Israel-Gaza war updates: Israel and Hamas meet hostage deal requirements as temporary truce enters fifth day — as it happened
The Israel-Hamas truce in the Gaza Strip has entered its fifth day as the two sides completed the release of Israeli hostages and detained Palestinians Monday. full story
Lower Hutt's mayor is calling for urgent reform of managing the region's water
Lower Hutt's mayor is calling for urgent reform of managing the region's water full story
Waikato Police are responding to a crash on State Highway 1 in Karapiro
Waikato Police are responding to a crash on State Highway 1 in Karapiro full story
Quote of the Day
"Si les triangles faisaient un Dieu, ils lui donneraient trois cotes. If triangles created a god, they would give him three sides." Montesquieu, Charles, Baron de (1689-1755)
1893 - Women vote in first general election
New Zealand women went to the polls for the first time, just 10 weeks after the governor signed the Electoral Act 1893, making this country the first in in which women had the right to vote in parliamentary elections. more...
1953 - New Zealand's first family planning clinic opens
New Zealand’s first family planning clinic opened above a garage in Remuera, Auckland. more...
1979 - 257 killed on Mt Erebus
On the morning of 28 November 1979, Air New Zealand Flight TE901 left Auckland for an 11-hour return sightseeing flight to Antarctica. At 12.49 p.m. (New Zealand Standard Time), the aircraft crashed into the lower slopes of Mt Erebus, killing all 257 passengers and crew. more...
2008 - Air New Zealand A320 crashes in France
An Air NZ Airbus A320 crashed off the coast of France. All seven people on board, including five New Zealanders, were killed. It was 29 years to the day since Air NZ Flight TE901 had crashed in Antarctica, killing all 257 on board more...
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