17:49 Cigarettes will be switching to plain packaging - stripped of all branding, and logos.

16:12 Civil Aviation has temporarily suspended the air operating certificate of James Scott for ten days over safety concerns.

16:11 An AOS call out is underway south of Hikuai on the Coromandel Peninsula with armed police and a helicopter searching a small area of bush.

16:08 Queensland police are scouring the Daintree area where a 46 year old woman, believed to be a Kiwi, has been taken by a crocodile.

15:25 Searchers are scouring a Queensland beach for a 46 year old woman they believe to be a New Zealander who has been taken by a crocodile.

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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