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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.

    Abuse led to a lifetime of anger, survivor tells Royal Commission

    Abuse led to a lifetime of anger, survivor tells Royal Commission

    An angry kid, to an angry youth and then angry adult sums up the life of abuse survivor, Leota Scanlon.
    He's fronted up to the Royal Commission into Abuse in Care's Pacific hearing in South Auckland.
    Our reporter, Andrew McRae is at the hearing.

    • 3 min
    Luuka Jones through to canoe slalom finals - latest from Tokyo

    Luuka Jones through to canoe slalom finals - latest from Tokyo

    In Tokyo, white water paddler Luuka Jones is on her way to the finals after just completing a strong run in the semi-finals of the K1 women's canoe slalom event.
    Jones won silver at the Rio de Janeiro Games and is hoping to add to her Olympic medal haul.
    Our reporter Maja Burry joins us from outside the canoe slalom centre in Tokyo.
     

    • 3 min
    Long road ahead in Buller clean-up after floods

    Long road ahead in Buller clean-up after floods

    It has been an emotional day for some West Coast residents, as it becomes clear hundreds of people will be forced into long-term accommodation, or will have to move altogether - after devastating floods just over a week ago.
    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was with West Coast MP and Agriculture Minister Damien O'Connor in flood-hit Westport today, where at least 100 homes have been deemed unlivable.
    It proved overwhelming for some - with authorities warning of a long clean-up ahead.
    Samantha Gee was there.

    • 3 min
    Principals, teachers, back cultural training to cut racism in education

    Principals, teachers, back cultural training to cut racism in education

    Principals and teachers say training teachers to stamp out racism is essential for improving the school system.
    They say some teachers find the lessons confronting. Cultural capability is one of three priorities for teacher training this year, and the Education Ministry is also rolling out Te Hurihanganui, a $48 million scheme billed as a game-changer for the way schools work.
    Here's our education correspondent, John Gerritsen.

    • 3 min
    Police Association boss congratulates jury in Epiha trial

    Police Association boss congratulates jury in Epiha trial

    Cop killer Eli Epiha did try to kill a second officer the day he shot dead Constable Matthew Hunt, according to a jury at his High Court trial.
    The jury has found him guilty of the attempted murder of Constable David Goldfinch - who he shot four times on a street in west Auckland last year.
    Outside court Matthew Hunt's mother Diane Hunt said it has been harrowing listening to the evidence in the past two weeks.
    Police Association boss Chris Cahill tells Lisa Owen he congratulates the jury on reaching its verdict.
     

    • 5 min
    Fiji Covid-19 crisis: Nearly 1,300 cases in past 24 hours

    Fiji Covid-19 crisis: Nearly 1,300 cases in past 24 hours

    The suffering continues in Fiji as Covid-19 cases soar amid its worsening health crisis.
    Close to 1,300 cases have been recorded in the last 24 hours, resulting in new curfew hours for the nation's main island of Viti Levu.
    It comes as Jacinda Ardern says she cannot influence the Fijian government to go into a lockdown.
    Eleisha Foon has the details.

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