Why Japan's smoking laws are stuck 'in the last century'
People lighting up a cigarette in a dimly-lit restaurant is a scene almost unimaginable in Australia these days, but it's one that plays out in many restaurants in Japan because there are no national laws to prevent smoking indoors. full story
Evans fourth in Formula E Uruguary race
Kiwi driver Mitch Evans is fourth in another solid outing in the Formula E series. full story
Henare quits as Breakers coach
The New Zealand Breakers are looking for a new head coach after the shock announcement that Paul Henare is moving on. full story
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"Advertising: The science of arresting the human intelligence long enough to get money from it." Stephen Leacock
1860 - First Taranaki War erupts at Waitara
The opening shots of the first Taranaki War were fired when British troops attacked a pā built by Te Āti Awa chief Te Rangitāke at Te Kohia, Waitara.
1905 - Only surviving Maungatautari Bank cheque issued
The Maungatautari Bank was one of several set up by Māori in the decades after the New Zealand Wars to handle the money they were receiving from land sales.
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