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.
'We are scared' - survivors urge more action on sexual violence
We are here before you, because we are scared" - that was the message to Wellington councillors from the Alliance Against Sexual Violence this morning.
Three weeks on from their rally which called for more action against sexual violence, members are now voicing the demands to the politicians.
They want more funding for prevention organisations, better street safety, and more prevention and intervention training for hospitality staff. Harry Lock reports.
Golf course development critics claim house values will drop
Rotorua residents fighting to save Rotorua's Springfield Golf Course claim a proposed development on the site could wipe up to $100,000 off the values of neighbouring houses.
But the group Saving Springfield says it is not about the money.
Smiles between Mahuta, Payne despite trans-Tasman tensions
Australia and New Zealand's foreign ministers were all smiles during their first face-to-face meeting, despite an assortment of festering trans-Tasman tensions.
Marise Payne has made quick use of the new two-way travel bubble, flying in yesterday and departing tomorrow.
And in a carefully choreographed media conference this afternoon, every word was carefully chosen.
Here's RNZ deputy political editor Craig McCulloch.
Isolated NZers want to be heard on health reform
People living in isolated areas lacking health services want their voices heard, following the health reforms announcement.
Health Minister Andrew Little says a new entity - Health NZ - will strive to make sure everyone, no matter where they live, will have access to the same level of health care.
But in more remote parts of the country people fear being forgotten and want to see issues they're facing, addressed.
Eleisha Foon reports.
What it's like at a Sydney GP's Covid-19 vaccination clinic
A Sydney GP says Australian vaccination clinics have faced transparency and supply issues in their bid to help protect the country against Covid-19.
The Commonwealth-funded, GP-led vaccination clinics are part of Australia's vaccine rollout.
So far, more than 1.6 million doses of the vaccine have been delivered across Australia. That's a far cry from that government's initial target of vaccinating four million people by the end of March.
As New Zealand's Ministry of Health works through the details of how GP clinics will be used in our own vaccine rollout, reporter Tess Brunton and videographer Simon Rogers visited a GP-led vaccination clinic in Sydney to find out how it's working there.
Health reforms: GPs, public hope for cheaper, easier access
The public and doctors hope general practices will be cheaper and easier to access once health reforms take place.
The government has announced a major shake up to the country's health system, with one entity to replace DHBs.
Jordan Bond reports.
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