Keen New Year’s revellers may have to travel further afield to enjoy annual festivities as Waikato’s biggest celebration is set to take a sabbatical.
The year was 1995 and there was a war raging in Great Britain. The feud between Blur and Oasis dubbed “The Battle of Britpop” was dividing the nation and British music flagship NME wrote, “Yes, in a week where news leaked that Saddam Hussein was preparing nuclear weapons, everyday folks were still getting slaughtered in Bosnia and Mike Tyson was making his comeback, tabloids and broadsheets alike went Britpop crazy.” Sides had to be picked between the arty kids from the South and the proletarian brothers from the North, and many friendships broke apart
Ann Marie Hall sat next to her husband on the green sofa, trying to talk the gun out of his hands. “You know you can’t kill yourself,” she said.
When Nikita Khrushchev wants to be taken at full seriousness, he does not merely pop off at a diplomatic reception, he solemnly reads what he has to say.Last week, before 15,000 people gathered for a Russian-Polish friendship rally in Moscow's new Sports Palace, Khrushchev opened up what is obviously Russia's winter offensive in foreign policy. In a first hasty reading, the world took him to mean a new hot time in Berlin
Television stars strolled on a red-hot red carpet Sunday afternoon, arriving for the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards, a show producers hope will get a warm reception from TV viewers. It was 83 degrees and sunny outside the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles, where the Emmy show is being held
Forty prison inmates were sent to hospitals, four of them airlifted, after a riot erupted at the California Institution for Men in Chino, a spokesman said. The melee broke out at about 8:30 p.m
Queen Elizabeth II has become a YouTube hit after apparently losing her temper with Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi during a photocall for G-20 leaders. The queen joined the G-20 leaders for an official photo to mark the summit. After the photo is taken, Berlusconi can be heard yelling: “Mr Obama,” at the U.S