19 November

Pike River Mine explosion kills 29

2010 Pike River Mine explosion kills 29

The mine exploded at 3.45 p.m. on Friday 19 November 2010. Twenty-nine of the 31 men underground died immediately or shortly afterwards from the blast or because of the toxic atmosphere this generated. Read more...

Fred Hollows Foundation launched in NZ

1992 Fred Hollows Foundation launched in NZ

The foundation was established in Australia by the Kiwi-born ophthalmologist (eye doctor) to treat eye problems in poorer countries. Within six years 200,000 people had their sight restored through cataract surgery. Read more...