The Ashes third Test at Headingley, Leeds: Day four live blog
Australia needs six wickets to claim victory in the third Test — and with it, retain the Ashes — but England is still dreaming of the impossible. Follow all the action in our live blog. full story
Nauru President Baron Waqa loses bid for re-election
Baron Waqa loses the fight to retain his seat in his constituency in the national election, having seen his Government accused of artificially boosting its support by granting citizenship to Chinese nationals. full story
MetService has issued snow warnings for several South Island passes
MetService has issued snow warnings for several South Island passes full story
Quote of the Day
"There's a fine line between fishing and standing on the shore looking like an idiot." Steve Wright
1866 - Telegraph line laid across Cook Strait
After two bungled attempts and near disaster at sea, the installation of the first communications cable between the North and South Islands of New Zealand was completed. A simple copper telegraph cable was laid on the sea floor from Whites Bay, north of Blenheim, to Lyall Bay on Wellington’s south coast. more...
1894 - Death of second Māori King
Tāwhiao had led his people through the traumatic period during and after the wars of the 1860s. He was succeeded by his son Mahuta. more...
1911 - New Zealand Coat of Arms warranted
On this day King George V signed the Royal Warrant assigning the first New Zealand Coat of Arms. The Warrant was published in the New Zealand Gazette on 11 January 1912. more...
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