China's 'artificial sun' reaches 100 million degrees Celsius marking milestone for nuclear fusion
Chinese nuclear scientists reach an important milestone in the global quest to harness energy from nuclear fusion, heating plasma in a tokomak device to a temperature more than six times hotter than the core of the sun. full story
Summer is coming and hot spots like Mount Maunganui are preparing for the annual influx of visitors...but it's not good news for everyone
Summer is coming and hot spots like Mount Maunganui are preparing for the annual influx of visitors...but it's not good news for everyone full story
Police are investigating the unexplained death of a three-month-old baby in Porirua on Tuesday night
Police are investigating the unexplained death of a three-month-old baby in Porirua on Tuesday night full story
Quote of the Day
"Coffee. Black as hell, strong as death, sweet as love." Turkish Proverb
1840 - New Zealand officially becomes British colony
New Zealand became a separate colony of the United Kingdom. North, South and Stewart islands were to be known respectively as the provinces of New Ulster, New Munster and New Leinster. more...
1869 - Hamiora Pere executed for treason
Hamiora Pere was hanged at the Terrace Gaol, Wellington. He is the only New Zealander to have been executed after being convicted of treason. more...
1916 - First conscription ballot
The Military Service Act passed on 1 August 1916 had made all healthy New Zealand men of military age (20 to 45) liable for active service overseas. more...
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