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
One of the men wanted for escaping police custody in Levin on Wednesday night, has been found
One of the men wanted for escaping police custody in Levin on Wednesday night, has been found full story
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
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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