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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.

    A gander and a duck - could it be true?

    A gander and a duck - could it be true?

    Rumours of an illicit rendezvous have reached Checkpoint all the way from Whangārei.
    There have been rumours a goose - a gander to be specific - had infiltrated a flock of ducks at Mair Park.
    Strutting his stuff like a dandy resulting in a strange and new kind of cross-breed of quackers waddling about.
    Could this be true? Not ones to leave a mystery unsolved, we called on expert birdman Robert Webb from the Whangārei Native Bird Recovery Centre to investigate. 

    • 6 min
    New study on Māori, Pasifika, elderly response to Covid-19 vaccine

    New study on Māori, Pasifika, elderly response to Covid-19 vaccine

    A clinical study getting underway in Rotorua and Christchurch will provide valuable information on how our the population responds to the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine.
    The study aims to enrol at least 300 adult participants with a focus on Maori, Pasifika, adults 65 years old and older, and those with co-morbidities associated with increased risk of Covid-19.
    The study will assess immune responses for up to 12 months after the last vaccine dose.
    Sela Jane Hopgood delves into what the study entails.

    • 3 min
    Ōtautahi hui on terrorism looks at role of online hate speech

    Ōtautahi hui on terrorism looks at role of online hate speech

    It was a crime made to go online. Words spoken at the conference in Christchurch on terrorism that today looked at the role online hate speech played in the March 15 mosque attacks.
    Our reporter Conan Young and cameraman, Nathan McKinnon were there.

    • 4 min
    Mark Orams predicts cross-country locations for next America's Cup

    Mark Orams predicts cross-country locations for next America's Cup

    Team New Zealand has tacked away from a big chunk of money offered by the government, and could be headed off-shore to defend the America's Cup.
    The government has confirmed it offered up a $99 million package to help keep the Cup here, but that's been rejected.
    And from Thursday Team NZ's free to negotiate with other countries interested in playing host.
    AUT professor of sailing Mark Orams talks to Lisa Owen.

    • 5 min
    Artist calls out racism after te reo Māori sticker gets graffiti complaint

    Artist calls out racism after te reo Māori sticker gets graffiti complaint

    Signs in te reo in a Kāpiti Coast town have prompted a graffiti complaint to the council.
    But the Ōtaki artist behind them says the real problem is racism.

    • 4 min
    Russell Museum baffled by bones dropped at doorstep

    Russell Museum baffled by bones dropped at doorstep

    Bones dropped off on the doorstep of the Russell Museum are baffling staff, archaeologists and iwi.
    They're also concerned the remains - found on Saturday - are human. Sam Olley reports.

    • 2 min

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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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