12:56 A combination of norwest gales and high temperatures are turning the lower South Island into a tinderbox.

12:47 People are being asked to avoid Kelburn Parade, which has been cordoned off.

12:33 A building at Wellington's Victoria University has been evacuated after a bomb threat.

12:16 Nerves are heightened at Otago University, as students avoid the main campus following an online shooting threat.

12:15 Two women have been left violently shaken after they were attacked by a pack of dogs on a Hawke's Bay beach.

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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