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.
Onga Onga locals criticise 'shambles' proposed development
Locals in a small, rural district in Hawke's Bay are worried a proposed large housing development will destroy their beloved landscape forever.
A couple wants to build more than 300 homes near the tiny towns of Tikokino and Onga Onga in Central Hawke's Bay.
But not everyone's happy.
Anei te ripoata a Tom Kitchin i te matau a maui - Tom Kitchin reports from Hawke's Bay.
Some families in Delta outbreak given all clear to leave MIQ
Some families impacted by this latest Delta outbreak have been given the all clear to leave quarantine.
They are being supported by Pasifika groups with temporary housing bridging a gap before they head home because others in their households are self-isolating.
Four families came out of quarantine today and our reporter Louise Ternouth and camera operator Marika Khabazi caught up with them.
'Devastated' woman who could not return from Australia faces pension cut
A pensioner stranded in Queensland with serious health issues is struggling to pay for her medication and is desperate to get home to Hokianga before her superannuation is cut off.
Northland feral dog caught, chipped with GPS to track animals
A Northland farmer grappling with feral dogs attacking her stock has managed to catch one and fit it with a GPS collar.
The issue came to a head in July when more than a hundred stock were killed on a sheep and beef farm just south of Cape Rēinga.
Efforts by hunters to control the feral dogs were unsuccessful and the attacks have continued with 26 sheep mauled just a couple of days ago.
Despite this, farm owner Anne Marie Nilsson says progress has been made.
Auckland Zoo's three new lions quarantine after trip from Australia
MIQ is doing a roaring trade at the moment but it is not the kind you might think. Auckland Zoo's three new lions are currently quarantining after coming here from Australia.
Twin sisters Aziza and Kibibi and their half sister Ilola have arrived about five months after the zoo was forced to put down two elderly lions because of health issues.
Warren Spencer is Auckland Zoo's Senior Curator of Mammals and joins Lisa Owen with the latest.
NZ, Canada not part of new US-UK-AUS security partnership
Three of New Zealand's traditional allies have announced a major security partnership - the US, UK, and Australia - but New Zealand itself did not get an invite.
Opposition parties are asking why New Zealand missed out - but the Prime Minister says it's no surprise.
Here's our deputy political editor Craig McCulloch.
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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.