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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

Barman back at work one day after being stabbed in robbery

4/18/2019
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Whangarei barman Mark Butler is back cleaning up his tavern today despite being stabbed in the head in an armed robbery last night.

Duration:00:03:16

Questions raised over $55m bill for Yarrow Stadium

4/18/2019
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Questions are being raised about a proposed $55 million bill to upgrade the earthquake prone Yarrow Stadium in New Plymouth, including $19m set aside for "enhancements" that would primarily benefit elite rugby.

Duration:00:04:13

Shane Jones welcomes Auditor General’s investigation

4/18/2019
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The Auditor General has ordered an in-depth review into the management, monitoring and evaluation of the Provincial Growth Fund. Shane Jones told Alex Perrottet he welcomes the scrutiny.

Duration:00:07:37

Wellington woman taking on the world’s best medieval fighters

4/18/2019
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Hidden away on the streets of Wellington, surrounded by hundred-year-old houses, is a medieval fighting pit where a handful of armour-clad warriors clash twice a week. Reporter Meriana Johnsen went along to one of the training sessions.

Duration:00:04:28

Dunedin cannabis festival moving to new venue

4/18/2019
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The illegal Harvest Festival - to be held over the weekend - has changed venues after authorities and residents raised concerns about it being held at a council reserve.

Duration:00:03:43

Ukrainian family granted extension to their business visa

4/18/2019
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The Ukrainian owners of a popular Auckland restaurant were declined residency in January and ordered to leave the country by July. But after an outpouring of support, they have been told they can stay for at least another year.

Duration:00:04:18

Thousands of NZ’s species on the brink of extinction

4/18/2019
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Ninety percent of the country's wetlands are drained, 94 percent of urban rivers are not swimmable and native forest which used to cover 80 percent of the country, now covers only a quarter. But the Ministry for the Environment is "unashamedly proud" of the grim picture in the latest Environment Aotearoa report.

Duration:00:03:57

Without a CGT - will the Government have to borrow more?

4/18/2019
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The government is rejecting claims it has put its political agenda in jeopardy by ditching a proposed capital gains tax. The policy was abandoned after Labour and the Greens were unable to win the support of New Zealand First.

Duration:00:03:30

Evening business for Thursday 18 April 2019

4/18/2019
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News from the business sector, including a market report.

Duration:00:03:22

Mosque shooting widow feels let down by ACC

4/18/2019
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A woman whose son and husband died in the mosque massacres is having to battle ACC to keep a roof over her childrens' heads. ACC has told Ambreen Naeem it'll pay her 80 percent of her husband's part time salary, but not the income her eldest son was bringing in to support the family.

Duration:00:07:11

Alfred Keating found guilty of hiding camera in embassy bathroom

4/18/2019
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Former top military attache Alfred Keating has been found guilty of trying to film his colleagues in a New Zealand embassy bathroom. Our court reporter Anneke Smith was in court for the verdict at the Auckland District Court today.

Duration:00:04:24

Parents’ worst nightmare: ‘Our happy life has turned into hell’

4/18/2019
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A year on from a horror car crash which killed their two children, Hamilton couple Sia Mosaferi and Mohy Sharifi are pleading with drivers to take extra care to avoid any more lives being lost on our roads this Easter weekend.

Duration:00:10:58

'You are us' concert raising money for mosque attack victims

4/17/2019
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Thousands of people are expected to attend a fundraising concert in Christchurch tonight to raise money for those affected by the mosque attacks. Reporter Logan Church joins us live from outside the second of two 'You are us' concerts.

Duration:00:02:40

Phil Goff doesn't want ratepayers to carry CRL cost burden

4/17/2019
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Auckland's mayor Phil Goff says officials are already working on ways to avoid raising rates to cover a $1 billion cost blowout on the City Rail Link Project.

Duration:00:02:41

New Zealanders respond to CGT decision

4/17/2019
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New Zealanders were divided by the proposed capital gains tax, so there's been mixed reaction to the announcement it won't go ahead. Nita Blake-Persen reports.

Duration:00:03:41

James Shaw: We can’t make changes without tax system reforms

4/17/2019
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In February, Green Party co-leader James Shaw laid down a challenge, asking whether the government deserved to be re-elected if it didn't introduce a capital gains tax.

Duration:00:02:04

Capital gains tax ruled out as long as Ardern’s in charge

4/17/2019
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New Zealand First has torpedoed the proposed capital gains tax, which Labour campaigned on for the last three elections.

Duration:00:01:35

Revamped Maniototo Hospital opened after years of fundraising

4/17/2019
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A Central Otago community's hard work has paid off with the opening of a new multi-million dollar hospital. The revamped Maniototo Hospital - which includes 29 new beds - begins a new era of medical treatment in the region.

Duration:00:03:39

Series of errors led to unsterilised equipment in Hawke’s Bay – report

4/17/2019
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Fifty-five Hawke's Bay patients who were exposed to unsterilised medical equipment will have to wait until August to be certain they haven't been infected with blood-borne viruses like hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV.

Duration:00:04:21

Military attache's trial draws to a close with two opposing theories

4/17/2019
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A top military attaché that planted a covert camera in an embassy bathroom, or a man caught in a web of unfortunate - but innocent - coincidences? Those are the two theories presented in Alfred Keating's trial, which is drawing to a close at the Auckland District Court.

Duration:00:04:12