JAN 23: After months of investigations and negotiations, C. and A. Odlin Ltd. has confirmed a proposal to export wood chips to Japan from Port Chalmers. The first chip shipment is scheduled to leave the port in January 1977.
June 5, LONDON: Britons, still shivering from icy winds and snowstorms that heralded the start of June, got more unwelcome weather news yesterday - things may get worse in the next few decades.
June 10: A new geriatric home-hospital complex for the Little Sisters of the Poor will be built on a 3-acre site at Brockville at a cost in excess of $2 million.
November 1: Salvoes of rockets that soared across Clyde Street last night, between University College and flats, including Austen Court opposite indicated a return to the potentially hazardous situation which prevailed there last year, just before November 5.
May, 25: Government approval in principal for one of the largest development proposals undertaken in New Zealand - a $340 million scheme to install six hydro-electricity dams on the Clutha and Kawarau Rivers - was announced by the Minister of Works and Development, the Hon H. Watt in Cromwell yesterday.
September 2, WELLINGTON: The Prime Minister, the Rt Hon Norman Eric Kirk, who died on Saturday night, will be buried alongside his parents in the family plot at the inland South Canterbury town of Waimate, where he was born 51 years ago.
August 10, WASHINGTON: The turbulent Presidency of Richard Nixon ended today with the President flying to retirement in California and the inauguration of Vice-President Gerald Ford as the thirty-eighth chief executive of the United States.
JUN 5: In a multi-million-dollar buying spree, Dominion Breweries Ltd., of Auckland, has gained control of more than half the hotels in Otago and Southland.
JUN 17: WELLINGTON: The Minister of Defence, the Hon D.S. Thomson, ended speculation about the future of school cadet forces when he announced at the annual conference of the R.S.A. yesterday that the scheme would be scrapped at the end of this year.
NOV 4: MELBOURNE: Mr E. C. S. Falconer, the veteran Dunedin breeder, who claims he has never bred a loser, yesterday won the richest race in the southern hemisphere - the Melbourne Cup.
MAY 8: Several hundred University of Otago students watched in near silence yesterday as a kerosene-soaked effigy of President Richard Nixon, swinging from a gibbet, was burned in protest against American military intervention in Cambodia.
JUN 23: AUCKLAND: Police fear for the safety of the parents of a starving baby who was found in a blood-spattered farm house at Pukekawa, about 35 miles southeast of Auckland, yesterday afternoon.
6 September, WELLINGTON: About nine years of informal and formal negotiations between the New Zealand Government and Comalco Industries of Australia were brought to a climax here yesterday when an agreement was signed for the construction of a planned $100 million aluminium smelter at Bluff.
July 22, HOUSTON: United States astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin opened the hatch of their landing craft Eagle at 2.39 p.m. New Zealand time yesterday, six hours and 21 minutes after a perfect touchdown in the moon's Sea of Tranquillity. Seventeen minutes later Armstrong became the first man to set foot on the moon.
August 18, NEW YORK: More than 300,000 people were wandering in a sea of mud, sickness and drugs yesterday at a hippie-style music and art festival as officials awaited permission to declare the festival site at White Lake, New York, a disaster area.
FEB 15: In their efforts to win high quality roading metal, contractors have lopped a shoulder off Saddle Hill and given it a rather maimed appearance. As they continue, the hill is constantly changing its shape, and it certainly seems headed for "decapitation".
JUNE 27: Any doubt that Dunedin teenagers would flock to welcome the Beatles was answered yesterday when 2,000 screaming youngsters broke police cordons and barricades outside the City Hotel in efforts to reach their idols.
FEB 5: Deep Cove: The biggest contracting job in New Zealand was started yesterday at Deep Cove when the Prime Minister, the Rt Hon K.J. Holyoake, fired the first shot in the tailrace tunnel...
FEB 6: A shark attacked and fatally injured a Dunedin law student, Leslie Francis Jordan (19), at the St Clair Beach about 7.30 a.m. yesterday.