China tests opening up social credit scores to social media platform WeChat with debt map
The latest tool to be piloted as part of China's Social Credit System pinpoints on the map those deemed "untrustworthy" and blacklisted, all from the palm of their hand. full story
Sydney Water work to replace smelly convict-era sewers splits Darlinghurst
Australia's oldest sewers, which date to the 1850s, are being upgraded — but the "horrific noise" and disruption that comes with replacing the smelly pipes has split residents in several historic Sydney suburbs. full story
New Zealand v India ODI international interrupted by setting sun
Rain, bad light, a wet outfield or even snow has seen play stopped at the cricket in the past, but having to stop because of the sun is a real rarity. full story
Quote of the Day
"Duct tape is like the Force. It has a light side, a dark side, and it holds the universe together" Carl Zwanzig
1865 - British troops invade south Taranaki
Over a thousand troops commanded by Duncan Cameron set out on what was to be the general’s final campaign in New Zealand. more...
1980 - Soviet ambassador expelled
The New Zealand government ordered the Soviet Union‘s ambassador, Vsevolod Sofinsky, to leave the country within 72 hours after he allegedly delivered money to the pro-Soviet Socialist Unity Party. more...
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