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On this day…in 1840

Under the leadership of British statesman Edward G. Wakefield, the first British colonists to New Zealand arrive at Port Nicholson on Auckland Island. In 1642,...

On this day…in 1916

On January 8, 1916, Allied forces stage a full retreat from the shores of the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey, ending a disastrous invasion of...

Sonny Bill ready to help the Kiwis

Sonny Bill Williams says he is ready to help his New Zealand "brothers" defend the rugby league World Cup, despite not being picked in...

On this day…in 1893

With the signing of the Electoral Bill by Governor Lord Glasgow, New Zealand becomes the first country in the world to grant national voting...

Guy finds his house plumbed with beer

It’s every man’s dream property complete with all the mod cons including a kitchen, a bathroom and… beer on tap. That’s what one guy in...

Wet trousers give away fish smuggler

A man’s master plan to smuggle live fish into New Zealand was thwarted after airport officials saw his trousers were dripping wet. If you plan...

On this day…in 1939

At 4:45 a.m., some 1.5 million German troops invade Poland all along its 1,750-mile border with German-controlled territory. Simultaneously, the German Luftwaffe bombed Polish...

11 year old boy has baby with friend’s mother

An 11-year-old Auckland boy has fathered a child with the 36-year-old mother of his school friend. It is understood that both the father and baby...

Tommy Taylors SRU

A Queen retires and a new King takes over the kingdom. Holland celebrated in style the first king to reign in nearly a century. In Afghanistan,...

DVD derek reviews…

After the Lord of The Rings we have the DVD of The Hobbit. This was a beautiful amusing whimsical tale of the Shire. Like the...

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