Donald Trump was too busy to buy Melania a birthday gift this week. Here's what he got up to
Donald Trump's full schedule saw him meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron, tweeting with Kanye West, dealing with the "crazy Stormy Daniels" situation, and dialling into Fox and Friends. full story
Banking royal commission: Lax lending by banks could see our debt problem come crashing down
Revelations at the banking royal commission show how far lending standards have fallen and how little financial regulators have done about it, write Therese Wilson and Gill North. full story
Korea talks: What does China have to gain or lose from a potentially reunified Korean Peninsula?
Peace and denuclearisation will be on the agenda at the inter-Korean summit this Friday, but what does China have to gain out of the meeting? full story
Quote of the Day
"Reality continues to ruin my life." Calvin & Hobbes
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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