Houston has rallied from a disastrous start to level the NBA western conference playoffs
Houston has rallied from a disastrous start to level the NBA western conference playoffs full story
Environmental scientists search South Pacific islands for five rare bat species
Reminiscent of a scientific expedition from a bygone era, a group of researchers goes island-hopping in Vanuatu and Solomon Islands on the hunt for rare bats and flying foxes, some which haven't been seen since 1907. full story
Canterbury Police are asking for help to find a missing girl
Canterbury Police are asking for help to find a missing girl full story
Quote of the Day
"Build a man a fire, and he`ll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he`ll be warm for the rest of his life." Terry Pratchett, Jingo
1854 - Parliament's first sitting in Auckland
It started with a bang – 21 in fact, fired from the guns at Auckland’s Fort Britomart. Once the smoke cleared, New Zealand’s first Parliament was in business. more...
1943 - Turning point in Battle of the Atlantic
In the Battle of the Atlantic, one of the most important campaigns of the Second World War, 24 May 1943 was a crucial date. Thousands of New Zealanders took part in this long and bitter struggle. more...
1968 - Three die in Īnangahua earthquake
A magnitude 7.1 earthquake centred near Īnangahua Junction, 40 km east of Westport, struck at 5.24 a.m., shaking many people from their beds. more...
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