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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

New Christchurch cycleway blamed for accident

9/22/2017
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The cycleway, part of a $3.5 million redevelopment of St Asaph Street, has been open less than a year but has been plagued with problems.

Duration: 00:05:13


Akld wharf prepared for offload of millions of litres of fuel

9/22/2017
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Safety measures are being put in place on Auckland's waterfront in preparation for the arrival of a tanker loaded with millions of litres of volatile jet fuel from Marsden Point refinery.

Duration: 00:03:38


Kiwis' pushing for correct Maori pronounciations on Google Maps

9/22/2017
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Say It Tika, a collaboration between Vodafone, Google and Te Taura Whiri O Te Reo Maori, is looking to correct the mis-pronounication of Maori place names.

Duration: 00:03:05


Nearly 400,000 households struggle to keep home warm

9/22/2017
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Nearly a third of people struggle so much with the cost of electricity, they sometimes opt to be cold instead of heating their home, Statistics NZ says.

Duration: 00:06:32


Excessive red rape deters international teachers

9/22/2017
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Teachers moving to Auckland from overseas to help fill the city's teaching shortage say lengthy and expensive red tape is forcing them to head home again and warn others against making the move.

Duration: 00:03:27


Evening business for 22 September 2017

9/22/2017
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News from the business sector, including a market report.

Duration: 00:03:54


Ten women claim $3 million each in Lotto syndicate

9/22/2017
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Ten former dental colleagues have won a share of $30m after contributing $2 a week to a Lotto syndicate for five years. Tina tells Checkpoint how her and her friends plan to spend the money.

Duration: 00:06:57


Allegations fuel crisis caused by unlicenced kauri digger

9/22/2017
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A conservation group says MPI cannot know for sure when the site of the Marsden pipeline break was last dug over for swamp kauri, but MPI insists no one has dug there since 2011.

Duration: 00:04:25


Labour leader's last days on the campaign trail

9/22/2017
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Labour leader Jacinda Ardern has spent the last few days of her campaign with a blitz of media interviews, but is looking forward to painting her fence on Saturday while she awaits the outcome.

Duration: 00:06:53


Bill English arrives in Auckland ahead of election

9/22/2017
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After weeks on the road touring the country, National leader Bill English has arrived in Auckland ahead of election day. RNZ political reporter Demelza Leslie is with him.

Duration: 00:06:56


Go Bus says its Otago Peninsula bus isn't being used - but is it...

9/21/2017
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At least 100 school children face longer travel and walks of several kilometres crossing busy roads, but Go Bus says it has no choice because of falling passenger numbers and fares.

Duration: 00:03:09


Nurses told euthanasia may be legal in a decade

9/21/2017
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Nurses have been warned that assisted dying may soon be legal in New Zealand, and that they will be at the front line if it is. Health Correspondent Karen Brown reports.

Duration: 00:03:39


Who is paying for remedies to the ruptured pipeline...

9/21/2017
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Are tax payers footing the bill for the ruptured pipeline? John Campbell talks to Energy Minister Judith Collins.

Duration: 00:05:01


Both Labour and National could form Govt according to final election poll

9/21/2017
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RNZ Political Editor Jane Patterson joins John Campbell in the studio to discuss the latest poll which has National on 46 percent and Labour on 37 percent.

Duration: 00:06:05


Dhb deficit $117.5m, but not finalised – Coleman

9/21/2017
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Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the combined dhb deficit for the 16/17 year is $117.5m and the audited result is unlikely to change. But Checkpoint understands it could be much higher.

Duration: 00:07:42


Rohingya Muslims living in ‘unimaginable conditions’

9/21/2017
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Charlotte Glennie, an ex-pat New Zealand journalist working for Unicef on the border of Bangladesh, describes the conditions 400,000 Rohingya people are living in after fleeing Myanmar.

Duration: 00:06:25


Victim's family upset at killer's sentence

9/21/2017
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Family members of Leslie Putt swore and yelled at the High Court in Auckland today as the man who fatally shot him was sentenced to six years and three months.

Duration: 00:03:39


Strongest storm in Puerto Rico in almost 100 years

9/21/2017
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Hurricane Maria has slammed into Puerto Rico as the strongest storm to hit the US territory in nearly 90 years. Juan Pablo Abreu describes the scene to John Campbell.

Duration: 00:04:42


Evening business for Thurs 21 Sept

9/21/2017
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News from the business sector, including a market report.

Duration: 00:03:27


Pensioners in poverty: Quarter of caravan park residents 65+

9/21/2017
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Increasing numbers of pensioners are struggling so much to make ends meet they're turning to campgrounds and caravan parks for accomodation. Zac Fleming reports.

Duration: 00:05:42

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