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.
Long-serving staffer at NZ High Commission in India dies
A long-serving staff member at the New Zealand High Commission in New Delhi has died of Covid-19.
The Indian staff member started working at the Commission in 1986 - when Sir Edmund Hillary was High Commissioner.
He died in hospital on the 16 May.
Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta says she was deeply saddened to learn of the staff members death.
National divided over Maori co-governance, targeted funding
National MPs are singing from different song sheets - with some now throwing their support behind Māori co-governance and targeted funding.
Leader Judith Collins has been accusing the government of trying to create two systems by stealth.
Here's political reporter Katie Scotcher.
Alleged hammer attack at Tauranga children's netball game
An alleged hammer attack on the sidelines of a kids netball game has one sports centre thinking about extra security.
Police are investigating after the incident at the Tauranga Netball Centre on Saturday afternoon where two men allegedly got into a fight - bystanders intervened to calm the situation.
Several teams of primary and intermediate aged children were playing at the time.
Tauranga Netball Centre manager Tracy Walters describes the scene.
ACC claims process broken - sexual abuse survivors
Sexual abuse survivors say the ACC claims process is broken. Figures revealed today show almost nobody makes it through the system with approval.
Only five percent of sexual abuse claims are approved, and those who make it through say the process is traumatising, frustrating and long.
They say the system needs a complete overhaul.
Ben Strang reports.
Govt's immigration 'reset' scapegoating, migrants say
Migrants have hit back at the so-called immigration "reset" saying it uses them as a 'scapegoat' for problems with housing, infrastructure and worker welfare.
The government has signalled a change of direction, with cuts to the number of incoming temporary migrants and a focus on attracting more highly-skilled workers instead.
Katie Todd reports.
Ōpiki, Tokomaru - two towns no council seems to want
Opiki and Tokomaru residents in the Manawatu want to break away from their current council, which they say has neglected them for years, and forge a new future with Palmerston North.
They feel more connected to Palmy - they work, shop and go to school there - and say it's only right their rates are paid to that council as well.
But, there's just one catch, Palmy doesn't want them.
Emma Hatton and visual journalist Samuel Rillstone took a trip to the mighty Manawatū to see what the story is.
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