Australia is the world's third-largest exporter of CO2 in fossil fuels, report finds
A new report places us third, behind only Russia and Saudi Arabia, for exported fossil fuel emissions. Australia beats major exporters like the USA and Iraq, almost entirely thanks to coal. full story
New Zealand shooting of Sean McKinnon raises tensions and questions in the town of Raglan
Raglan is regarded by some as the 'Byron Bay of New Zealand', but the murder of Australian tourist Sean McKinnon has residents and visitors to this seaside paradise on edge. full story
What does Steve Smith need to do to prove his fitness for next Ashes Test in Leeds?
All eyes are on Steve Smith's recovery from concussion ahead of the third Ashes Test. Before he can torment England again, he will need to pass a battery of medical tests. full story
Quote of the Day
"Everything that can be invented has been invented." Charles H. Duell, Commissioner, US Patent Office, 1899.
1853 - E.G. Wakefield elected to Parliament
The originator of the New Zealand Company was elected to the House of Representatives as the member for Hutt six months after arriving in the colony. He had been quick to lobby for the introduction of responsible government. more...
1944 - Kiwi pilot's sacrifice saves French village
As his damaged Hawker Typhoon fighter-bomber rapidly lost height, Pilot Officer James Stellin struggled to avoid crashing into Saint-Maclou-la-Brière, a village of 370 people. He succeeded, but at the cost of his own life. The villagers gave him a hero’s funeral and have honoured his memory ever since. more...
2012 - Three New Zealand soldiers killed in Afghanistan
At approximately 9:20 p.m. Afghanistan time, a Humvee taking a patrol member to see a doctor at the Romero base in Bamiyan province was destroyed by an improvised explosive device. more...
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