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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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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.

    Pole vaulter Eliza McCartney's final chance to qualify for Tokyo Olympics

    Pole vaulter Eliza McCartney's final chance to qualify for Tokyo Olympics

    Pole vaulter Eliza McCartney has one last chance to qualify for the Olympics tomorrow.
    The 24 year old has been plagued with injuries since winning bronze at the Rio Games in 2016.
    She has twice attempted to reach the Olympic standard in recent weeks but her ongoing archilles and ankle issues have kept her well below her best.
    McCartney admits the odds of her gaining Olympic qualification aren't great but told Barry Guy she feels obliged to give Tokyo one last attempt.

    • 3 min
    Abuse in care: More tragic stories from Lake Alice shared

    Abuse in care: More tragic stories from Lake Alice shared

    Warning: This report may be distressing for some listeners.
    A survivor of the adolescent unit at Lake Alice Psychiatric Hospital in the 1970s says she was raped by the head of the unit multiple times.
    Sixty-two-year-old Sharyn Collis has given evidence to the Royal Commission into Abuse in Care. She was 14 when she was first sent to the unit in 1973.
    RNZ reporter Andrew McRae has been at the hearing in Auckland.

    • 2 min
    Freight forwarding group respond to automation halt at Auckland port

    Freight forwarding group respond to automation halt at Auckland port

    Safety concerns have forced Ports of Auckland to suspend its automation progamme, after it lost control of a massive robotic straddle carrier that moves around shipping containers.
    In a statement it says a software fault saw the 70-tonne machine smacked one container into a stack of others.
    No one was hurt in the incident but programmes are suspended pending further investigation.
    The Port says it is increasing manual operations to keep freight moving.
    The beleaguered ports have been under the microscope over serious safety concerns and delays unloading freight.
    Chris Edwards from Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Federation talks to Lisa Owen.

    • 6 min
    Used condoms, tampons being flushed onto Wellington beaches

    Used condoms, tampons being flushed onto Wellington beaches

    Cotton buds, tampon wrappers, used-condoms, hair pins and razorblade-heads. You probably don't want to see any of these items again after being used, let alone washed up on our beaches.
    But with these items being regularly flushed down the toilet, unfortunately, they are.
    Our reporter Harry Lock and cameraman Samuel Rillstone hit Wellington's south coast for this report.

    • 5 min
    Opposition renews call for purpose-built MIQ facilities

    Opposition renews call for purpose-built MIQ facilities

    The opposition is renewing its call for purpose built MIQ facilities in the wake of an independent review of the current stock.
    The review - has made 82 recommendations to ensure the current managed isolation system is sustainable - among them, upgrading IT systems and strengthening iwi partnerships.
    Our political reporter Anneke Smith has more.

    • 3 min
    Air NZ full-year loss about $450m, hopes for international flights

    Air NZ full-year loss about $450m, hopes for international flights

    Air New Zealand is expecting to continue losing money over the next year or so until international travel starts coming back.
    The national carrier is forecasting its full year loss to be about $450 million, with next year likely to be about the same.
    Business reporter Nona Pelletier has the story.

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A great source for news from thought New Zealand. With episodes generally on the shorter side, and covering a wide range of topics, RNZ’s Checkpoint is a great way to check in on what’s been going on throughout the country, and a great mix-in to add with the rest of your podcast feed.

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