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
Elton John hits out at 'relentless' criticism of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle over use of private jets
The singer lashes out at "malicious" reporting of the couple's decision to fly to France on a private jet, saying he paid for their flights and feels an obligation to protect them from the press intrusion "that contributed to Diana's untimely death". full story
Baby Ariah Roberts' fatal injuries have been compared to those from a serious car crash, or falling two storeys
Baby Ariah Roberts' fatal injuries have been compared to those from a serious car crash, or falling two storeys 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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