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The Rakaia Bridge in Canterbury has reopened following a serious two-vehicle crash late this morning
The Rakaia Bridge in Canterbury has reopened following a serious two-vehicle crash late this morning full story
Detained Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor face 'nightmare' interrogation in China
Two Canadians detained on December 10 face a tense period of interrogation, a former ambassador to the country says, with experts claiming they have been taken "hostage" by Beijing in retaliation to the arrest of a key Huawei executive. full story
Donald Trump picks Mick Mulvaney as acting White House chief of staff
US President Donald Trump picks budget director Mick Mulvaney to be his acting chief of staff, ending a chaotic search in which several top contenders took themselves out of the running for the job. full story
Quote of the Day
"Most writers regard truth as their most valuable possession, and therefore are most economical in its use." Mark Twain
1915 - The evacuation of Gallipoli begins
In a well-planned operation which contrasted sharply with those mounted earlier in the campaign, the troops were successfully withdrawn between 15 and 20 December. more...
1944 - Poll tax on Chinese immigrants abolished
The Finance Act (No. 3) abolished the poll tax introduced in 1881, which was described by Minister of Finance Walter Nash as a 'blot on our legislation'. more...
1951 - Belmont viaduct blown up
The 38-m-high railway viaduct, near Johnsonville, Wellington, was built in 1885 and had not been used since 1937. It was demolished by army engineers as a training exercise. more...
1995 - OMC release ‘How Bizarre’
It may have been the mariachi trumpets, the gently rapped lyrics or that ‘making-me-crazy’ chorus, but whatever the cause, ‘How Bizarre’ by the south Auckland group Otara Millionaires Club (OMC) went on to become one of the most successful songs ever recorded in New Zealand. more...
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