04:14 A rescue mission has been launched to find 20 children lost in a mountainous area in Wales.

15:18 At least 80 Auckland homes have been affected by flooding and motorists have been rescued from their vehicles after torrential downpours.

15:18 A crew member on the Air Force Hercule,s forced to make an emergency landing at Whenuapai this morning, says there were no safety concerns.

14:48 After months of delays, Christchurch's convention centre will go ahead but with a new developer. It is now expected to open in late 2019.

14:48 The drum kit used on The Beatles' first single Love Me Do is expected to sell for over $400,000 at auction this week.

Tue, 21 Aug 2012

Dangerous for New Zealand troops to stay closer to their Bamiyan base - former Afghan commander Richard Hall

Former New Zealand Afghan Commander Richard Hall tells RadioLIVE's Marcus Lush restricting New Zealand troops to "safe" missions close to their base would allow the Taleban free reign in MAbiyan - making it even more dangerous for the New Zealand soldiers. 21 August, 2012

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