Police Commissioner has welcomed the new guidance around the rules for level four lockdown full story
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1871 - NZ's first overseas diplomatic post created
New Zealand’s first overseas diplomatic post was created when Isaac Featherston was appointed as agent-general in London. more...
1932 - Death of Phar Lap
The champion racehorse Phar Lap was New Zealand-born and bred, but never raced in this country. He won 37 of his 51 races and 32 of his last 35, including the 1930 Melbourne Cup. In the gloom of the great Depression, Phar Lap’s exploits thrilled two countries. more...
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