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Checkpoint

RNZ New Zealand

Checkpoint is RNZ’s weekday drive-time news programme. Our multi-media show broadcasts on 101FM, and you can also watch it live on our website, Freeview Channel 50 and Face TV on Sky Channel 083. Hosted by Lisa Owen.

Checkpoint is RNZ’s weekday drive-time news programme. Our multi-media show broadcasts on 101FM, and you can also watch it live on our website, Freeview Channel 50 and Face TV on Sky Channel 083. Hosted by Lisa Owen.

Location:

Wellington, New Zealand

Description:

Checkpoint is RNZ’s weekday drive-time news programme. Our multi-media show broadcasts on 101FM, and you can also watch it live on our website, Freeview Channel 50 and Face TV on Sky Channel 083. Hosted by Lisa Owen.

Language:

English


Episodes

Scathing Mediaworks review reveals, sexual assault claims, boys' club culture

8/4/2021
A scathing independent review into Mediaworks has exposed allegations of sexual assault, bullying and a boys' club culture. The company's chief executive, Cam Wallace, has apologised today to current and former staff for the harm that's been caused. But one employment lawyer says it's going to take a lot to change the culture. Katie Doyle reports.

Duration:00:03:29

RSE worker exemption ‘insult' to NZ overstayers, advocates say

8/4/2021
Migrant advocates say border exemptions for seasonal workers from the Pacific only add insult to injury for overstayers in New Zealand. The government has decided to allow Recognised Seasonal Employer workers from Tonga, Samoa and Vanuatu to bypass MIQ. While it's in the right direction, the Migrant Workers Association says the scheme is missing a crucial ingredient. Christine Rovoi has more.

Duration:00:04:07

Full lockdown needed in Sydney, or Covid-19 outbreak won't stop - expert

8/4/2021
A 20-year-old Australian man has died of Covid-19 in Sydney as the state continues to record hundreds of Delta cases daily. New South Wales is in lockdown until the end of the month as it tries to rein in the numbers. Queensland is also battling a delta cluster with up to 17 new community cases today. It is locked down until at least the end of week. Bill Bowtell is a professor at the University of New South Wales and a strategic health policy adviser. He discusses the details with Lisa Owen.

Duration:00:08:12

'We gave it our all' - Burling, Tuke reflect on Tokyo Olympics

8/4/2021
"We gave it our all, and we definitely don't hold any regrets," silver medal winning sailor Peter Burling says, dscribing the bittersweet feeling of coming second in the 49er. Burling and sailing partner Blair Tuke had hoped to repeat their Rio gold, but it was not to be, as Great Britain edged them out of the top spot.

Duration:00:08:46

Health provider concerned at tangata whenua vaccine hesitancy

8/4/2021
The head of a Māori health provider in Lower Hutt fears vaccine hesitancy among tāngata whenua is leaving the community vulnerable in the event of a Covid-19 outbreak. Capital and Coast District Health Board says it's on track to offer everyone in the region the opportunity to be vaccinated before the end of the year. Aanei te kai ripoata a Ruth Hill.

Duration:00:03:51

A jobseeker's market as unemployment drops, wages up in NZ

8/4/2021
It's a job-seekers market - with employers competing to fill roles and pumping up pay packets. Official data released today shows the unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest in nearly a year, and wage increases are up more than economists expected. But there are concerns the tight labour market will add further fuel to inflation. Aanei te kai ripoata a Amy Williams.

Duration:00:04:07

Evening business for 4 August 2021

8/4/2021
News from the business sector, including a market report. [embed] https://players.brightcove.net/6093072280001/default_default/index.html?videoId=6266475378001

Duration:00:03:56

Carrington back on water - latest from Tokyo Olympics

8/4/2021
In Tokyo, after winning two gold medals yesterday, canoe sprint paddler Lisa Carrington was back on the water today. Carrington won gold in the K1 200m yesterday and then just over an hour later teamed up with Caitlin Regal to also win the K2 500m event. RNZ reporter Maja Burry is in Tokyo with the latest.

Duration:00:02:39

Marsden Pt workers feel abandoned by govt as job cuts loom

8/4/2021
Frustrated workers at Marsden Point feel abandoned by the government ahead of a vote over whether to cut hundreds of jobs. Shareholders will decide on Friday whether to stop processing oil at the country's only refinery and move to an import only set-up. Today workers had a union meeting to discuss next steps. Aanei te kai ripoata a Nita Blake-Persen.

Duration:00:04:22

Antivaxers' misinformation 'reprehensible' - Covid-19 Minister

8/4/2021
The government is denouncing those spreading lies about the Covid-19 vaccine campaign, calling their behaviour reprehensible. It warns misinformation is already hobbling efforts to inoculate the population - as a group of 200 protesters gathered outside Parliament this afternoon. RNZ deputy political editor Craig McCulloch has the story.

Duration:00:03:05

Govt pledges fairer MIQ booking system as problems ongoing

8/4/2021
There is a promise to make the MIQ booking system fairer, as those desperate to come home pay huge fees to third parties to secure a spot. Pressure has been mounting on officials to improve the booking system and increase the supply of rooms which are booked out for months. Meanwhile, companies are cashing in on the desperation of those New Zealanders stuck overseas. Here's political reporter Charlie Dreaver.

Duration:00:03:00

Seniors stranded in Australia risk losing superannuation

8/4/2021
Pensioners struggling to get home from Australia are having their superannuation payments stopped and some may be forced to start paying them back. RNZ has spoken to people who needed to travel across the ditch for various reasons, but have since become trapped because of the suspension of the travel bubble. They say if the stress of trying to secure an MIQ spot wasn't bad enough... they're now contending with financial hardship. MSD has sent a statement saying Jo-Anne had told them she was...

Duration:00:03:54

EMA calls for overstayer amnesty to help ease labour shortages

8/4/2021
A call for an overstayer amnesty to help with labour shortages. The Employers and Manufactuers Association says as well as letting more recognised seasonal workers into the country the government should also allow people with expired visas to work legally. The government has this week announced one-way quarantine free travel into New Zealand for workers from Samoa, Tonga and Vanuatu. The EMA says there need to be a clear pathway to residency for people from the Pacific Islands and the ones...

Duration:00:07:01

Queen Charlotte Drive still a mess after Marlborough floods

8/3/2021
More than two weeks after heavy rain caused devastation in the Marlborough Sounds, some residents remain without road access. Samantha Gee joined a convoy with Marlborough District Council staff along the closed Queen Charlotte Drive to see the damage.

Duration:00:03:51

A golden day, and more, for NZ at Tokyo Olympics

8/3/2021
It has been a golden day for New Zealand athletes in Tokyo. Lisa Carrington is on top of the world, winning a third gold medal in the same event in three consecutive Olympics. She's now got five Olympic medals to her name. She dominated the K-1 200m - blasting to victory and leaving the rest of the competition in her wake. But just over an hour later there was more. She and Caitlyn Regal got more gold, this time in the K-2 500m. And most recently sailor Josh Junior has been vying for a medal...

Duration:00:03:05

National alone on crusade questioning use of 'Aotearoa'

8/3/2021
National is demanding the country's name be put to a public vote - with one MP saying until that happens, the government should not use the word Aotearoa. The demand has been roundly ridiculed by every other party in Parliament, including ACT. Here's our deputy political editor Craig McCulloch.

Duration:00:02:45

Laurel Hubbard admits feeling intense spotlight at Olympics

8/3/2021
Laurel Hubbard has admitted she's felt the intense spotlight on her, but hopes her Olympics appearance encourages young trans people. The weightlifter became the first openly transgender woman to compete at the games when she took part in the women's 87kg-plus category last night. But she came last after failing to complete a successful snatch lift.

Duration:00:04:05

New Covid-19 vaccine may be needed as Delta variant mutates in Fiji - experts

8/3/2021
Health experts in and around Fiji are warning if the Delta variant of Covid-19 keeps mutating - a new vaccine may be needed. More than 20,000 people with Covid-19 are in isolation and the death toll has passed 250, and climbing. Christine Rovoi reports.

Duration:00:03:50

First home buyers may feel brunt of tighter lending rules

8/3/2021
First home buyers may find themselves at the sharp end of further moves to tighten mortgage lending. The government and the Reserve Bank are having a second go at cooling the runaway housing market. The central bank is set to lower the amount of lending to low deposit borrowers, and has been given approval to reign in debt to income ratios. Amy Williams reports.

Duration:00:03:54

Evening business for 3 August 2021

8/3/2021
News from the business sector, including a market report. [embed] https://players.brightcove.net/6093072280001/default_default/index.html?videoId=6266322758001

Duration:00:04:38