22 Sep 2021

Pressure on government to front up on Afghanistan rescue plan

From Morning Report, 8:46 am on 22 September 2021

The government is being urged to be more up-front about its plans to rescue hundreds of people trapped in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan.

More than 300 New Zealand nationals and permanent residents, their families, and other visa holders were evacuated last month.

The Defence Force's rescue mission was cut short following deadly explosions at Kabul airport.

Since then ministers have been discussing how to help the hundreds left behind.

Here's political reporter Katie Scotcher.