First winter snowfall in New Zealand

Saturday, June 4, 2005 Overnight Friday a Southerly storm brought snow to both the Southern Alps and the central North Island mountains of New Zealand for the first time this year, closing major roads and stranding travellers at the start of the Queens Birthday holiday weekend. Police and the AA urged motorists to drive with …

Indonesian anti-corruption chief convicted of murder

Friday, February 12, 2010 An Indonesian court has convicted the former head of the country’s anti-corruption agency of murder. The prosecution of Antasari Azhar and three others has been controversial, with some fearing the so-called “Judicial Mafia” played a role. The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) already saw a proven plot to discredit it and frame …

Health &Amp; Beauty Skincare Tips For The Summer}

Read An Opinion On: Tenderconsulting Website Health & Beauty – Skincare Tips For The Summer by Hazel Blackthorne With the summer months approaching and as the warm sunny weather will soon be upon us it will be time to take off those winter layers and start catching a few sun rays. Whether, you are staying …

New Zealand meteorologist Auer dies

Monday, June 11, 2007 New Zealand Meteorologist Augie Auer has died, suffering a heart attack while dining with family members in Melbourne. He was on holiday celebrating his 67th birthday and 35th wedding anniversary with wife Susan and family. Auer was chief meteorologist at the MetService from 1990 until 1998, when Professor Auer became TV3’s …

Feverfew compound gets at leukemia roots

Wednesday, February 23, 2005A compound in the common daisy-like plant feverfew kills human leukemia stem cells and could form the basis for newer, more effective drugs for the disease. American researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York say that it could take months to develop a useable drug from the compound, …

Scottish artist Alan Davie dies at age 93

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 The death of Scottish artist Alan Davie was announced on Sunday. Davie, 93, was known for his colourful abstract paintings. Davie’s career also saw turns as a jeweler, a jazz musician, a lecturer, and a poet. Born in Grangemouth, near Falkirk, in 1920, he studied painting from 1938 to 40 at …

Two nuclear submarines collide in the Atlantic Ocean

Wednesday, February 18, 2009 The Nuclear ballistic missile submarines Triomphant, from France, and HMS Vanguard, of the British Royal Navy, collided deep under the middle of the Atlantic Ocean in the middle of the night between February 3 and 4, despite both vessels being equipped with sonar. The collision caused damage to both vessels but …

UK Home Secretary announces ID card pilot launch

Wednesday, May 6, 2009 U.K. Home Secretary Jacqui Smith has announced a voluntary pilot scheme for identity cards. Greater Manchester has been chosen for the pilot and passport holders over sixteen will be able to submit applications for the card at post offices and pharmacies. A number of other high street retailers are negotiating with …