Millions poured into Ainslie's Cup bid
Accomplished British sailor Ben Ainslie has the financial backing he needs to win the America's Cup off Team New Zealand. full story
North Korea talks: Pacific islands 'in the crossfire between major powers' hope for peace at summit
As the world watches to see the outcome of today's talks between North and South Korea, tiny islands in the middle of the Pacific are hoping it will mean a stop to the constant threat of a nuclear attack. Guam, Hawaii and Palau will keep a close eye on th full story
Driver injured after car rolls at Leeston
The driver of a car is in a serious-to-critical condition after the car rolled in Leeston, Canterbury. full story
Quote of the Day
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former" Albert Einstein
1806 - Moehanga becomes first Māori to visit England
Moehanga of Ngāpuhi became the first recorded Māori visitor to England when the whaler Ferret berthed in London. Moehanga (or Te Mahanga) had boarded the Ferret when it visited the Bay of Islands late in 1805. more...
1893 - Death of Premier John Ballance
Ballance was the first Liberal premier. He laid the foundation for a government that was widely seen as making New Zealand ‘the social laboratory of the world’. more...
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