100 Years Ago

Desire for keener interest in life-saving

Desire for keener interest in life-saving

The annual report of the Pacific Surf Bathing Club states that the weather conditions during the summer materially affected surf bathing generally.

War relief fundraising a joint effort

War relief fundraising a joint effort

A great combined effort was made in Dunedin yesterday afternoon to raise a sum of money for the British and Belgian Relief fund.

Foreigners and the dominion

Foreigners and the dominion

WELLINGTON (October 20): The Minister of Defence was asked this afternoon whether he would take immediate steps to cause all foreigners in the dominion to report themselves to the authorities at once.

Experience of Samoa

Experience of Samoa

A member of the advance party of the Expeditionary Force now in Samoa, under date September 30, writes to his parents in Wellington of his experiences of garrison life in the Pacific.

The fall of Antwerp

The fall of Antwerp

The week through which we have just passed opened with the news of the fall of Antwerp, an event of moral rather than of military significance, and an incident regrettable upon sentimental more largely than upon strategical grounds.

Belgian Army vastly overwhelmed

Belgian Army vastly overwhelmed

The grim field-marshal at the War Office was nearly guilty of a very bad break yesterday afternoon (wrote the London correspondent of the Sydney Sun on August 28).

Mail steamer brings war news

Mail steamer brings war news

Wellington (October 15): The first detailed accounts of the bombardment of Papeete by the German cruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau were brought to New Zealand by the San Francisco mail steamer Maitai, which arrived in the harbour late last night and berthed this morning.

The newfangled problem of phone bills

The newfangled problem of phone bills

The advantages and the great utility of the telephone to the business man and his dependence on that ready instrument have been frequently extolled and the fertile brain of its inventor has now drawn down the thanks of more than one generation of users.

The battle on Aisne

The battle on Aisne

The battle on the Aisne has lasted now for nearly a month, and, failing some movement of which there is no sign as yet, may last for some days yet, on account alike of the extent of country over which the fight is raging and of the number of troops engaged.

Maori war letter read in Parliament

Maori war letter read in Parliament

An interesting letter, showing the sterling quality of the patriotism of the Native population in the Gisborne district, was read in the House of Representatives last night.

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