20:32 Christchurch has been shaken by a second "moderate" earthquake tonight. The 3.7 was felt as light shaking throughout the city.

20:12 Police say they've failed to find gunman on the run Joshua Kite despite an armed operation at a house in Kaiwaka north of Auckland.

19:47 Shots were heard this evening as police cordoned off a street in Kaiwaka, north of Auckland, in a major operation.

18:44 Auckland mayoral hopeful Phil Goff has launched his official campaign promising faster, cheaper building consents to construct more homes.

18:42 Police have not yet said if an armed operation north of Auckland is related to wanted gunman Joshua Kite.

Wed, 22 Aug 2012

British-American Tobacco launches offensive against plain packaging cigarettes

Andrew Patterson speaks to British-American Tobacco General Manager Steve Rush about the company's plans to lobby the government against plans to enforce plain-packaging of cigarettes. Health Minister Tony Ryall says the campaign will fall on deaf ears. Rush says the regulations have the ability to impact New Zealand's trade and sets a "disturbing precedent" for other industries. "We believe it will foster the illicit trade, the black market cigarettes, and that will undermine the health agenda that the government is trying to achieve," he said.

Share this audio

Become a fan of RadioLIVE on Facebook and on Twitter.

Post Your Opinion