15:43 Online threats against Auckland teen Vincent Skeen, who was convicted of manslaughter, appear to have gang links. Police are investigating.

15:41 The Queensland Firebirds landed 20 goals in the final quarter to run down the Southern Steel 67-64 in their ANZ Championship semifinal.

15:40 Queenstown Airport is being evacuated because of a bomb scare on a plane from Australia. It's believed a cleaner found a message onboard.

13:19 Graeme Steel from Drug Free Sport NZ believes it is inevitable we'll need to start testing for drug cheats in New Zealand secondary schools.

13:14 Westerly gales are lashing much of the country and there is snow to low levels in the south of the South Island. Many ski areas are closed.

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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