Meat and dairy guidelines have changed. What and how much should we now eat?
New guidelines recommended full-fat dairy, more eggs and less meat. But what about the other key food groups? full story
Refugees living in fear as alleged foreign spy network infiltrates Australian suburbs
Revelations alleged African axe murderers were living secretly in Australia rocked the dying days of the federal election. What it triggered was the unearthing of an alleged shadowy network of spies and their efforts to silence dissent. full story
Three people are being sought by police after a 70-year-old man was bashed and carjacked in Hastings
Three people are being sought by police after a 70-year-old man was bashed and carjacked in Hastings full story
Quote of the Day
"There's a fine line between fishing and standing on the shore looking like an idiot." Steve Wright
1916 - New Zealand soldier executed
After being found guilty of desertion, 28-year-old Private Frank Hughes was killed by a firing squad in Hallencourt, northern France. He was the first New Zealand soldier executed during the First World War. more...
1920 - First flight across Cook Strait
Captain Euan Dickson completed the first air crossing of Cook Strait, flying a 110-hp Le Rhone Avro from Christchurch to Upper Hutt and carrying the first air mail between the South and North Islands. more...
1948 - Killer twister hits Frankton
Three people were killed, 80 injured and about 150 buildings destroyed or badly damaged by New Zealand’s deadliest recorded tornado. The damage was estimated at more than £1 million (equivalent to about $75 million today). more...
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