Australia's eyeing more travel deals with neighbouring countries
Australia's eyeing more travel deals with neighbouring countries full story
A man's been taken to hospital after his shirt caught fire while he was using a gas hob
A man's been taken to hospital after his shirt caught fire while he was using a gas hob full story
Don't expect the Northern Mystics to show all their cards when they hit the court tonight
Don't expect the Northern Mystics to show all their cards when they hit the court tonight full story
Quote of the Day
"My advice to you is get married: if you find a good wife you'll be happy; if not, you'll become a philosopher" Socrates
1884 - First royal honour for New Zealand woman
The Royal Red Cross was awarded to Miss Alice Crisp, matron of Auckland Hospital, in a ceremony at Government House, Auckland. more...
1893 - State buys Cheviot Estate
In the 1890s the Liberal government, especially Minister of Lands John McKenzie, were determined to ‘burst up’ large estates for settlement by prospective small farmers, who were among its key supporters. The first property purchased under this policy was the 34,300-ha Cheviot Estate in North Canterbury. more...
1967 - Dave McKenzie wins the Boston Marathon
The 24-year-old McKenzie set a new course record of 2 hours 15 minutes 45 seconds in finishing ahead of American Tom Laris and Yutaka Aoki of Japan. He was the first New Zealander to win the Boston Marathon. more...
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