Coronavirus update: Boris Johnson out of intensive care, US unemployment surges, Australians warned to stay at home over Easter
Boris Johnson is said to be "in good spirits", more than 16 million Americans lose their jobs as Wall Street surges, and Australians are warned to stay at home this Easter. full story
Auf wiedersehen Lufthansa!
Auf wiedersehen Lufthansa! full story
Warriors backrower Tohu Harris is willing to resume playing out of Australia on one condition
Warriors backrower Tohu Harris is willing to resume playing out of Australia on one condition full story
Quote of the Day
"We're fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance." unknown
1919 - New Zealand votes for prohibition – until soldiers’ votes are counted
A special liquor referendum initially gave prohibition a majority of 13,000 over continuance (the status quo), raising the hopes of those who had for decades campaigned against the manufacture and sale of alcohol. more...
1968 - Wahine wrecked in Wellington Harbour
The sinking of the Lyttelton–Wellington ferry Wahine is New Zealand’s worst modern maritime disaster. Fifty-one people lost their lives that day, another died several weeks later and a 53rd victim died in 1990 from injuries sustained in the wreck. more...
1973 - Labour government cancels Springbok rugby tour
Following police warnings of civil strife, Prime Minister Norman Kirk informed the New Zealand Rugby Football Union that the government saw ‘no alternative’ to a 'postponement' of the planned tour by the South African Springboks. more...
1984 - Susan Devoy wins British Open squash tournament
In 1984, Susan Devoy became the first New Zealander to win the women’s title at the prestigious British Open squash tournament, the ‘Wimbledon of Squash’. more...
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