22:46 A report has found faulty equipment & the crew's "inability to control the aircraft" caused an AirAsia A320 to crash into the Java Sea last year.

22:11 6 boys aged 10-13 have been killed in Turkey after a fire caused by a suspected electrical fault engulfed the dormitory of their religious school.

20:44 An oil spill in Whangarei Harbour appears to have stemmed from a system failure aboard a cargo ship. It will be monitored overnight.

20:07 Labour says TV3 presenter Heather Duplessis-Allan should be praised, not raided by police for exposing a loophole in our gun laws.

20:06 A 23 year old woman has admitted stealing almost 100 unmarked exam papers from Otago University. She'll be sentenced in February.

Mon, 20 Aug 2012

Coalition has been losing the upper hand in Afghanistan for sometime

Michael Laws speaks to Dr. Jim Veitch, Senior Lecturer, Centre for Defence Studies, Massey University, about New Zealand's presence in Afghanistan. Dr. Jim Veitch explains why we are involved in operations in the country. Dr. Veitch believes we have been losing the upper hand in the country for some time. 20th August 2012.

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