17:24 One man has died off the South Taranaki Coast after his boat flipped on a sand bar.

16:19 At least 30 police officers are working to catch the man who abducted a little girl who was on her way to school in Palmerston North this morning.

16:06 Wellington Police are concerned for the safety of 17-year-old Tumanako Tawhaki, who has been missing for almost a month.

15:52 World powers have agreed to a Syrian ceasefire within a week. It comes as the Syrian army advances on Aleppo, backed by Russian air strikes.

15:50 The New Zealand sharemarket is taking less of a hit amid the global market turmoil that has seen sharp declines in Britain and the US.

Fri, 11 Jan 2013

Heroin in Afghanistan

During his time in Afghanistan last year, Australian author Antony Loewenstein spent time with opium addicts on the outskirts of Kabul and he spoke of his experiences to Wallace Chapman on RadioLIVE. Loewenstein said that because the drug is so readily available and the situation in Afghanistan is so grim a lot of the locals and indeed soldiers from other countries are using drugs. 11 January 2012

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