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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

Tongan family's 'ticking bomb' finally over

11/24/2017
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A Tongan family will be granted residency after appealing to the Associate Immigration Minister, because their daughter is so unwell she would likely die if she wasn't allowed to stay.

Duration: 00:04:18


Ngai Tahu descends on Tuahiwi Marae for biennial celebrations

11/24/2017
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The iwi is celebrating 20 years since signing the deed of settlement for their Treaty of Waitangi claim, with a sense of pride in how the iwi's has built a one billion dollar empire.

Duration: 00:03:44


International media go gaga after PM joins NZ Secret Santa

11/23/2017
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Stories have appeared on the BBC and Huffington Post, among others, after Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern joined the annual Twitter NZ Secret Santa. Zac Fleming spoke to the man who started it.

Duration: 00:02:47


Amputees call for inquiry into Govt artificial limb service

11/23/2017
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Some amputees are calling for an independent inquiry into the government's artificial limb service, which they say mistreated them and caused long-lasting physical damage and pain.

Duration: 00:06:23


Bullying in the spotlight at medical conference

11/23/2017
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Research shows more than a third of senior doctors and dentists working in public health have been bullied, and over two-thirds have seen someone else being bullied.

Duration: 00:03:01


Samoa rugby match fees compared to slavery

11/23/2017
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When Samoa plays England on Sunday, the England players will get a match fee of 22,000 pounds, and the Samoan players will get 650 pounds. John Campbell talks to Eliota Fuimaono Sapolu.

Duration: 00:05:22


Evening business for 24 November 2-17

11/23/2017
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News from the business sector, including a market report.

Duration: 00:05:32


Tongan league fans shed tears of joy ahead of semi-final

11/23/2017
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Tongan league fans in New Zealand have kitted out their cars with flags, are blasting Tongan music as they drive, and are bursting with pride ahead of the Rugby League World Cup semi-final clash with England.

Duration: 00:03:24


Drowned skipper had history of lifejacket non-compliance

11/23/2017
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Teiron Jones wasn't wearing a lifejacket when he drowned overnight. He was convicted of manslaughter last year following the death of a passenger on his boat - who had also not been wearing a lifejacket.

Duration: 00:03:39


Manus Island refugees forcibly removed from detention centre

11/23/2017
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A large contingent of Papua New Guinea police, immigration officials and navy personnel have forcibly moved the remaining refugees to nearby Lorengau.

Duration: 00:03:54


Former Waikato DHB CEO travelled internationally on sick leave

11/23/2017
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An Audit NZ Review into former Waikato DHB CEO Nigel Murray found he travelled internationally while on sick leave, and went to Australia twice in the same week. DHB member Dave MacPherson joins Checkpoint.

Duration: 00:10:24


All Whites coach steps down

11/23/2017
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All Whites coach Anthony Hudson has stepped down after the team failed to reach the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Sports reporter Clay Wilson talks to John Campbell about his departure.

Duration: 00:05:02


Ministry botches first round of new funding system

11/23/2017
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Human error caused nearly every school in the country to get the wrong amount in the first run of a new system targeting money to at-risk children. Education Correspondent John Gerritsen reports.

Duration: 00:03:13


Pike Minister says those responsible got off scot-free

11/23/2017
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The Minister responsible for Pike River Re-entry Andrew Little says while the families of the miners have been vindicated by today's Supreme Court decision, those responsible have got away scot-free.

Duration: 00:02:22


Pike lawyer Nigel Hampton on Supreme Court judgement

11/23/2017
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Nigel Hampton QC says today's Supreme Court decision on Pike River shows New Zealand law is still guided by principals, but it should never have had to come to this.

Duration: 00:05:47


Cromwell hits hottest spring temperature on record

11/22/2017
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Summer has come early to the South Island, with ice-cream melting temperatures prompting Central Otago locals to dust off their togs and head for the lakes well ahead of schedule.

Duration: 00:03:21


Policemen cleared of kidnapping teenager

11/22/2017
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Te Puea Marae chairman Hurimoana Dennis and a colleague have been found not guilty over the "mock arrest" of a 17-year-old, who says they locked him in a cell over his relationship with a minor.

Duration: 00:03:08


Tank explosion breaches on par with Pike River - Worksafe

11/22/2017
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Jamey Lee Bowring, 24, was killed in 2015 when he was thrown more than 100m from a tank when it exploded. Saltars Cartage director Ron Saltar has been sentenced to home detention and fined.

Duration: 00:04:16


Government wants to be able to punish uncooperative charities

11/22/2017
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The Government has made a review of the Charities Act one of its priorities, saying one will be underway within its first 100 days.

Duration: 00:04:51


Government reveals tax working group plans

11/22/2017
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Sir Michael Cullen is chairing the group, which has been directed to look at the whole tax system, focussing on measures to cool the housing market, look after the environment and boost business.

Duration: 00:02:45

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