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Whether you’re busy at home or work, or commuting, Checkpoint brings you the latest news plus the wrap on events through the day. Host, Mary Wilson, backgrounds the issues and seeks answers from the newsmakers.

Whether you’re busy at home or work, or commuting, Checkpoint brings you the latest news plus the wrap on events through the day. Host, Mary Wilson, backgrounds the issues and seeks answers from the newsmakers.
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Wellington, New Zealand

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Whether you’re busy at home or work, or commuting, Checkpoint brings you the latest news plus the wrap on events through the day. Host, Mary Wilson, backgrounds the issues and seeks answers from the newsmakers.

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English


Episodes

Kabaddi NZ team heading to international comp

6/22/2018
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The increasingly popular sport of Kabaddi will see a New Zealand women's team travel to Malaysia to compete at the international challenge this weekend as a warm up to the World Cup. Ravinder Hunia reports.

Duration:00:03:36

Breast implants are making us sick, women say

6/22/2018
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Tens of thousands of women around the world and some in New Zealand say their breast implants are making them sick, but a medical expert claims scientific evidence proves otherwise.

Duration:00:03:39

Prison for Mongrel Mob meth ringleader

6/22/2018
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Steven Blance and William Berkland, both members of the Mongrel Mob, pleaded guilty to a raft of drugs charges earlier this year.

Duration:00:03:43

Jacinda Ardern's mum brought to tears by granddaughter

6/22/2018
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The Prime Minister's parents spoke to media today from their Nelson home as they prepare to fly to Auckland tomorrow to meet their granddaughter for the first time.

Duration:00:04:09

How to stop youth offenders from ending up in jail

6/22/2018
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Teenagers sent to youth justice residence Te Au Rere a te Tonga will almost certainly end up in jail, if their offending doesn't stop. John Campbell goes inside the centre to talk to the offenders and the people trying to make them - and us - safe.

Duration:00:14:57

$50,000 annual fund to buy Whanganui homes won't go far

6/22/2018
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Residents of flood-prone homes on Anzac Parade in Whānganui say the establishment of a fund to buy and remove the worst-affected properties and raise others off the ground is a joke. They don't want to move anyhow.

Duration:00:05:41

Evening Business for 22 June 2018

6/22/2018
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News from the business sector, including a market report.

Duration:00:03:44

Farmers to be told if neighbours have Mycoplasma bovis

6/22/2018
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The neighbours of farms infected with the cattle-killing disease Mycoplasma Bovis will now be officially told that a nearby farm is infected.

Duration:00:02:57

Pay equity for mental health and addiction workers

6/22/2018
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Five thousand mental health and addiction support workers will get the same pay rates as care and support workers, who won a historic pay equity case last year.

Duration:00:03:02

Jacinda Ardern's midwife Libby helps satisfy PM's cravings

6/22/2018
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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern posted a photo of herself and her midwife 'Libby' on Instagram today, but hasn't released information on a name. Reporter Katie Scotcher joins us from outside Auckland Hospital.

Duration:00:01:15

Jacinda Ardern to spend 2nd night in hospital after giving birth

6/22/2018
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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will spend a second night in Auckland Hospital after giving birth to a girl late yesterday afternoon. Messages of congratulations have been flooding in from all over the world, including from world leaders.

Duration:00:03:59

Plane makes emergency landing in Napier

6/22/2018
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There was drama in the skies today after a Mount Cook Airlines flight with 71 passengers on board was forced to return to Napier with what was reported to be a severed engine.

Duration:00:04:18

Jacinda Ardern and Clarke Gayford welcome baby girl

6/21/2018
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Former Prime Minister Helen Clark says the birth of Jacinda Ardern and Clarke Gayford's baby is a "proud day" for the couple and for New Zealand. She says it sends a message to all women that "you can combine career and motherhood".

Duration:00:05:07

Trump frames separation policy change as 'solution'

6/21/2018
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CNN's White House correspondent Kaitlan Collins was with the US President when he signed the executive order to reverse the policy separating parents at the US-Mexico border. She told John Campbell Donald Trump framed his decision as a "solution".

Duration:00:05:15

Calls for cash-strapped Kaikoura district to be split up

6/21/2018
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Kaikōura District Council is considering a 17 percent rates rise in each of the next two years to pay for desperately needed repairs to quake-damaged and aging roads, bridges and sewage infrastructure.

Duration:00:04:10

National says Andrew Little trivialised indecent assault

6/21/2018
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Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter is defending Justice Minister Andrew Little after he was accused of trivialising sexual assault. Mr Little has said it was unfair a prisoner was sentenced to seven years in prison for grabbing a female prison officer's bottom, which he said was a pinch.

Duration:00:02:37

Auckland's homeless to be officially counted

6/21/2018
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A census of Auckland's rough sleepers has been described by the mayor as the first step in addressing the city's shameful levels of homelessness.

Duration:00:03:35

'Forestry sector facing leaky building moment' after Tolaga

6/21/2018
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Lawyer Hazel Armstrong says the forestry sector is facing a leaky building moment and it will probably be left up to the courts to decide who is liable for the damage caused by tonnes of debri washed down onto Tolaga Bay properties earlier this month.

Duration:00:04:08

EU deal could increase trade in goods by almost 50 percent

6/21/2018
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A trade war may be developing between the world's biggest economies but Europe and New Zealand are bucking the trend, formally launching free trade negotiations today. Deputy Political Editor Chris Bramwell reports.

Duration:00:02:59

Evening business for 21 June 2018

6/21/2018
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News from the business sector, including a market report.

Duration:00:03:14