End of free childcare leads to jump in prices ahead of expected interest rate cut
Consumer prices bounce back from historic plunge, increasing by 1.6 per cent in the September quarter after the Federal Government's free childcare policy comes to an end and petrol prices rise. full story
The Lower North Island and top of the South ... has been shaken by a small quake
The Lower North Island and top of the South ... has been shaken by a small quake full story
How to prepare yourself — and your brain — to face bushfires
Do you know what you would do if you had to face a bushfire? Many people interviewed by researchers after bushfires thought they were prepared. But at the last minute they discovered they weren't. full story
Quote of the Day
"In his private heart, no man much respects himself." Mark Twain
1835 - He Whakaputanga signed by northern chiefs
Thirty-four northern chiefs signed He Whakaputanga (a Declaration of Independence) at a hui called by the British Resident, James Busby. more...
1890 - First Labour Day celebrations
The first Labour Day celebrated the struggle for an eight-hour working day. Parades in the main centres were attended by several thousand trade union members and supporters. more...
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