Cassowary that killed Florida man to be auctioned off after owner found dead near its pen
An animal auction of a dead Florida man's estate will see a number of exotic animals sold off, including lemurs, macaws and marmosets, but one big-ticket item stands out: the cassowary that killed him. full story
The number of Chinese tourists visiting New Zealand has dropped by six percent, or around 14-thousand people - in the past six months
The number of Chinese tourists visiting New Zealand has dropped by six percent, or around 14-thousand people - in the past six months full story
Sri Lankan officials have revised the death toll from the Easter Sunday bombings down by about 100
Sri Lankan officials have revised the death toll from the Easter Sunday bombings down by about 100 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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