Tag Archives: New Zealand

december memories / 23

  NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 23rd December, 1953 : The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh began their Australasian tour today with an overwhelming wave of affection fro the people of Auckland. As the Royal Yacht Gothic appeared … Continue reading

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december / 13

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 13th December, 1917 : A German raider, the converted merchantman Wolf, has spent months lurking off the coast of New Zealand since June, destroyed three ships without the authorities ever suspecting her presence. In … Continue reading

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december / 11

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 11th December, 1907 : Fire early yesterday destroyed almost all of New Zealand’s Parliament House in Wellington. Only the NZ Legislative Assembly library, which is built of stone, remains. Much of the rest of … Continue reading

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september / 06

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 6th September, 1965 : The Prime Minister of South Africa, Dr Verwoerd, has unleashed a storm with remarks suggesting that a New Zealand rugby team due to tour in 1967 would not be allowed … Continue reading

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august memories / 07

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 7th August, 1931 : The middle class, especially the family man, will be the chief sufferer in the proposed New Zealand budget, in which no one is likely to escape increased taxation. With the … Continue reading

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may memories / 24

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 24st May, 1960 : An earthquake in Chile yesterday sent waves surging across the Pacific Ocean at 400 miles per hour. Twelve hours later, somewhat depleted from the 5,700-mile trip, a barrage of 10-foot … Continue reading

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april memories / 16

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 16th April, 1932 : At least 200 people were injured last night and early this morning as growing discontent at unemployment boiled over into a wave of riots in Auckland. Shops were damaged and … Continue reading

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march memories / 31

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 31st March, 1932 : There seems to be no end in sight to the rapid decline of the New Zealand economy. A commission on the matter has recommended a cut in expenditure this year … Continue reading

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20/remember

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 20th August, 1937 : The infantile paralysis epidemic that has taken hold in Australia and New Zealand shows no signs of abating. Victoria has been so far the worst affected, although cases have been … Continue reading

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