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A jolt this morning for some Cantabrians
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China has confirmed human-to-human transmission of the new coronavirus
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Quote of the Day
"If you were happy every day of your life you wouldn't be a human being, you'd be a game show host." from the Movie ‘Heathers’
1859 - Ice comes to Nelson
Enjoying a cold drink on a hot afternoon was not always as simple as adding ice from the freezer to water from the refrigerator. Once the ice made a much longer journey. more...
1889 - American daredevil parachutes from balloon
‘Professor’ Thomas Baldwin descended by parachute from a balloon floating high above South Dunedin. more...
1944 - New Zealand and Australia sign the Canberra Pact
The Canberra Pact was an undertaking by the two countries to co-operate on international matters, especially in the Pacific. more...
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