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  •   Home > News >  Subscribe to NZCity's Living & Travel articles  Living & Travel
    The platinum-group metals in your car come from ancient meteorites that bombarded young Earth
     19 August 2019
    Not many of us know that the origins of a contraption in our cars' exhaust pipes are bedded in one of the most violent chapters of Earth's history: when our young planet was under intense bombardment by huge asteroids.
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    China's military is stronger than ever, so why does it still need the humble yak?
    18 Aug: China's military is swiftly catching up to the technological prowess of the United States and Russia, but across the country's far-flung mountainous borders, soldiers still ride yaks to patrol the region's punishing terrain.... more
    Consistency remains the catchcry for the Warriors ahead of facing one of the NRL's top sides this afternoon
    18 Aug: Consistency remains the catchcry for the Warriors ahead of facing one of the NRL's top sides this afternoon... more
    A plane has been evacuated at Auckland Airport after the flight deck began filling with smoke
    18 Aug: A plane has been evacuated at Auckland Airport after the flight deck began filling with smoke... more
    Otago's first Ranfurly Shield defence in the Mitre 10 Cup has been a successful one
    18 Aug: Otago's first Ranfurly Shield defence in the Mitre 10 Cup has been a successful one... more
    A single Lotto ticket is now worth $12,250,000 - winning Powerball and a 1/4-share of Division One in tonight's draw
    17 Aug: A single Lotto ticket is now worth $12,250,000 - winning Powerball and a 1/4-share of Division One in tonight's draw... more
    Rugby fans heading to the trans-Tasman clashes in Auckland tonight are being warmed up with pre-match entertainment
    17 Aug: Rugby fans heading to the trans-Tasman clashes in Auckland tonight are being warmed up with pre-match entertainment... more
    There's no sign of the cruise boom tapering off - with the year-to-June seeing the biggest increase of spending ever recorded
    17 Aug: There's no sign of the cruise boom tapering off - with the year-to-June seeing the biggest increase of spending ever recorded... more
    A track fault's hit Auckland's train network - cancelling or delaying services across the network
    16 Aug: A track fault's hit Auckland's train network - cancelling or delaying services across the network... more
    Cruise ship spending is full steam ahead
    16 Aug: Cruise ship spending is full steam ahead... more

     Most Popular Recent Living & Travel News
     02 Aug: The runway at Auckland Airport is closed and passengers are reporting departing flights are delayed +++++++++++++++
     04 Aug: A former All Blacks coach believes Sir Brian Lochore's longstanding involvement and stature in New Zealand Rugby is almost incomparable +++++++
     10 Aug: Aucklanders may soon be able to see more of their waterfront up close +++++
     25 Jul: Praise for honest Northlanders who returned 800 airborne dollars +++++
     27 Jul: Two days after Air NZ launched huge cheap flights promotion, JetStar jumps on bandwagon +++++
     21 Jul: All British Airways flights to Cairo have been cancelled for a week due to security concerns +++++
     29 Jul: A housing expert says shoebox-sized apartments aren't reflective of Auckland's housing market ++++


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