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.

Mon, 03 Sep 2012

New Zealand soldiers out of Afghanistan in 2013

Today it was announced that New Zealand Soldiers are going to pull out of Afghanistan in early 2013 a year and a half earlier than planned - Robert Ayson from the Centre for Strategic Studies at Victoria University spoke to RadioLIVE Drive. Mr Ayson said that the overall deployment to Afghanistan has worked to what New Zealand wanted to achieve while they were there. 3 September 2012

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