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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

Super Rugby: 100 done for Aaron Cruden and the Chiefs

Cancer survivor and World Cup winner - the curtain will fall on Aaron Cruden's time in New Zealand rugby this weekend. The former All Black ran out for his 100th and last game for the Chiefs last weekend, and will watch his beloved team from the stands in Wellington on Saturday night before heading to Japan to join the Kobe club. The 31-year-old first-five returned to the side this season after a couple of years in France, and while he's loved being back, the Chiefs are winless in Super Rugby Aotearoa and have just one match left to send Cruden off on the right note. Rugby reporter Joe Porter has more.

3 MIN1 d ago
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Super Rugby: 100 done for Aaron Cruden and the Chiefs

Eliza McCartney goes high-tech to overcome injuries

Pole vaulter Eliza McCartney has gone high-tech in an effort to keep persistent injuries at bay and enable her to get to next year's Olympics. McCartney has been troubled with an achilles issue for a number of years. In the last six months she's been wearing data gathering bands on her ankles to determine the work load she's putting on her limbs. After missing almost all of 2019, McCartney's been vaulting again at a recent training camp. She told sports reporter Barry Guy it's done wonders for her confidence.

2 MIN1 d ago
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Eliza McCartney goes high-tech to overcome injuries

Three of NZ's youngest councillors reflect on a year in the job

Three of the country's youngest politicians believe they're making a real impact in their communities. It's been almost a year since the three were elected in local body elections, and it hasn't exactly been smooth sailing -- two of them say they've encountered bigoted views. The trio, who are all 19 years old, spoke to Eleisha Foon.

4 MIN1 d ago
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Three of NZ's youngest councillors reflect on a year in the job

Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairoa welcomes PGF's $1.5m for marae

Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairoa descendants are overjoyed they can do up their wharenui - while also attracting their rangatahi back to their marae - with over $1.5 million from the Provincial Growth Fund. The funding will support renovations on nineteen marae across Wairoa the Under-Secretary for Regional Economic Development Fletcher Tabuteau unveiled today. Meriana Johnsen has more.

2 MIN1 d ago
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Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairoa welcomes PGF's $1.5m for marae

Work starts on Auckland's third rail line

Work has started on a new railway line after a decades-long wait to free up one of Auckland's busiest choke points. The government-funded programme was announced today. Building a third line between Wiri and Quay Park near the CBD is a $315 million job, with the potential to support more than 400 jobs. KiwiRail chief executive Greg Miller says it's been needed for decades - comparing it to adding another lane of motorway. Greg Miller says he's confident the job will be completed before the City Rail Link project in central Auckland. The third main line is one of four city rail projects, worth more than $1 billion, funded by the government's infrastructure Upgrade Programme. Labour's transport spokesperson Phil Twyford says it will benefit the city - and the climate. Other projects include electrification from Pukekohe to Papakura, new stations in the south, and a large maintenance programme around the city.

1 MIN1 d ago
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Work starts on Auckland's third rail line

Restaurants, bars call for Kiwi workers as borders stay shut

Restaurants and bars around the country are scrambling for staff and say they can't fill even senior positions, with closed borders keeping both workers and clients away. But the Restaurant Association says now's the time for New Zealanders to stop looking down on hospitality and give it a go. And as Alex Perrottet and Nick Monro report, economists are warning the government that wage subsidies cannot be a long term solution.

5 MIN1 d ago
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Restaurants, bars call for Kiwi workers as borders stay shut

More testing needed amid concern over 'hidden pocket of Covid 19'

The Taranaki Medical Officer of Health says New Zealand finds itself "in the eye of a Covid-19 storm" and more testing is required to discover if there has been undetected transmission in the community. Dr Jonathan Jarman says new cases of Covid-19 are arriving at our borders every other day and we can't let our guard down. Our Taranaki Whanganui reporter Robin Martin has more.

4 MIN1 d ago
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More testing needed amid concern over 'hidden pocket of Covid 19'

Beirut blast Ammonium nitrate from leaky Russian cargo ship

The 2750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate which caused the fatal explosion first arrived on leaky Russian-registered cargo ship in Lebanon in September 2013.

2 MIN1 d ago
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Beirut blast Ammonium nitrate from leaky Russian cargo ship

Beirut explosion: 16 arrested as investigation grows

To Beirut now where Lebanese authorities have arrested 16 people, including the Port manager, as the investigation into Tuesday's fatal explosion which displaced a quarter of a million people continues. French President Emmanuel Macron made a dramatic visit to the site today calling for calm and an international inquiry as angry protests took place throughout the city. Macron vowed whilst aid would be forthcoming, Lebanon's leaders would need to end rife corruption first and he would be returning next month to follow-up. Adam Reed reports.

2 MIN1 d ago
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Beirut explosion: 16 arrested as investigation grows

Oranga Tamariki bosses front up to Waitangi Tribunal

Oranga Tamariki's bosses have fronted up to the Waitangi Tribunal today to explain why Māori fare so badly in the state care system. The tribunal's urgent inquiry is underway in Wellington. It comes just a day after the Chief Ombudsman released a scathing report into the Ministry which found babies were routinely being removed from their whānau, rather than in exceptional cases only. Te Aniwa Hurihanganui reports.

4 MIN1 d ago
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Oranga Tamariki bosses front up to Waitangi Tribunal

Latest Episodes

Super Rugby: 100 done for Aaron Cruden and the Chiefs

Cancer survivor and World Cup winner - the curtain will fall on Aaron Cruden's time in New Zealand rugby this weekend. The former All Black ran out for his 100th and last game for the Chiefs last weekend, and will watch his beloved team from the stands in Wellington on Saturday night before heading to Japan to join the Kobe club. The 31-year-old first-five returned to the side this season after a couple of years in France, and while he's loved being back, the Chiefs are winless in Super Rugby Aotearoa and have just one match left to send Cruden off on the right note. Rugby reporter Joe Porter has more.

3 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Super Rugby: 100 done for Aaron Cruden and the Chiefs

Eliza McCartney goes high-tech to overcome injuries

Pole vaulter Eliza McCartney has gone high-tech in an effort to keep persistent injuries at bay and enable her to get to next year's Olympics. McCartney has been troubled with an achilles issue for a number of years. In the last six months she's been wearing data gathering bands on her ankles to determine the work load she's putting on her limbs. After missing almost all of 2019, McCartney's been vaulting again at a recent training camp. She told sports reporter Barry Guy it's done wonders for her confidence.

2 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Eliza McCartney goes high-tech to overcome injuries

Three of NZ's youngest councillors reflect on a year in the job

Three of the country's youngest politicians believe they're making a real impact in their communities. It's been almost a year since the three were elected in local body elections, and it hasn't exactly been smooth sailing -- two of them say they've encountered bigoted views. The trio, who are all 19 years old, spoke to Eleisha Foon.

4 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Three of NZ's youngest councillors reflect on a year in the job

Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairoa welcomes PGF's $1.5m for marae

Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairoa descendants are overjoyed they can do up their wharenui - while also attracting their rangatahi back to their marae - with over $1.5 million from the Provincial Growth Fund. The funding will support renovations on nineteen marae across Wairoa the Under-Secretary for Regional Economic Development Fletcher Tabuteau unveiled today. Meriana Johnsen has more.

2 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairoa welcomes PGF's $1.5m for marae

Work starts on Auckland's third rail line

Work has started on a new railway line after a decades-long wait to free up one of Auckland's busiest choke points. The government-funded programme was announced today. Building a third line between Wiri and Quay Park near the CBD is a $315 million job, with the potential to support more than 400 jobs. KiwiRail chief executive Greg Miller says it's been needed for decades - comparing it to adding another lane of motorway. Greg Miller says he's confident the job will be completed before the City Rail Link project in central Auckland. The third main line is one of four city rail projects, worth more than $1 billion, funded by the government's infrastructure Upgrade Programme. Labour's transport spokesperson Phil Twyford says it will benefit the city - and the climate. Other projects include electrification from Pukekohe to Papakura, new stations in the south, and a large maintenance programme around the city.

1 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Work starts on Auckland's third rail line

Restaurants, bars call for Kiwi workers as borders stay shut

Restaurants and bars around the country are scrambling for staff and say they can't fill even senior positions, with closed borders keeping both workers and clients away. But the Restaurant Association says now's the time for New Zealanders to stop looking down on hospitality and give it a go. And as Alex Perrottet and Nick Monro report, economists are warning the government that wage subsidies cannot be a long term solution.

5 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Restaurants, bars call for Kiwi workers as borders stay shut

More testing needed amid concern over 'hidden pocket of Covid 19'

The Taranaki Medical Officer of Health says New Zealand finds itself "in the eye of a Covid-19 storm" and more testing is required to discover if there has been undetected transmission in the community. Dr Jonathan Jarman says new cases of Covid-19 are arriving at our borders every other day and we can't let our guard down. Our Taranaki Whanganui reporter Robin Martin has more.

4 MIN1 d ago
Comments
More testing needed amid concern over 'hidden pocket of Covid 19'

Beirut blast Ammonium nitrate from leaky Russian cargo ship

The 2750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate which caused the fatal explosion first arrived on leaky Russian-registered cargo ship in Lebanon in September 2013.

2 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Beirut blast Ammonium nitrate from leaky Russian cargo ship

Beirut explosion: 16 arrested as investigation grows

To Beirut now where Lebanese authorities have arrested 16 people, including the Port manager, as the investigation into Tuesday's fatal explosion which displaced a quarter of a million people continues. French President Emmanuel Macron made a dramatic visit to the site today calling for calm and an international inquiry as angry protests took place throughout the city. Macron vowed whilst aid would be forthcoming, Lebanon's leaders would need to end rife corruption first and he would be returning next month to follow-up. Adam Reed reports.

2 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Beirut explosion: 16 arrested as investigation grows

Oranga Tamariki bosses front up to Waitangi Tribunal

Oranga Tamariki's bosses have fronted up to the Waitangi Tribunal today to explain why Māori fare so badly in the state care system. The tribunal's urgent inquiry is underway in Wellington. It comes just a day after the Chief Ombudsman released a scathing report into the Ministry which found babies were routinely being removed from their whānau, rather than in exceptional cases only. Te Aniwa Hurihanganui reports.

4 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Oranga Tamariki bosses front up to Waitangi Tribunal
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