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.

Wed, 15 Aug 2012

New anti-tobacco laws in Australia - good news for New Zealand

Australia's highest court has endorsed tough new anti-tobacco laws and Anne Jones from ASH Australia says that it's good news for New Zealand too. It's a big victory for Australia says Ms Jones abd she hopes that it may be a victory for other countries who want to look after the health of their citizens too. 15 August 2012

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