16:19 National MP Maurice Williamson will bow out of politics at next year's election. The MP for Pakuranga has spent three decades in Parliament.

16:19 Farmers growing peas in Wairarapa are facing a two year ban,following the discovery of a "pea weavel" pest insect in the region.

15:41 About 200 metres of Paraparaumu Beach has been cordoned off after stormy seas exposed a sewer main.

15:19 A standing ovation for American First Lady, Michelle Obama at the Democratic National Convention for a speech backing Hillary Clinton.

14:06 Teremoana Kimiangatau has admitted 3 charges after allegedly committing fraud of up to $1.8 million against Auckland International Airport.

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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