15:28 A two-storey house has been badly damaged by a blaze in Penrose Street, Lower Hutt. Four fire crews were sent just before one o'clock.

15:27 Attorney General Christopher Finlayson says a manslaughter plea bargain from Moko's killers was the only way to ensure they ended up in jail.

14:46 A report into NZ's tax system concludes revelations in the Panama Papers have the potential to cause reputational damage to New Zealand.

14:45 53 year old alleged conman Paul Bennett has denied all 60 charges he faces, including fraud and theft totalling over half a million dollars.

13:31 A new study puts the number of alcohol-related cancer deaths in New Zealand at around five per week.

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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