Checkpoint

Thursday 24 July 2014, with Mary Wilson & Jim Mora

Audio from Thursday 24 July 2014

Not all audio is available due to copyright restrictions.

  • Checkpoint Top Stories for Thursday 24 July 2014 ( 23′ 58″ )

    17:00 Police failings in Rewa serial rapist case; Police apologise for not investigating Rewa rape complaint properly; Brownlee keeps job; Kiwirail commuter trains have got to slow down at Melling; National's Claudette Hauiti admits misspending; Businesses says better late than never after RBNZ signals OCR pause.

  • Police failings in Rewa serial rapist case ( 3′ 33″ )

    17:08 The police failed to properly investigate the first known attack in 1987 by serial rapist Malcolm Rewa who went on to assault at least 24 other women, including murder victim Susan Burdett.

  • Police apologise for not investigating Rewa rape complaint ( 4′ 40″ )

    17:12 Assistant police commissioner, Malcolm Burgess, admits officers failed Rewa's first victim, complainant A.

  • Brownlee keeps job ( 2′ 48″ )

    17:17 The man responsible for the country's aviation security has held on to his job despite breaching security at Christchurch airport this morning.

  • Kiwirail commuter trains have got to slow down at Melling ( 4′ 28″ )

    17:20 Safety investigators have told Kiwirail commuter trains going into Wellington's Melling Station have got to slow down to avoid any more collisions.

  • National's Claudette Hauiti admits misspending ( 4′ 56″ )

    17:24 The National list MP Claudette Hauiti has fronted up to the media today and publicy admitted she misspent taxpayers funds on petrol, and on a fee to change a plane ticket to Australia.

  • Businesses says better late than never after RBNZ signals OCR pause ( 3′ 9″ )

    17:28 It's better late than never! That's how businesses are reacting to the Reserve Bank's decision to put the breaks on further interest rate rises.

  • Evening Business for 24 July 2014 ( 2′ 40″ )

    17:35 The New Zealand dollar fell more than a US cent today after the Reserve Bank repeated its warning that the high currency is unjustified.

  • Tuhoe celebrate the passing of their Treaty claim ( 3′ 30″ )

    17:38 Tuhoe leaders are celebrating what they describe as a historic moment in the struggle for rangatiratanga or self-determination.

  • 40 bodies from MH17 arrived at airforce base in Netherlands ( 2′ 52″ )

    17:42 The bodies of 40 of the passengers on the Malaysian airliner that was shot down over Ukraine arrived at an airforce base at the Netherlands earlier today.

  • National standards results show little change ( 4′ 9″ )

    17:45 Improvements in reading, writing and maths have slowed to a crawl, and in some regions children's results have worsened.

  • Council votes to proceed with big Wanaka subdivision ( 3′ 8″ )

    17:49 A major subdivision that will increase the size of Wanaka by a massive 50 percent has won approval.

  • Glasgow Commonwealth Games open ( 2′ 27″ )

    17:53 The first of New Zealand's athletes will begin competing at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in just a couple of hours time and we could win our first medal overnight.

  • Tape played to court of teen talking about attack ( 3′ 8″ )

    17:55 The teenager accused of murdering a homeless man started out telling police he only hit the man once, with a knockout blow.

  • Sports News for 24 July 2014 ( 3′ 26″ )

    18:07 An update from the team at RNZ Sport.

  • Rewa serial rape inquiry just bad policing - ex detective ( 9′ 35″ )

    18:12 The police failed to properly investigate the first known attack by serial rapist Malcolm Rewa who went on to assault at least 24 other women over nine years, including murder victim Susan Burdett.

  • Interim TIAC report on Melling incident ( 3′ 2″ )

    18:21 The Rail and Maritime Transport Union says train drivers have lost confidence in the reliability of the braking system on Wellington's commuter train network.

  • Train drivers 'lose confidence' in Wellington braking system ( 5′ )

    18:25 Jim Mora speaks with Rail and Maritime Transport Union's Wayne Butson who says there have been numerous reports about braking system irregularities.

  • Evening Business for 24 July 2014 ( 2′ 32″ )

    18:34 The New Zealand dollar fell one and a quarter US cents today after the Reserve Bank repeated its warning that the high currency is unjustified.

  • Sharples and Turia's valedictories ( 2′ 33″ )

    18:36 The Maori Party's two founding co-leaders, Tariana Turia and Pita Sharples, have bowed out of parliamentary politics today by defending their party's links to National.

  • Parliament passes Tuhoe settlement bills ( 3′ 59″ )

    18:43 One of the country's most significant Treaty claims has finally been settled today, with the passing of legislation on Tuhoe's claim.

  • 15 possum traps found in Dunedin Park ( 2′ 44″ )

    18:47 The Dunedin City Council is warning bush walkers to watch their step after 15 leg hold possum traps were found on a popular track, within walking distance of a primary school, high school, a play centre, a scout hall and a highly used dog walking area.

  • Te Manu Korihi News for 24 July 2014 ( 3′ 22″ )

    18:50 A Human Rights Review Tribunal Hearing has heard that a complaint about two cartoons should be dismissed to ensure freedom of expression is not unreasonably restricted; A contentious bill to put the job of revitalising Te Reo in the hands of iwi has had its first reading in Parliament; Meanwhile, the Mana movement says Parliament and the Crown is being let off the hook, with plans to shift control of Te Reo to an iwi-led group; The retiring Minister of Maori Affairs, Pita Sharples, admits that he didn't want to become an MP and would've preferred to have stayed a community advocate; Legislation to return ancestral sites to Auckland tribes has been passed by Parliament.

  • Weta workshop wows fans at Comic-con ( 5′ 19″ )

    18:55 Middle Earth has relocated to California...for a few days anyway. Weta Workshop has taken Smaug and an array of other Hobbit memorabilia to the three-day Comic-con event in San Diego.