Sydney school under investigation for locking child with autism in 'sensory room'
An autism awareness advocate calls for schools across the country to ensure they are properly treating children with a disability after revelations a Sydney school is under investigation for installing locks on rooms for students who misbehave. full story
Reassurances Samoa's Covid-19 defences are strong UPDATED
Reassurances Samoa's Covid-19 defences are strong full story
Jupiter and Saturn come together in a 'once in a lifetime' show in the December sky
Celebrate the end of the year with the closest conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn for nearly 400 years and the annual Geminids meteor shower. full story
Quote of the Day
"When I was crossing the border into Canada, they asked if I had any firearms with me. I said, "Well, what do you need?"" Steven Wright
1849 - Death of Te Rauparaha
The formidable Ngāti Toa leader had dominated Te Moana-o-Raukawa - the Cook Strait region - from his base at Kapiti Island for nearly 20 years. more...
1935 - Labour wins power
The 1935 general election has long been seen a defining moment in New Zealand history. Undermined by its failure to cope with the distress of the Depression, the Coalition (‘National’) government was routed by the Labour Party, led by Michael Joseph Savage. more...
1940 - Liner sunk off East Cape
The 16,712-ton New Zealand Shipping Company liner Rangitane was intercepted and sunk 550 km off East Cape, with the loss of 15 lives. more...
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