'We've been warned': Swelling Northern Hemisphere heatwaves bring unprecedented fires
Firefighters in Sweden and California are dealing with record bushfires on the back of a sweltering northern summer, with foreign reinforcements being brought in to assist overwhelmed local authorities. Those on the ground say changes need to be made to a full story
A boxer remains in a critical condition in Auckland city Hospital this morning after being knocked out during training
A boxer remains in a critical condition in Auckland city Hospital this morning after being knocked out during training full story
The man who's formed the second row in nearly 50 tests with Brodie Retallick is praising his return to the All Blacks after 11 months away UPDATED
The man who's formed the second row in nearly 50 tests with Brodie Retallick is praising his return to the All Blacks after 11 months away full story
Quote of the Day
"If a man speaks in the forest and there is no woman to hear him, is he still wrong?"
1853 - E.G. Wakefield elected to Parliament
The originator of the New Zealand Company was elected to the House of Representatives as the member for Hutt six months after arriving in the colony. He had been quick to lobby for the introduction of responsible government. more...
1944 - Kiwi pilot's sacrifice saves French village
As his damaged Hawker Typhoon fighter-bomber rapidly lost height, Pilot Officer James Stellin struggled to avoid crashing into Saint-Maclou-la-Brière, a village of 370 people. He succeeded, but at the cost of his own life. The villagers gave him a hero’s funeral and have honoured his memory ever since. more...
2012 - Three New Zealand soldiers killed in Afghanistan
At approximately 9:20 p.m. Afghanistan time, a Humvee taking a patrol member to see a doctor at the Romero base in Bamiyan province was destroyed by an improvised explosive device. more...
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