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Most read stories on hawkesbayt­oday.co.nz 1 Police presence at Stortford Lodge BP after overnight incident

2 Housing NZ ‘ignores’ pleas to evict unruly Hastings tenants

3 National Award for St John’s College

4 Hastings Council to meet to discuss parks plan

5 Cancer survivor tackles Cambodia bike ride


1 What sport was originally known as “Spharistik­e”?

2 Practised for over 5000 years, what is recognised as the world’s oldest religion?

3 What term is given to a fabricated name adopted by an individual and used instead of their given name?

4 What term is given to words that have different spellings and meanings, but are pronounced the same way like berth/birth, mints/ mince?

5 Which television series used the introducti­on “Ten years ago, a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they did not commit”?

Joke of the day

Q: Why was there thunder and lightning in the lab?

A: The scientists were brainstorm­ing!

Bible quote

The Lord knows the thoughts of man, that they are futile. Psalm 94:11


1809: Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, was born in a log cabin in Hardin County, Kentucky. 1973: Operation Homecoming began as the first release of American prisoners of war from the Vietnam conflict took place. 1993: In a crime that shocked and outraged Britons, two 10-year-old boys lured 2-year-old James Bulger from his mother at a shopping mall near Liverpool, England, and beat him to death. 1999: The US Senate voted to acquit President Bill Clinton of perjury and obstructio­n of justice.


● Actor Joe Don Baker is 83.

● Author Judy Blume is 81.

● Actor-talk show host Arsenio Hall is 63.

● Actor Josh Brolin is 51.

● Singer Chynna Phillips is 51.

● Rock musician Jim Creeggan (Barenaked Ladies) is 49.

● Actress Christina Ricci is 39.

● Actress Jennifer Stone is 26.

Quiz Answers

1. Lawn Tennis;

2. Hinduism;

3. Pseudonym;

4. Homonyms;

5. The



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