DNA test shows slaughtered blue whale is a hybrid, Iceland marine institute says
An Iceland marine institute says a DNA test on a slaughtered whale shows it is an unprotected hybrid of a blue and fin whale. But an anti-whaling group has its doubts. full story
Janine Southby has stepped down as head coach of the Silver Ferns in the wake of Netball New Zealand's Independent Review of their disastrous 2018 Commonwealth Games campaign
Janine Southby has stepped down as head coach of the Silver Ferns in the wake of Netball New Zealand's Independent Review of their disastrous 2018 Commonwealth Games campaign full story
Jamie Whincup has set the early pace at this week's Supercars event at Queensland Raceway
Jamie Whincup has set the early pace at this week's Supercars event at Queensland Raceway full story
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"We build (software) systems like the Wright brothers built aeroplanes - build the whole thing, push it off the cliff, let it crash, and start all over again." R.M. Graham, 1968
1865 - Capture of Weraroa pā
Governor George Grey led a small force that captured a Pai Mārire (Hauhau) pā at Weraroa, near Waitōtara. The pā had long lost its strategic significance, and its small garrison had seemed willing to surrender. more...
1925 - Te Haahi Rātana registered as church
Founded in 1918 by Tahupōtiki Wiremu Rātana (1873–1939), the religion that bore his name provided hope for many dispossessed Māori and later became a force in Māori politics. more...
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