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02:25
1988: Relive the glorious time when Todd and 16-year-old Charisma took gold again.

Back in the Day: Mark Todd and Charisma win gold at Seoul Olympics

1988: Relive the glorious time when Todd and 16-year-old Charisma took gold again.

01:54
The New Zealand Educational Institute claims it has research showing schools will end up with less money.

Dispute over effect of school funding change

Unions claim a plan to help struggling school students could hurt other children.

01:25
With graffiti out of control in the Auckland suburb, a group of gang members and street kids took it on themselves to clean up the streets.

Back in the Day: Mangere gets a lick of paint

With graffiti out of control in the Auckland suburb, a group of gang members and street kids took it on themselves to clean up the streets.

01:32
1988: After the huge beast visited a farm in Coromandel, a statue of him was made and put on display at Fieldays.

Back in the day: Fibreglass replica of elephant seal Humphrey created

1988: After the huge beast visited a farm in Coromandel, a statue of him was made and put on display at Fieldays.

03:40
1988: Wellingtonians are excited after the latest craze of putting custom number plates catches on.

Back in the Day: Motorists revved up over personalised plates

1988: Wellingtonians are excited after the latest craze of putting custom number plates catches on.

02:36
1999: Traffic delays in Auckland cost Kiwis $750 million a year.

Back in the Day: Aucklanders grapple with gridlock - and it's costing the country

Sound familiar? It's 1999, and traffic delays in Auckland are costing Kiwis around $750 million a year.

01:46
Team NZ dominated Team Dennis Conner's Stars & Stripes 5-0 to win the America's Cup in 1995.

Back in the Day: Sir Peter Blake and Team NZ clinch the America's Cup

Team NZ dominated Team Dennis Conner's Stars & Stripes 5-0 to win the America's Cup in 1995.

02:01
1999: Entrepreneur Sean Morgan launches his online auction site.

Back in the Day: Trade Me makes its debut

In 1999, 'Cyber Entrepreneur' Sam Morgan launched his online auction site.

02:04
1989: Not only does the remarkable little bird have an extra leg, he also eats during the day.

Back in the Day: Three-legged kiwi is discovered on the West Coast

From 1989: Not only does the remarkable little bird have an extra leg, he also eats during the day.

00:57
1996: Telecom issues seven digit numbers to cope with the rise of the Kiwis with mobile phones.

Back in the Day: Kiwis go cellphone crazy forcing Telecom to change numbers

From 1996: Telecom issues seven digit numbers to cope with the rise of the Kiwis with mobile phones.

03:08
1994: Merv Pinny has big aspirations to go from Waikato farmer to pop star.

Back in the Day: Farmer by day, pop singer by night

1994: Merv Pinny has big aspirations to go from Waikato farmer to pop star.

03:30
1991: Furore over “inhuman” fish cocktail served in Wellington bar.

Back in the Day: Would you like a live goldfish with your tequila?

1991: Furore over "inhumane" fish cocktail served in Wellington bar.

01:23
1997: Fire was set at Carisbrook during the test between Sri Lanka and New Zealand.

Back in the Day: Scarfies hijack Test match by setting fire to couches on Carisbrook terrace

In 1997, Dunedin students were not interested in a quiet afternoon at the Test between Sri Lanka and New Zealand.

01:23
1995: An Invercargill lawnmower shop accepts a goat as an old lawnmower trade-in.

Back in the Day: An Invercargill store isn't 'kidding' around with its lawnmower deal

1995: An Invercargill lawnmower shop accepts a goat as an old lawnmower trade-in.

02:43
2000: Team NZ were the first team to successfully defend the Cup outside of the US.

Back in the Day: Team NZ make America's Cup history

In 2000, Team NZ were the first team to successfully defend the Cup outside of the US.

03:09
1988: Hardy Amies praises men's casual fashion style.

Back in the Day: Kiwi men's shorts praised by fashion expert

1988: Hardy Amies praises men's casual fashion style.

03:46
In 1997, a young Bowden gave Paul Holmes a demo on his signalling techniques.

Back in the Day: 'Eccentric' Kiwi umpire Billy Bowden demonstrates his extravagent moves

In 1997, a young Bowden gave Paul Holmes a demo on his signalling techniques.

01:47
2007: The 10-metre colossal squid was caught by a fisherman in the Ross Sea.

Back in the Day: NZ fisherman lands giant squid

Flashback to this day in 2007: The 10-metre colossal squid was caught by a fisherman in the Ross Sea.

06:18
1990: The Pogues talked to the host about their tour in New Zealand.

Back in the Day: Paul Holmes helps The Pogues sing Danny Boy live on air

In 1990, The Pogues talked to Paul about their tour in New Zealand.

02:31
35 years ago today was the event that sent Anzac relations into the ditch; the infamous underarm delivery from Trevor Chappell to Brian McKechnie at the MCG.

Back in the Day: Underarm delivery the ultimate Trans-Tasman transgression

Thirty-five years ago today, Anzac relations went into the ditch with the infamous underarm from Trevor Chappell to Brian McKechnie at the MCG.

01:00
1998: Blast from the past- Mike McRoberts reported live from the names of the Black Caps.

Back in the Day: Cricket New Zealand reveal new name for men's team

1998: Blast from the past - Mike McRoberts reported live from the unveiling of the new name.

00:47
1962: Snell broke the record at Cooks Gardens, Wanganui.

Back in the Day: The moment Peter Snell breaks world mile record in Wanganui

Relive the moment in 1962 when Snell broke the record at Cooks Gardens, Wanganui.

01:27
1994: It was Wellington Anniversary’s big day at the Trentham raceway.

Back in the Day: Rachel Hunter and Rod Stewart bring the glam to Cup Day

1994: It was Wellington Anniversary's big day at Trentham, and the stars didn't come bigger than this.

02:11
In 1988, this was a very sad day for those who cared about one of Auckland's landmark buildings.

Back in the Day: Thousands of petition names fail to save His Majesty's Theatre

In 1988, this was a very sad day for those who cared about one of Auckland's landmark buildings.

01:24
Prime Minister Robert Muldoon attends the New Year's Day Auckland Cup at Ellerslie in 1983.

Back in the Day: Rob Muldoon kicks off the new year at the races

Prime Minister Robert Muldoon attends the New Year's Day Auckland Cup at Ellerslie in 1983.

00:49
In December 1988 a revamped look for police cars was revealed.

Back in the Day: New look cop cars with go-faster stripes hit the road

In December 1988 a revamped look for police cars was revealed.

01:14
The stockmarket crash of 1987 didn't stop Kiwis from hitting the shops.

Back in the Day: How Aucklanders got ready for Christmas in 1987

The stockmarket crash of 1987 didn't stop Kiwis from hitting the shops.

02:38
1987: Even with a good album behind them, things weren't easy overseas for the well-known Kiwi band.

Back in the Day: The Chills return from their UK and Europe tour

1987: Even with a good album behind them, things weren't easy overseas for the well-known Kiwi band.

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