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RNZ: Checkpoint

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RNZ: Checkpoint

RNZ: Checkpoint

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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.

Latest Episodes

Over 200 film and tv workers to arrive in NZ by end of year

Despite border restrictions, more than 200 film and TV production workers will have arrived in New Zealand by the end of the year. The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has confirmed exemptions have now been made for seven productions. Some crew from Avatar and Jane Campion's Power of the Dog are already in the country thanks to an exemption made for essential workers. More than 100 exemptions are for the Lord of the Rings TV series, with others for Power Rangers, Cowboy Bebop, Sweet Tooth, and Greatest Beer Run Ever.

3 MIN2 d ago
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Over 200 film and tv workers to arrive in NZ by end of year

Building "green" to save money and lives

The building and construction sector generates about 20 percent of New Zealand's carbon emissions and 50 percent of material going to landfill. The Government has a plan to make building more sustainable - and lay the foundation for resilience against climate change. But is there a risk it will make houses more expensive and do nothing to fix the poor quality housing already built?

3 MIN2 d ago
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Building "green" to save money and lives

National leader condemn's backbencher's 'racist' press release

The National backbencher Hamish Walker has been pulled into line by his leader Todd Muller, over comments he made about New Zealanders returning from Asia. The Clutha-Southland MP put out a press release to raise the alarm about New Zealanders returning from India, Pakistan and Korea coming to hotels down south. The minister in charge of isolation facilities Megan Woods is not happy- saying the comments were racist.

2 MIN2 d ago
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National leader condemn's backbencher's 'racist' press release

Prince Andrew back in spotlight after Epstein case arrest

The arrest of sex offender Jeffrey Epstein's ex girlfriend could raise more awkward questions for Prince Andrew. British Socialite Ghislaine Maxwell was found in the US by the FBI and has been charged with helping procure underage girls for the financier who killed himself in a New York prison while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges

7 MIN2 d ago
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Prince Andrew back in spotlight after Epstein case arrest

PM believes hosting America's Cup still a good investment

Yesterday, the government stopped any further payments to America's cup events arm from a $40 million hosting fund, while allegations of taxpayer money mis-management are investigated by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. But Jacinda Ardern still believes hosting the America's Cup is a good investment.

2 MIN2 d ago
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PM believes hosting America's Cup still a good investment

Wilson Parking receives more than $1m in wage subsidy

The government's wage subsidy bill has now topped 12 billion dollars - with Wilson Parking among the companies to receive more money through the latest round of payments. Wilson's latest claim is for more than one million dollars, prompting questions about which companies the scheme is propping up as the government moves toward a carbon friendly economy. Nita Blake-Persen reports.

3 MIN2 d ago
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Wilson Parking receives more than $1m in wage subsidy

Bad news for Blues: Barrett's off to Japan

Buoyant Blues fans received a bad news reminder this morning. With the team riding high, unbeaten at the top of the Super Rugby Aotearoa table, first five Beauden Barrett confirmed he will take up a club contract in Japan next year. The sabbatical is part of the four-year deal the All Blacks star signed with New Zealand Rugby and the Blues this time last year. But while the Blues were well prepared for it, Clay Wilson found out the announcement has been a shock for long suffering supporters.

3 MIN2 d ago
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Bad news for Blues: Barrett's off to Japan

Victims, family members want to face mosque attacker

Victims and family of those injured and killed in the mosque terror attacks say they are determined to be in court for the killer's sentencing. Brenton Tarrant has pleaded guilty to 51 charges of murder, 40 of attempted murder and one charge under the Terrorism Suppression Act over the attacks on the Al Noor and Linwood mosques last year. He will be sentenced for those crimes in Christchurch on August 24th

3 MIN2 d ago
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Victims, family members want to face mosque attacker

Unlikely collective call for clearer border strategy

The former chief science advisor, Sir Peter Gluckman, the former prime minister Helen Clark and former Air New Zealand chief executive Rob Fyfe have co-authored a paper saying keeping the country isolated for too long will cause huge damage to the economy. The paper calls for a clear transparent strategy and questions whether those discussions can be sensibly had this close to an election.

6 MIN2 d ago
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Unlikely collective call for clearer border strategy

Auckland water pipes leaking 50 million litres a day

Auckland's drinking water pipes are leaking at least 50 million litres a day, far more than Aucklanders have been asked to save during the drought.

4 MIN2 d ago
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Auckland water pipes leaking 50 million litres a day

Latest Episodes

Over 200 film and tv workers to arrive in NZ by end of year

Despite border restrictions, more than 200 film and TV production workers will have arrived in New Zealand by the end of the year. The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has confirmed exemptions have now been made for seven productions. Some crew from Avatar and Jane Campion's Power of the Dog are already in the country thanks to an exemption made for essential workers. More than 100 exemptions are for the Lord of the Rings TV series, with others for Power Rangers, Cowboy Bebop, Sweet Tooth, and Greatest Beer Run Ever.

3 MIN2 d ago
Comments
Over 200 film and tv workers to arrive in NZ by end of year

Building "green" to save money and lives

The building and construction sector generates about 20 percent of New Zealand's carbon emissions and 50 percent of material going to landfill. The Government has a plan to make building more sustainable - and lay the foundation for resilience against climate change. But is there a risk it will make houses more expensive and do nothing to fix the poor quality housing already built?

3 MIN2 d ago
Comments
Building "green" to save money and lives

National leader condemn's backbencher's 'racist' press release

The National backbencher Hamish Walker has been pulled into line by his leader Todd Muller, over comments he made about New Zealanders returning from Asia. The Clutha-Southland MP put out a press release to raise the alarm about New Zealanders returning from India, Pakistan and Korea coming to hotels down south. The minister in charge of isolation facilities Megan Woods is not happy- saying the comments were racist.

2 MIN2 d ago
Comments
National leader condemn's backbencher's 'racist' press release

Prince Andrew back in spotlight after Epstein case arrest

The arrest of sex offender Jeffrey Epstein's ex girlfriend could raise more awkward questions for Prince Andrew. British Socialite Ghislaine Maxwell was found in the US by the FBI and has been charged with helping procure underage girls for the financier who killed himself in a New York prison while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges

7 MIN2 d ago
Comments
Prince Andrew back in spotlight after Epstein case arrest

PM believes hosting America's Cup still a good investment

Yesterday, the government stopped any further payments to America's cup events arm from a $40 million hosting fund, while allegations of taxpayer money mis-management are investigated by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. But Jacinda Ardern still believes hosting the America's Cup is a good investment.

2 MIN2 d ago
Comments
PM believes hosting America's Cup still a good investment

Wilson Parking receives more than $1m in wage subsidy

The government's wage subsidy bill has now topped 12 billion dollars - with Wilson Parking among the companies to receive more money through the latest round of payments. Wilson's latest claim is for more than one million dollars, prompting questions about which companies the scheme is propping up as the government moves toward a carbon friendly economy. Nita Blake-Persen reports.

3 MIN2 d ago
Comments
Wilson Parking receives more than $1m in wage subsidy

Bad news for Blues: Barrett's off to Japan

Buoyant Blues fans received a bad news reminder this morning. With the team riding high, unbeaten at the top of the Super Rugby Aotearoa table, first five Beauden Barrett confirmed he will take up a club contract in Japan next year. The sabbatical is part of the four-year deal the All Blacks star signed with New Zealand Rugby and the Blues this time last year. But while the Blues were well prepared for it, Clay Wilson found out the announcement has been a shock for long suffering supporters.

3 MIN2 d ago
Comments
Bad news for Blues: Barrett's off to Japan

Victims, family members want to face mosque attacker

Victims and family of those injured and killed in the mosque terror attacks say they are determined to be in court for the killer's sentencing. Brenton Tarrant has pleaded guilty to 51 charges of murder, 40 of attempted murder and one charge under the Terrorism Suppression Act over the attacks on the Al Noor and Linwood mosques last year. He will be sentenced for those crimes in Christchurch on August 24th

3 MIN2 d ago
Comments
Victims, family members want to face mosque attacker

Unlikely collective call for clearer border strategy

The former chief science advisor, Sir Peter Gluckman, the former prime minister Helen Clark and former Air New Zealand chief executive Rob Fyfe have co-authored a paper saying keeping the country isolated for too long will cause huge damage to the economy. The paper calls for a clear transparent strategy and questions whether those discussions can be sensibly had this close to an election.

6 MIN2 d ago
Comments
Unlikely collective call for clearer border strategy

Auckland water pipes leaking 50 million litres a day

Auckland's drinking water pipes are leaking at least 50 million litres a day, far more than Aucklanders have been asked to save during the drought.

4 MIN2 d ago
Comments
Auckland water pipes leaking 50 million litres a day
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