19:10 Al Gillespie from Waikato University says even if our troops weren't involved in training Iraqi troops against ISIS, we'd still be a target.

19:09 A 25-year-old Australian detainee deported to New Zealand has been arrested for burglary, the man picked up in Hamilton at lunch time today.

19:08 Doors open at the Vodafone Events Centre in Manukau at 11am tomorrow for Jonah Lomu's special memorial service and celebration of his life.

18:17 Your Pet - With Dr Jess Beer

18:01 Crews plan to attack a fast-moving forestry fire in Wairarapa with all they've got come morning. 7 helicopters attacking it from the air now.

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.

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