The Verve's Richard Ashcroft gets royalties to Bitter Sweet Symphony after row with The Rolling Stones
The 90s classic never made British band The Verve much money because they had sampled a Rolling Stones song. Now, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards have signed over their rights. full story
Nancy Pelosi speech manipulated to make her appear 'drunk' does not violate Facebook rules
Doctored footage of the US House Speaker has been deemed "false" by Facebook fact-checkers but it will only be demoted from the News Feed, rather than being pulled from the platform. full story
'You're unallocated!' Making sense of the corporate euphemisms used to mask bad news
Kate pored over 78,000 conference call transcripts to learn about the language companies use to hide bad news. From "selective separation" to "commodity headwinds", she decodes the worst offenders. full story
Quote of the Day
"Are you gonna do something, or are you just gonna stand there and bleed?" from the Movie ‘Tombstone’
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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Shula's Lake House
Shula's Lake House is a Bed & Breakfast accommodation on the shores of Lake Rotorua providing all the comforts and relaxation of home with the luxuries of great food and friendly hospitality. Enjoy the quiet, tranquil setting with fabulous panoramic views of Mokoia Island, Mt. Tarawera, and the surrounding hills. Spend your time relaxing on the sandy beach, fishing, kayaking Lake Rotorua and the streams, or just sitting on the deck listening to the birds and waterfowl.
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