Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill resigns
After seven years in the top job, Peter O'Neill says recent movements in parliament show a "need for change" as he hands over the country's leadership to Sir Julius Chan. full story
Rotorua Hospital is at capacity today and people are being asked to go to the Emergency Department only if it is a real emergency
Rotorua Hospital is at capacity today and people are being asked to go to the Emergency Department only if it is a real emergency full story
Meet the former state executioner who's cheering for the decline of capital punishment in America
Jerry Givens executed dozens of US inmates by electric chair and lethal injection — and hid his work from his own family. Now he's dedicating his life to ending capital punishment in America. full story
Quote of the Day
"Some people say that I must be a horrible person, but that's not true. I have the heart of a young boy… in a jar on my desk." Steven King
1879 - Parihaka ploughing campaign begins
Under the leadership of Te Whiti and Tohu Kākahi, Parihaka Māori began a ploughing campaign in protest against European settlement on land confiscated from Māori. more...
1926 - Anna Pavlova dances in New Zealand for the first time
The world’s best-known ballerina performed her famed ‘Dying Swan’ and ‘Fairy Doll’ to a full house in His Majesty’s Theatre, Auckland. more...
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