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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

Wheels on the bus go round, but not to this retirement village

11/15/2018
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Changes to a Christchurch bus stop have escalated into a months-long row in which angry retirees have accused the regional council of betraying them.

Duration:00:04:39

NZ Music Awards kick off in Auckland

11/15/2018
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Six 60, Alien Weaponry, Unknown Mortal Ochestra and Drax Projects are all nominated for four awards at the NZ Music Awards in Auckland tonight. RNZ Music's Alex Behan joins Checkpoint live from Spark Arena.

Duration:00:03:20

Police decision won't hinder Pike River re-entry - Andrew Little

11/15/2018
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Pike River Minister Andrew Little says police will be involved in the re-entry regardless of whether they commit officers to go underground, but that will not stop the project of recovering the drift. He spoke with Lisa Owen.

Duration:00:09:28

Onions on top of sausages, Bunnings tells fundraisers

11/14/2018
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Bunnings has issued new guidelines to community groups running fundraising sausage sizzles at its stores, and it's become far more controversial than managers ever dreamed. Alex Perrottet and camera operator Rebekah Parsons-King investigate what's caused such a fuss.

Duration:00:04:16

Central Hawke’s Bay doctors call for hospital to remain open

11/14/2018
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Residents in Central Hawke's Bay are outraged at the district health board's decision to close a small rural hospital over Christmas, without consulting its staff or the community.

Duration:00:03:27

Tradies earn more than university graduates at age 30 - study

11/14/2018
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High school students who want to avoid mountains of student debt are being urged to consider a career in the trades - where their earning potential could top their classmates heading off to university.

Duration:00:03:46

NZ to host 2021 Women's Rugby World Cup

11/14/2018
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New Zealand has won the rights to host the Women's Rugby World Cup in 2021. It will be the first time the women's World Cup has been in the southern hemisphere and will run for six weeks in July and August.

Duration:00:04:22

SBW out of All Blacks’ game due to shoulder injury

11/14/2018
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Sonny Bill Williams is out of the All Blacks' game against Ireland this weeked with a shoulder injury he picked up in last week's win over England, meaning Ryan Crotty starts at second-five with Anton Lienert-Brown coming onto the bench. Rugby reporter Joe Porter has the details.

Duration:00:04:45

Evening business for Thursday 15 Nov

11/14/2018
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News from the business sector, including a market report.

Duration:00:04:53

Court strikes putting people in danger – lawyer

11/14/2018
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A Christchurch defence lawyer whose client was rushed by gang associates during a court appearance this morning, believes industrial action by court staff is putting people in danger. Lisa Owen interviews lawyer Liz Bulger.

Duration:00:06:51

Shane Jones promises to spend every cent of $3b fund

11/14/2018
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Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones was in Fielding today handing out more money to regional projects. And as Ben Strang reports, Mr Jones promises that come the next election, there won't be a single cent of the $3b fund left.

Duration:00:03:32

Pike River miner’s mother ‘embarrassed’ about re-entry plans

11/14/2018
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Marion Curtin, the mother of one of the 29 men who died in the Pike River Mine explosion says plans to re-enter the mine are futile and a waste of money, saying there are hundreds of ways to better spend the $36m.

Duration:00:07:16

Canterbury teachers on strike

11/14/2018
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Primary and intermediate teachers marching in Christchurch echoed the message of their colleagues further north - they also want pay increases and improved working conditions. But they say that their classrooms are even more complex as they continue to deal with the effects of the earthquakes - and the associated trauma.

Duration:00:03:39

Rain, flooding causes 28 Fiji polling stations to close

11/14/2018
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Voters in Fiji braved heavy rain and flash flood warnings to have their say in today's general election.

Duration:00:05:56

How it could be determined if anyone survived first Pike River explosion

11/14/2018
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Former chief mines inspector Tony Forster believes there will be a "great deal" inside the mine that will be salvageable. He spoke with Checkpoint presenter Lisa Owen.

Duration:00:07:16

Pike River mine entry aims to recover bodies

11/14/2018
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A plan for re-entry to the Pike River mine was announced today, eight years after the explosion that claimed the lives of 29 men. The $39m operation will aim to recover the remains of the victims and search for clues about what caused the disaster.

Duration:00:04:32

Man fatally shot in Otara

11/13/2018
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A man has been charged with murder after a shooting which left the victim dead and a South Auckland community in shock.

Duration:00:02:34

Household sewage leaking into Auckland’s beaches

11/13/2018
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Illegal or poorly maintained private sewage and stormwater pipes are being blamed for the large amount of human faeces polluting Auckland beaches.

Duration:00:03:29

Kaikōura property owners in limbo two years after quake

11/13/2018
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Homeowners locked out of their red-stickered homes after the Kaikōura earthquake are questioning why they can't return due to the risk of rockfall, when passenger trains will soon be operating between their properties and the cliff. Logan Church reports.

Duration:00:08:31

PM in Singapore for security and trade summits

11/13/2018
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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has a series of bilateral meetings today with the leaders of Myanmar, China, Thailand and Australia, culminating tonight with a meeting with US Vice President Mike Pence, at his request, at a leaders' dinner. RNZ Business Editor Gyles Beckford has the details.

Duration:00:07:32