A man who pulled a driver from a car about to catch fire is being hailed a hero UPDATED
A man who pulled a driver from a car about to catch fire is being hailed a hero full story
Porsche Type 64 auction ends in boos after blunder at RM Sotheby's auction in California
Bidding on the 1939 Type 64, designed by Ferdinand Porsche, is terminated after confusion caused by the auctioneer's accent saw a $US17 million bid registered as $US70 million. full story
The Warriors are keeping their hopes of a finals berth alive
The Warriors are keeping their hopes of a finals berth alive full story
Quote of the Day
"Everything that can be invented has been invented." Charles H. Duell, Commissioner, US Patent Office, 1899.
1904 - First use of kiwi as unofficial national symbol?
The New Zealand Free Lance printed a J.C. Blomfield cartoon in which a plucky kiwi morphed into a moa as the All Blacks defeated Great Britain 9–3 in the first rugby test between Motherland and colony. This may have been the first use of a kiwi to symbolise the nation in a cartoon. more...
1940 - Turakina sunk by German raider in Tasman
It was the first naval battle in the Tasman Sea. The New Zealand Shipping Company freighter Turakina was intercepted and sunk by the Orion nearly 500 km off the Taranaki coast with the loss of 36 lives. Twenty survivors were taken prisoner. more...
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