Mother recovering from 27-year coma that left her with a brain injury
A woman from Abu Dhabi woke from a 27-year coma after being seriously injured in a car accident in 1991, when she tried to protect her four-year-old son, who says he is now "flying with joy". full story
Health research studies to manage a flu pandemic in the UK could be adapted here UPDATED
Health research studies to manage a flu pandemic in the UK could be adapted here full story
The head of the New Zealand Bankers' Association says banks need to be clear when selling customers new products
The head of the New Zealand Bankers' Association says banks need to be clear when selling customers new products full story
Quote of the Day
"A real leader faces the music, even when he doesn't like the tune." Anonymous
1920 - Prince of Wales arrives for New Zealand tour
King George V’s son, Edward, Prince of Wales (who later reigned briefly as Edward VIII), visited New Zealand partly to thank the Dominion for its contribution to the Empire’s war effort. more...
1922 - New Zealand's first poppy day
A total of 245,059 small poppies and 15,157 larger versions were sold, earning £13,166. Of that amount, £3,695 was sent to help war-ravaged areas of northern France; the remainder went to unemployed returned soldiers and their families. more...
1941 - Sinking of the Hellas
Disaster struck during the hurried evacuation of Allied forces from Greece when a large number of civilians and Commonwealth troops, including New Zealanders, were killed while they were boarding the Greek yacht Hellas at the port of Piraeus, near Athens. more...
1951 - First New Zealander killed in battle in Korean War
Kayforce suffered its first fatal battle casualty with the death of Second Lieutenant Dennis Fielden. more...
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