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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

Man accused of sex worker's murder describes killing

2/20/2018
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While he does not deny killing Renee Duckmanton, Sainey Marong denies responsibility for the murder charge, claiming he was mentally imbalanced.

Duration:00:03:18

West Auckland locals react to Waitakere Ranges closure

2/20/2018
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The entire forested area of Auckland's Waitakere Ranges will be closed to the public by May to try to halt the spread of kauri dieback.

Duration:00:02:28

State of emergency declared in Greymouth

2/20/2018
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Greymouth mayor Tony Kokshoorn says there's been a terrible crash in the area, and they're acting fast to get people help. They've declared a state of emergency to mobilise police and Defence Force to the area "to make sure all campervans are stationary".

Duration:00:02:56

Christchurch resident braces for Heathcote river to swell

2/20/2018
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A woman who lives next to the Heathcote River tells John Campbell how she doesn't plan to stay in the area for much longer, as floods are becoming more frequent.

Duration:00:02:59

Don't take risks, Canterbury Civil Defence warns

2/20/2018
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Canterbury Civil Defence officer James Thompson warns people in flood-prone areas to not take risks.

Duration:00:02:58

Gita hits South Island, state of emergency in CHCH & Buller

2/20/2018
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Almost the entire South Island is now in the firing line of ex tropical Cyclone Gita, with state of emergencies declared in Christchurch and Buller.

Duration:00:04:09

Lessons to be learnt from car racing crash that kills four

2/19/2018
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In the High Court in Hamilton today a jury convicted 20-year old Dylan Cossey on four counts of manslaughter, one charge of racing and one of failing to stop at a crash.

Duration:00:03:48

Christchurch man braces for home to flood for third time

2/19/2018
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Bruce Kane's home on the Heathcote River, Christchurch, has flooded twice in the last four years, and it could likely flood again when ex-Cyclone Gita hits.

Duration:00:03:26

Flood-prone residents advised to prepare to self evacuate

2/19/2018
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RNZ reporter Maja Burry is in Christchurch. She tells John Campbell ex-Cyclone Gita is expected to flood homes along the Heathcote River.

Duration:00:01:57

Tongan families in evacuation centres week on from Cyclone Gita

2/19/2018
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On the island of 'Eua nearly every home suffered significant damage, crops were destroyed and residents are desperate for food and aid. RNZ Pacific's Koro Vaka'uta reports from Tonga.

Duration:00:04:45

Five vie for Naitonal leadership, deputy job up for grabs

2/19/2018
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A big question mark now sits over the deputy spot - with confirmation MPs will also vote next week on whether Paula Bennett should keep her job.

Duration:00:02:57

Entire forested area of Waikatere Ranges to be closed by May

2/19/2018
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The decision follows months of criticism after the council narrowly voted in December not to fully close the regional park to respect a rahui imposed by the local iwi, Te Kawerau a Maki.

Duration:00:03:32

Evening business for 20 February 2018

2/19/2018
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News from the business sector, including a market report.

Duration:00:03:53

Nelson residents sandbag homes in fear of ex-cyclone Gita

2/19/2018
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Forecasters are warning of severe winds, torrential rain and sea surges from ex Cylcone Gita in coastal areas. RNZ reporter Logan Church joins us live from Ruby Bay, near Nelson.

Duration:00:02:53

Wild wind on west coast expected to intensify

2/19/2018
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RNZ reporter Charlie Dreaver is at Carter's Beach near Westport, where wind is intensifying. "It's really, really wild here," she tells John Campbell.

Duration:00:03:10

Prepare ahead of Cyclone Gita, MetService warns

2/19/2018
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MetService meteorologist Lisa Murray with the latest on ex-Cyclone Gita.

Duration:00:04:45

State of emergency declared in Buller ahead of ex-cyclone Gita

2/19/2018
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Westport fire service has been called out to multiple incidents where roofs have lifted, and powerlines fallen on to the ground, but the local fire station chief Alan Kennedy says the worst is yet to come. Buller District Mayor Garry Howard talks to John Campbell about how his region has prepared ahead of ex-Cyclone Gita, and why he declared a state of emergency.

Duration:00:03:45

'Exceptional' rainfall in North Canterbury

2/19/2018
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Lynn Williams, who lives near Leithfield about 40 kilometres north of Christchurch, tells John Campbell she's measured around 80mm today.

Duration:00:01:39

State of emergency declared in CHCH ahead of ex-cyclone Gita

2/19/2018
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Mayor Lianne Dalziel says parts of the city are at risk of serious flooding, including some homes which may be flooded for the third time in a year.

Duration:00:04:34

Linwood liquor ban only a bandaid

2/19/2018
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In a bid to help improve the neglected area, Christchurch City Council voted in a temporary liquor ban two months ago. Logan Church went to find out what difference it's made.

Duration:00:04:00

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