Italy bridge collapse: Here's what engineers think might have gone wrong
A huge rescue effort is underway in the Italian city of Genoa after a major motorway bridge collapse. We've looked at what experts say might have caused it to happen. full story
Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul with a voice that influenced a generation of singers, dies aged 76
Franklin, known for her powerful voice and for many hits, including Respect and (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, dies aged 76. full story
A steel company has been fined more than half-a-million dollars for making false and misleading claims about one of its steel mesh products
A steel company has been fined more than half-a-million dollars for making false and misleading claims about one of its steel mesh products full story
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"Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is the probable reason why so few engage in it." Henry Ford
1839 - New Zealand Company ship Tory arrives
The sailing ship Tory dropped anchor in Queen Charlotte Sound to pick up fresh water, food and wood before proceeding to Port Nicholson (Wellington Harbour). more...
1942 - Attack on the Nino Bixio
118 New Zealand prisoners of war died when the Italian transport ship Nino Bixio was torpedoed by a British submarine in the Mediterranean. more...
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Slabjacking NZ Ltd
Raising the expectations of building foundation repair, Slabjacking NZ are industry pioneers.created three years ago to restore broken houses in the Christchurch earthquake, we have since designed a brand new low impact system to efficiently and effectively level and repair houses at their foundations.If you are in need of a best building foundation repair experts, look no further than Slabjacking NZ.
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