Tonight's Lotto draw has resulted in 2 tickets sharing Division One - each now worth $500,000
Tonight's Lotto draw has resulted in 2 tickets sharing Division One - each now worth $500,000 full story
Iraq's Edenic marshlands are drying out again
Hailed by many as the location of the biblical Garden of Eden, the marshlands once covered some 20,000 square kilometres. They were almost completely drained by Saddam Hussein in the 1990s and now, after more than a decade of reflooding efforts, they are full story
The West Auckland Admirals have won game one of the New Zealand Ice Hockey League in Avondale
The West Auckland Admirals have won game one of the New Zealand Ice Hockey League in Avondale 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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