David Pocock is adamant he'll be fit for the Wallabies' Rugby World Cup campaign
David Pocock is adamant he'll be fit for the Wallabies' Rugby World Cup campaign full story
A man's been jailed for possessing and distributing child sexual abuse material
A man's been jailed for possessing and distributing child sexual abuse material full story
Climate change evacuation planning needs to start now, urges scientists
Low-lying islands, coastal towns and cities will need to be abandoned in the future as climate change gets worse. Researchers say it's time to start preparing for equitable and managed relocation, rather than leaving it to a last minute, chaotic retreat. full story
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1920 - New Zealand's first female Olympian
Violet Waldron was New Zealand’s first female Olympian, and part of New Zealand’s first Olympic team of four. She competed in freestyle swimming in the 1920 Antwerp Summer Olympics. more...
1939 - Writer Robin Hyde dies in London
The journalist, poet and novelist, born Iris Wilkinson, was one of New Zealand's finest inter-war writers. Troubled by depression, illness and poverty, she took her own life in London. more...
1947 - Assisted immigration resumes after war
The first draft of 118 British immigrants arrived in Auckland on the New Zealand Shipping Company liner Rangitata. They were among 77,000 men, women and children who arrived from Great Britain under the assisted immigration scheme between 1947 and 1975. more...
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