Orphaned Australian children of killed Islamic State fighter Yasin Rizvic being held in Syrian refugee camp
Three Australian orphans of an Islamic State foreign fighter from Melbourne are being held in a Syrian refugee camp, sparking a delicate diplomatic struggle over their future. full story
Eurovision 2019: UK's Michael Rice has last-place score lowered
The UK's last-placed Eurovision 2019 song drops five points from 16 to 11 following a voting error. It adds insult to injury for entrant Michael Rice, who previously said he always knew he was going to come last "because of Brexit". full story
Hannah Tamaki has a well-used answer to questions about homosexuality
Hannah Tamaki has a well-used answer to questions about homosexuality full story
Quote of the Day
"Are you gonna do something, or are you just gonna stand there and bleed?" from the Movie ‘Tombstone’
1854 - Parliament's first sitting in Auckland
It started with a bang – 21 in fact, fired from the guns at Auckland’s Fort Britomart. Once the smoke cleared, New Zealand’s first Parliament was in business. more...
1943 - Turning point in Battle of the Atlantic
In the Battle of the Atlantic, one of the most important campaigns of the Second World War, 24 May 1943 was a crucial date. Thousands of New Zealanders took part in this long and bitter struggle. more...
1968 - Three die in Īnangahua earthquake
A magnitude 7.1 earthquake centred near Īnangahua Junction, 40 km east of Westport, struck at 5.24 a.m., shaking many people from their beds. more...
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Shula's Lake House
Shula's Lake House is a Bed & Breakfast accommodation on the shores of Lake Rotorua providing all the comforts and relaxation of home with the luxuries of great food and friendly hospitality. Enjoy the quiet, tranquil setting with fabulous panoramic views of Mokoia Island, Mt. Tarawera, and the surrounding hills. Spend your time relaxing on the sandy beach, fishing, kayaking Lake Rotorua and the streams, or just sitting on the deck listening to the birds and waterfowl.
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