Does Australia need Tasmania to become a multi-billion-dollar 'Battery of the Nation'? UPDATED
As coal-fired power stations close down, there is a push for the renewables-rich state of Tasmania to become the "Battery of the Nation". The problem is, no one knows who will foot the multi-billion-dollar bill. full story
The Loop: Ukraine shopping centre attack 'act of terrorism', Australia's millennials overtaking boomers and surprise Capitol riot hearing UPDATED
Here's your quick catch-up for this morning's news. full story
A third All Black has been ruled out of this weekend's first test against Ireland after contracting Covid-19 UPDATED
A third All Black has been ruled out of this weekend's first test against Ireland after contracting Covid-19 full story
Quote of the Day
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." Eleanor Roosevelt
1881 - First registered female pharmacist
Elizabeth Robinson of Christchurch was the first woman to register as a pharmacist under a registration system established by the Pharmacy Act 1880. more...
1914 - Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand
The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, and his wife Sophie in Sarajevo on 28 June 1914 eventually led to the outbreak of the First World War. more...
1919 - New Zealand Prime Minister signs Treaty of Versailles
Bill Massey’s was the 17th signature on the treaty, the implementation of which formally ended the war between the Allies and Germany. more...
1920 - Alexander Turnbull Library opens
Alexander Turnbull’s ‘most generous bequest to the people of New Zealand’ was officially opened at the bottom of Bowen St in Wellington. more...
1973 - HMNZS Otago sails for Mururoa test zone
Prime Minister Norman Kirk told the 242 crew of the Otago that their Mururoa mission was an ‘honourable’ one − they were to be ‘silent witness[es] with the power to bring alive the conscience of the world’. more...
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