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.
Greater Sydney faces further four weeks in Covid-19 lockdown
Greater Sydney will stay in lockdown for another four weeks.
The state has yet to get a grip on the growing number of delta variant cases - recording another 177 locally acquired cases today.
WorldWatch's Perlina Lau reports.
Pasifika artists hope for change as dawn raids apology nears
Just over 20 years ago at the end of the '90s, a generation of Pasifika dragged the memory of the Dawn Raids from under the rug.
Pacific creativity broke out into a hive of popularity, declaring an end to "national amnesia" on the racist immigration policy.
And now those behind some of Aotearoa's first art and entertainment inspired by the Dawn Raids, are reflecting, as the government prepares to say sorry.
RNZ Pacific's Mariner Fagaiava-Muller reports.
Piopiotahi cruise ship ban welcomed as a 'game changer'
Some Fiordland businesses are calling a new vision for Piopiotahi Milford Sound 'a game changer'.
The Milford Opportunities masterplan suggests charging foreigners an access fee, banning cruise ships and a new park and ride scheme.
Visitor numbers into Piopiotahi more than doubled in the six years to 2019, putting pressure on the iconic region.
Reporter Tess Brunton was at the launch.
Final phase of Covid-19 vaccine rollout begins in Aotearoa
The final phase of the mass vaccine rollout has begun with over 60s getting the call to be immunised against Covid-19.
The rollout for Group 4 will be staggered by age group - with by text or email invitations sent to book a time slot.
Just under 700,000 people are now fully vaccinated, which the Prime Minister says is a "good start".
Aanei te kai ripoata a Amy Williams.
Police reveal common cars on thieves shopping list
Police have crunched the numbers for stolen cars in Tamaki Makaurau in the past year, and there is a pattern.
Inspector Trevor Beggs tells Lisa Owen what is on car thieves' shopping list.
Queues for Covid-19 vaccine on Rakiura Stewart Island
Now to Rakiura-Stewart Island, where the first day of a two-day Covid vaccination clinic is underway. Locals were queuing before the clinic even opened its doors. Our reporter Timothy Brown and camera operator Nathan McKinnon have the story [embed] https://players.brightcove.net/6093072280001/default_default/index.html?videoId=6265526127001
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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.