Pregnant wife of Sri Lanka bomber detonates suicide vest, killing children and police
Two sons of a wealthy spice merchant are thought to have masterminded the Sri Lankan terror attacks. When police raided their home in Colombo, one of the brothers' wives detonated a suicide vest, killing her unborn child and two other children, along with full story
It's been a hectic and fatal day on the roads this Anzac day
It's been a hectic and fatal day on the roads this Anzac day full story
A driver's in a serious condition, after fleeing from Bay of Plenty police
A driver's in a serious condition, after fleeing from Bay of Plenty police full story
Quote of the Day
"Bore. A person who talks when you wish him to listen." Ambrose Bierce 1842-1914
1943 - New Zealand ship torpedoed in Tasman Sea
Like many New Zealand merchant ships, the Union Steam Ship Company freighter Limerick undertook military missions during the Second World War, carrying munitions, food and equipment between New Zealand, Australia, North America and the Middle East. more...
1945 - Death of John Mulgan
At the time of his suicide in Cairo, many New Zealanders knew little of the Christchurch-born author of Man alone more...
2005 - Civil unions come into effect
Couples − heterosexual or homosexual − were now able to register their relationship as a civil union. All couples in New Zealand, whether married, in a civil union, or in a de facto partnership now had equal legal rights and obligations. more...
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