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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


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'Shit Towns of New Zealand' Facebook page creator gets death th

10/17/2017
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The administrator of a Facebook page called 'Shit Towns of New Zealand' has received death threats for his posts, but many others are laughing. It comes down to your sense of humour.

Duration: 00:05:30


Burglars targetting construction sites for a quick buck

10/17/2017
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Police say there is a growing number of burglaries at construction sites, and are urging tradies to lock up their tool-boxes.

Duration: 00:03:02


Road where taxi van flipped a common crash spot, residents say

10/17/2017
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The van, carrying five passengers, including two children, came off Waiuku road, between Waiuku and Pukekohe just after 8am. One person remains in a stable condition and another in a serious condition.

Duration: 00:03:07


No smoking on Auckland's beaches this summer

10/17/2017
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Auckland's beaches, outdoor dining areas and most public spaces in the central city will be smokefree this summer, thanks to a new ban being brought in by Auckland Council.

Duration: 00:02:47


Is Winston Peters a Very Hungry Caterpillar?

10/17/2017
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New Zealand First MP Shane Jones said today that the "monarch butterfly" will soon emerge. Does that make Winston Peters a very hungry caterpillar? And just how much does he want?

Duration: 00:04:44


Life imprisonment for man who murderered neighbour after years-

10/17/2017
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Stephen Findlay, 60, has been sentenced to life in prison after last week pleading guilty to killing Sharon Comerford in Dunedin last year.

Duration: 00:03:29


New Zealanders advised to avoid Wi-Fi if possible

10/17/2017
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A vulnerability in Wi-Fi security has been discovered that allows hackers to access devices and potentially snoop on network traffic.

Duration: 00:03:38


Strangers pay tribute to 'assasinated' journalist at vigil

10/17/2017
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The killing of the Maltese journalist, Daphne Carauana Galizia, has shocked complete strangers, her friend Luke Frendo told John Campbell.

Duration: 00:03:12


Killing of journalist intended to send 'chilling message', frie

10/17/2017
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The killing of Maltese journalist Daphne Carauana Galizia, who investigated the Panama Papers scandal, was a message from those she tried to expose to everyone to 'leave us alone', her friend says.

Duration: 00:03:07


NZ First board reached 'substantial consensus', but only on pol

10/17/2017
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The New Zealand First board has come to a "serious" consensus on policy issues, but is yet to discuss other matters, such as ministerial positions, with either National or Labour, Winston Peters says.

Duration: 00:03:59


Evening business for Tues 17 October 2017

10/17/2017
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News from the business sector, including a market report.

Duration: 00:03:40


NZ Cadbury employees out of work as manufacturing moves offshor

10/17/2017
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Pineapple Lumps and other New Zealand-made chocolates will soon be manufactured in Australia, and shipped back to pining customers in this country.

Duration: 00:02:56


Council could end up buying 35 flood prone homes

10/17/2017
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Christchurch City Council says it would consider buying up to 35 homes along the Heathcote River if none of its other flood-mitigating options work.

Duration: 00:03:30


Close scrutiny of scientific evidence at Lundy appeal hearing

10/17/2017
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Mark Lundy's lawyer has told the Court of Appeal that untested science was used to convict his client a second time, despite warnings about that evidence from the Privy Council.

Duration: 00:03:12


Bill English police interview released

10/17/2017
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Audio has been released of the interview between police and Bill English, in which the Prime Minister was questioned about former MP Todd Barclay's taping of his staff member Glenys Dickson.

Duration: 00:06:09


Unlikely a government will be formed this week

10/17/2017
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The New Zealand First board is yet to reach a consensus. It has retired for the evening, but leader Winston Peters says they will reach a decision "as fast as we can".

Duration: 00:05:49


Invercargill library Kardashian photoshoot goes viral

10/16/2017
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A group of playful library employees from Invercargill have paid homage to the Kardashian's 10th anniversary, recreating their magazine cover.

Duration: 00:02:55


Brendon Hartley's father over the moon with son's F1 achievement

10/16/2017
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Brendon Hartley will become just the ninth New Zealander to race in the Formula One when he drives for Italian syndicate, Toro Rosso, at the US Grand Prix. His father talks to John Campbell.

Duration: 00:01:53


Farmers counting cost of Christchurch stock bylaw

10/16/2017
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Christchurch City Council is looking at regulating the movement of stock on some roads to increase the safety of other road users, but some farmers say more regulation would be impractical.

Duration: 00:03:49


Former NZ First MP thinks Winston will go with Labour

10/16/2017
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Pita Paraone, first elected on the New Zealand First list in 2002, believes the 55 percent of voters who voted for change have sent the most meaningful message to the party.

Duration: 00:04:39

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