16:36 A woman has appeared in court accused of helping Joshua Kite, who has been on the run since shooting at officers in Whangarei on Friday.

16:05 John Key is open to law changes over "coward punches", where people are punched in the back of the head from behind.

15:42 There is pressure on the Australian Government to allow a group of Chinese nationals, abandoned on a coal ship for six weeks, to come ashore.

15:40 The latest figures on the number of new housing consents approved in July show it is roughly the same as last year, despite the housing crisis.

15:37 Northland Police are searching for a man who fled from a car after a firearms incident at Broadwood, north of Kaikohe, at around 12.30pm.

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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