From a cottage in Ireland, Mrs Nolan's great-grandmother had taken this slip of a rose halfway round the world and, in appalling circumstances, had persuaded it to grow
Research for her first novel took Lindsay Hawdon and her two young sons to the Land of the Long White Cloud and its fragrant lavender fields
Exchange rate trends also reveal New Zealand to offer the best value for money for studying abroad as it's now 20% cheaper compared with 2 years ago
New Zealanders chose a new flag design Tuesday that will be put up as a challenger to their current flag in a March vote.
Pavey became the oldest female European athletics champion when she won the 10,000m at last year's European Championships
History will be made in Adelaide with the start of Australia v New Zealand in the first day-night Test. Stephen Brenkley hears the hopes and fears for the future provoked by a different coloured ball
The New Zealand band have made a triumphant return with their fifth studio album Silver Bullets
'I'm amazed about how much I love London'
Any big wing arriving on the scene now is likely to be described as the "English Lomu", or the equivalent in their country
The All Black took the 1995 World Cup by storm and revolutionised his sport the way Don Bradman and Tiger Woods transformed theirs
Günter Younger, the hardened cop who headed the investigation into doping in Russian athletics, tells Matt Majendie that what really shocked him was the blatant indifference to cheating
Two MPs were thrown out of the House and at least twelve others left the chamber
Jake Bailey, head boy at Christchurch Boys’ High School, spoke at the ceremony despite having been diagnosed with Burkitts non-Hodgkinson lymphoma just one week earlier.
England’s strengths lie in a more attritional approach than an ‘all-court game’
For a side with so many huge characters, this was an absolute team triumph