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It was a good time to look up, back in April 1986.
Last minute seat change saved teen after Xmas Eve lahar sparked our worst rail disaster.
Pre-debate bomb threat didn't rattle quick-witted PM at anti-nukes debate.
"Thanks, boys. Can you bugger off now?", late cricketer Martin Crowe told invading fans.
The necessity of their cause gave them courage in 'visceral confrontation', activist says.
More than 180 New Zealanders recognised in New Year honours.
Five-year-old was minutes from death as dad struggled to keep both above water.
Presents aren't everything, says mum, but for kids "it does make Christmas more magical".
International effort underway to "restore identity" of remains, and find relatives.
Barry Kay has always ordered using a handwritten note when doing the family takeaway run.