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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

We farewell our colleague Zac Fleming

10/19/2018
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Today we're bidding farewell to another colleague. Zac Fleming has been part of the Checkpoint team for the past two years. In that time he's worked as a producer, reporter, cameraman and sometimes- because we are a lean machine here at RNZ- he's been all three at once. Tonight, just after midnight, Zac flies out on his OE. He's been a much valued team member and we'll miss him but we wish him all the best. Here's a look back at some of his highlights.

Duration:00:07:29

Skepticism over plans for 'free' high-tech stadium in downtown Auckland

10/19/2018
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There's no such thing as a free lunch - or a free stadium - say skeptics of a plan to replace Eden Park with a high-tech venue in downtown Auckland. A group of Auckland businesses, the Waterfront Consortium, has released its vision for a 1.8 billion dollar stadium on Bledisloe Wharf that it says would be free for taxpayers and ratepayers. But Eden Park's boss says the park has mana and history - and plenty more to give.

Duration:00:04:18

Lisa Owen joins us with the latest on Jami-Lee Ross.

10/19/2018
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Rogue MP Jami-Lee Ross has done a u-turn on his decision earlier in the week to resign instead vowing to stay on in Parliament as an independent in his Botany electorate. Lisa Owen joins us in the studio.

Duration:00:07:38

Bumper to bumper traffic north of Wellington

10/19/2018
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Our reporter Matt Chatterton is at the start of the detour route, the Paekakariki Hill Road, to talk to us about the traffic chaos north of Wellington.

Duration:00:02:17

Security camera installed because honesty box users not honest

10/19/2018
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Fresh fruit, and vegetables, free range eggs and honey - help yourself, but don't forget to pay. Thats the message from Grass Esposti who has a road-side stall just north of Auckland which operates an honesty box - only it turns out the honesty box is not so honest. Tired of finding monopoly money and old receipts instead of coins and cash....she has had to install security cameras. It's petty theft but theft nonetheless, Grass says... and she suspects the culprits are close to home.

Duration:00:06:30

2,000 more hospital beds need in Auckland and Northland in next 20 years

10/19/2018
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Up to 2-thousand more hospital beds will be needed in Auckland and Northland in the next 20 years, just to keep up with population growth.

Duration:00:03:26

Evening business for 19 October 2018

10/19/2018
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News from the business sector, including a market report.

Duration:00:04:27

National MP Mark Mitchell on Jami-Lee Ross

10/19/2018
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National MP Mark Mitchell responds to the news that Jami-Lee Ross won't resign, and talks about the latest secret tape released.

Duration:00:02:58

Jami-Lee Ross admits affairs, will not resign.

10/19/2018
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In the past half hour rogue MP Jamie Lee Ross has released a second secret recording of a conversation he has had with National leader Simon Bridges. Our political editor Jane Patterson joins us.

Duration:00:08:05

Aurora to invest $750 million to fix decaying infrastructure

10/19/2018
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Aurora Energy has announced it will invest almost 750 million dollars in its electricity network over the coming decade to fix its decaying infrastructure.

Duration:00:04:05

Brother of helicopter pilot gives emotional tribute

10/19/2018
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Jonathan Wallis has this afternoon paid an emotional tribute to his brother Nick describing his death and the death of brother Matthew in July in a similar accident as a cruel reality.

Duration:00:04:58

Men flee and shoot at police, described as "cowardly act by dangerous criminals"

10/19/2018
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In what's being described as a cowardly act by dangerous criminals, Police say two men in their early twenties shot at officers as they fled dangerously across Auckland today.

Duration:00:02:50

Transport Agency spokesporson on Wellington road chaos

10/19/2018
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The Transport Agency Wellington spokesperson Mark Owen talks about what kind of damage has been done on State Highway 1 north of Wellington, and when he expects the road to re-open.

Duration:00:04:10

Traffic chaos north of Wellington following hazardous goods truck crash

10/19/2018
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About 3-hundred trucks remain queued bumper-to-bumper north of Wellington, following a truck crash this morning.

Duration:00:02:54

Tongan fans going wild for Mate Ma'a Tonga

10/18/2018
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Fans are gearing up for this weekend's historic match between Tonga's National Rugby League Team 'Mate Ma'a Tonga' and the world champion Australian Kangaroos. As Indira Stewart reports, this year's fan game looks stronger than ever.

Duration:00:04:31

Jury considering verdict for sex-accused rugby coach

10/18/2018
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Alosio Taimo has been on trial in the High Court at Auckland for nine weeks. He faces 106 charges of sexual offending against 18 young boys throughout a three-decade period.

Duration:00:03:03

West Coast locals on whether Maureen Pugh is 'f***ing useless'

10/18/2018
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The former Westland Mayor was National's candidate for the West Coast - Tasman electorate in the 2014 election and is now a list MP. What do people in her area think?

Duration:00:03:19

Jami Lee-Ross 'considering legal options' over allegations

10/18/2018
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Jami-Lee Ross now stands accused of bullying, manipulation and engaging in toxic sexual affairs - after a spectacular report on the Newsroom website laid out allegations from four women.

Duration:00:04:21

Who is Zhang Yikun, the alleged donor of $100,000 to National?

10/18/2018
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Zhang Yikun has rubbed shoulders with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Auckland Mayor Phil Goff and Deputy Police Commissioner Wally Haumaha.

Duration:00:05:08

Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch puppeteer retires from Sesame Street

10/18/2018
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Caroll Spinney - who played Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on Sesame Street - is hanging up his feathers and coming out of the garbage can for good.

Duration:00:02:04