22:59 Beijing will host the 2022 Winter Olympics beating Kazakhstani city of Almaty. Beijing will be first city to host both summer & winter Olys.

17:26 West Auckland police are combing CCTV footage after a man tried to abduct a 13 year old schoolgirl yesterday afternoon on Glendale Road.

16:45 The end of a Wellington retailing era with Kirkcaldie & Stains' shareholders voting to close the landmark Lambton Quay store after 152 years.

16:23 Phoenix Cola, Lemonade, Light Cola, Orange Fizz and Raspberry Fizz with best before dates of April-July next year have been recalled.

16:19 The Ministry of Education is investigating after two pre-schoolers opened a gate at The Cubby House in Palmerston North and fled onto a busy road.

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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