Justin Thomas has immediately turned his attention to golf's Tour Championship in Georgia
Justin Thomas has immediately turned his attention to golf's Tour Championship in Georgia full story
Hong Kong protesters defy ban to return in huge numbers for peaceful rally
Following weeks of violent clashes with police, a sea of Hongkongers marches through the streets in one of the biggest rallies the territory has seen so far. full story
Australia is the world's third-largest exporter of CO2 in fossil fuels, report finds
When fossil fuels are measured in terms of the amount of CO2 they emit, Australia is the worlds third-largest exporter behind Russia and Saudi Arabia, according to a new report from the Australia Institute. 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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