Why the Royal baby might be named Arthur or Albert (and certainly won't be Rocco or Cruz)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will have to strike the right balance between tradition and trend when it comes to naming their baby. And they can't get too creative. full story
NZ Rugby calls discrimination the enemy
The All Blacks and Black Ferns have made it clear they stand at odds with controversial Wallaby Israel Folau when it comes to inclusiveness and diversity. full story
King out in Egypt squash second round
Kiwi squash No.1 Joelle King has been knocked out in the second round in Egypt, just over a week after her Commonwealth Games heroics. full story
Quote of the Day
"Never become so much of an expert that you stop gaining expertise. View life as a continuous learning experience." Denis Waitley, American motivational speaker
1920 - Prince of Wales arrives for New Zealand tour
King George V’s son, Edward, Prince of Wales (who later reigned briefly as Edward VIII), visited New Zealand partly to thank the Dominion for its contribution to the Empire’s war effort. more...
1922 - New Zealand's first poppy day
A total of 245,059 small poppies and 15,157 larger versions were sold, earning £13,166. Of that amount, £3,695 was sent to help war-ravaged areas of northern France; the remainder went to unemployed returned soldiers and their families. more...
1941 - Sinking of the Hellas
Disaster struck during the hurried evacuation of Allied forces from Greece when a large number of civilians and Commonwealth troops, including New Zealanders, were killed while they were boarding the Greek yacht Hellas at the port of Piraeus, near Athens. more...
1951 - First New Zealander killed in battle in Korean War
Kayforce suffered its first fatal battle casualty with the death of Second Lieutenant Dennis Fielden. more...
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