Virginia rally shows what happens when the US tries to pass gun control laws
Thousands of gun rights activists carry weapons through the streets of Richmond in protest against new control measures, widening America's political division over the issue. full story
What is a coronavirus and why is a new virus strain making people in China so sick?
Here is what we know about the novel coronavirus, or 2019-nCoV, that has infected hundreds of people in China, and how worried you should be. full story
Auckland's ASB Classic men's champion has crashed out in the first round at the Australian tennis Open in Melbourne
Auckland's ASB Classic men's champion has crashed out in the first round at the Australian tennis Open in Melbourne full story
Quote of the Day
"It's kind of fun to do the impossible." Walt Disney
1859 - Ice comes to Nelson
Enjoying a cold drink on a hot afternoon was not always as simple as adding ice from the freezer to water from the refrigerator. Once the ice made a much longer journey. more...
1889 - American daredevil parachutes from balloon
‘Professor’ Thomas Baldwin descended by parachute from a balloon floating high above South Dunedin. more...
1944 - New Zealand and Australia sign the Canberra Pact
The Canberra Pact was an undertaking by the two countries to co-operate on international matters, especially in the Pacific. more...
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