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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.

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    • 4.4 • 38 Ratings

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.

    Will Key's comments help or hinder Collins' leadership?

    Will Key's comments help or hinder Collins' leadership?

    As the National Party works to rebuild its reputation with the New Zealand public, its former leader has made a Covid-19 comeback criticising the government's pandemic response.
    But as political reporter Charlie Dreaver reports, it's unclear whether Sir John Key's war of words will help or hamper Judith Collins' precarious position as leader.

    • 3 min
    Door to door Covid-19 testing underway in Auckland

    Door to door Covid-19 testing underway in Auckland

    Door-to-door Covid-19 testing in Auckland is being seen as a way to help Auckland out of a costly lockdown.
    Mobile testing vans have been visiting suburbs where the virus has been circulating, and knocking on doors to offer tests and vaccines.
    A public health expert says it's a good use of resources and should be expanded. Jordan Bond reports.

    • 3 min
    Home isolation possibility a game changer for horticulture tech company

    Home isolation possibility a game changer for horticulture tech company

    For businesses home isolation will be a game changer; employees can get overseas and back without having to compete for a spot in MIQ.
    The government's revealed it will start a pilot scheme next month - capped at 150 people who must be citizens and fully vaccinated.
    The criteria will be announced on Wednesday with expressions of interest opening on Thursday. Frost Fans - which provides equipment around the world to protect crops - is keen.
    Chief executive Andrew Priest talks to Lisa Owen.

    • 4 min
    Seymour up, Collins down in latest poll - political analysis

    Seymour up, Collins down in latest poll - political analysis

    Labour and National have both taken a hit in the latest One News Colmar-Brunton poll - with the Act Party proving the big winner.
    Tonight's poll puts Labour at 43 percent - down 3 - and National at 26 percent - also down 3. Act are at 14 percent - up 5 points. The Green Party on 8 percent - no change there.
    As for preferred Prime Minister - Jacinda Ardern is still in the lead on 44 percent - but she's down 4 points, while Judith Collins falls behind David Seymour - who is on 11 percent.
    Our political editor Jane Patterson joins me now from our Parliament studio.

    • 6 min
    Water reforms: Christchurch sees 'glass half empty'

    Water reforms: Christchurch sees 'glass half empty'

    The government's plans to transfer control of water infrastructure from councils to a new agency took another blow on Monday.
    The proposal has already been rejected by the country's largest council, Auckland, and this morning the next largest one, Christchurch, formally registered its disapproval.
    Conan Young reports.

    • 3 min
    Questions swirl around vaccine passports and legalities

    Questions swirl around vaccine passports and legalities

    As Aotearoa looks to the future of its Covid-19 response, there is increasing talk about how businesses will deal with mixing the vaccinated with the unvaccinated.
    Maybe it is a vaccine passport, but there are questions about the legality of enforcing it and who would hold responsibility - the government or businesses?
    Some of the big names in Wellington's hospitality scene are on the fence about it. Our reporter Jake McKee and cameraman Samuel Rillstone went to find out why.

    • 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

fielder47 ,

Would subscribe but

JC is the man and I love checkpoint but the way it's chopped completely spams my feed and gets in the way. Would prefer just the whole programme tbh.

Rrrrsout ,

Splitting the feed is a great idea

Love the way RNZ splits this feed. It helps a lot with content triaging as the headline and summary already bring enough information on whether one is interested in listening or just rather skipping. Most podcast apps allow for easily managing what I prioritise in my feed with this structure. They also have autoplay, so it doesn’t make much difference for those that just want to hear the entire thing. All news podcast could follow this example in my opinion.

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