Iraq's Edenic marshlands are drying out again
Hailed by many as the location of the biblical Garden of Eden, the marshlands once covered some 20,000 square kilometres. They were almost completely drained by Saddam Hussein in the 1990s and now, after more than a decade of reflooding efforts, they are full story
Kiwi golfer Danny Lee faces an uphill battle if he's to make a dent at the latest PGA Tour event in Indianapolis
Kiwi golfer Danny Lee faces an uphill battle if he's to make a dent at the latest PGA Tour event in Indianapolis full story
Refugee advocates say Christchurch offers a place of common ground for refugees
Refugee advocates say Christchurch offers a place of common ground for refugees full story
Quote of the Day
"You can have it in any color you like, as long as it’s black" Henry Ford on the Model ‘T’ Ford
1892 - First women's cycling club in Australasia formed
Soon after the development of the modern bicycle, Australasia's first women's cycling club opened in Christchurch. more...
1910 - Champion rower Dick Arnst wins race on Zambezi River
Former top cyclist Dick Arnst had become world sculling champion in 1908. After two successful title defences at home, the muscular Arnst raced in a more exotic setting – on the Zambezi River. more...
1955 - 20-year-old hanged for murder
Edward Te Whiu was one of the last four people executed in New Zealand. He admitted to killing 75-year-old widow Florence Smith, but his underprivileged background and childlike mental state led some to question the appropriateness of the death penalty. more...
1971 - Deadline for Vietnam pull-out announced
Prime Minister Keith Holyoake’s statement in Parliament that New Zealand’s combat force would be withdrawn before the end of the year coincided with a similar announcement by the Australian government. more...
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Wallace Court Motel
The Wallace Court Motel is the convenient place to stay in Wellington for your personal and business accommodation requirements or for your visit to the capital while holidaying or travelling in New Zealand. Close to Wellington and Private Hospitals, Massey University, Airport, Wellington Zoo and more. Idealy situated to allow for easy trips to Wellington's main attractions like Te Papa and the Westpac Trust Stadium.
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