Two people are dead after a two-vehicle crash in South Taranaki this morning
Two people are dead after a two-vehicle crash in South Taranaki this morning full story
An American wrote a bad review about a Thailand hotel. Months later he was arrested and is being sued for defamation
Wesley Barnes stayed at a Thailand beach resort and posted a bad review online about it. Almost three months later he was arrested for defamation and put in jail. full story
A review has found police were justified in using force to arrest a 16 year old
A review has found police were justified in using force to arrest a 16 year old full story
Quote of the Day
"I went to a general store. They wouldn't let me buy anything specifically." Steve Wright
1923 - First Chatham Cup football final
At Athletic Park, Wellington, Seacliff from Otago defeated Wellington YMCA 4-0 in the first final of the Chatham Cup, which has become New Zealand football’s longest-running and best-known national club competition. more...
1962 - Government watchdog appointed
Sir Guy Powles was New Zealand's first Ombudsman. In a loose translation from Swedish, the word means ‘grievance person’. The office was created to investigate complaints about government departments and other national public sector organisations. more...
1986 - Goods and Services Tax Act introduced
Adding 10 per cent to the cost of most goods and services, GST was a key part of the economic reforms of the fourth Labour government – dubbed ‘Rogernomics’ after Minister of Finance Roger Douglas. more...
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