Checkpoint

Tuesday 25 November 2014, with Mary Wilson & Jim Mora

Audio from Tuesday 25 November 2014

Not all audio is available due to copyright restrictions.

  • Checkpoint Top Stories for Tuesday 25 November 2014 ( 22′ 25″ )

    17:00 John Key on why he has nothing to apologise for - even though a spy agency has said sorry and Judith Collins is cleared and could make it back into Cabinet.

  • Direct link between PM's office and blogger ( 4′ 33″ )

    17:08 A report by the SIS watchdog shows there is a direct link between the Prime Minister's office and blogger Cameron Slater's offical information request for damaging SIS docments about former Labour leader Phil Goff.

  • SIS apologises for inaccurate and misleading information. ( 6′ 24″ )

    17:12 The head of the SIS has made three separate apologies for the mistakes of her predecessor Dr Warren Tucker who left at the end of April.

  • Judith Collins is cleared and could make it back into Cabinet ( 6′ 48″ )

    17:19 The senior National MP Judith Collins has been cleared of accusations that as a Cabinet Minister she was part of a smear campaign against the head of the Serious Fraud Office.

  • Corrections admits Smith should never have been released ( 4′ 19″ )

    17:25 The department that runs prisons has admitted its release plan for escaped paedophile and killer Phillip Smith was overly ambitious, misinformed and should have never been considered.

  • Today's market update ( 2′ 2″ )

    17:34 The New Zealand dollar fell against the currencies of all the country's major trading partners today, with the exception of the Australian dollar.

  • Ferguson Grand Jury decides 'no indictment' for police officer ( 8′ 56″ )

    17:36 There are gunshots and tear gas on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, tonight, after a grand jury decided not to charge a white police officer for shooting dead a young unarmed black man.

  • Key grilled over his role in SIS leak ( 3′ 40″ )

    17:45 Returning to our lead story, the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security's inquiry into the spy agency information used by a rightwing blogger.

  • Foreign Fighters Bill introduced. ( 4′ 45″ )

    17:49 Meanwhile, the Government has introduced the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill to Parliament under urgency and it is expected to be law within the next two weeks.

  • CCTV shows footage of man's 25 metre fall overboard ( 2′ 17″ )

    17:54 An 84 year old man's 25 metre fall overboard from a cruise ship has been captured on CCTV.

  • Maori communities create own suicide prevention initiatives ( 3′ 19″ )

    17:56 Maori communities are creating their own ground-breaking intiatives to help tackle suicide amongst tangata whenua.

  • Sports News for 25 November 2014 ( 2′ 55″ )

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

  • Prime Minister is insisting his office is in the clear ( 3′ 29″ )

    18:12 The Prime Minister is insisting his office is in the clear over the spy agency information that Whale Oil blogger Cameron Slater used to embarrass the Labour Party leader in an election year.

  • Judge says man who slashed woman's throat sick not bad ( 2′ 42″ )

    18:16 A Judge has told a man who slashed the throat of a pregnant woman that his mental health problems were partly to blame for the attempted murder and he is sick, not bad.

  • Returning to the streets of Ferguson, Missouri ( 1′ 37″ )

    18:19 Returning now to the streets of of Ferguson, Missouri, after a grand jury decided not to charge Darren Wilson , a white police officer , for the fatal shooting of the young unarmed black man, Michael Brown

  • Greens' leader on SIS inquiry ( 3′ 53″ )

    18:20 As Mr Key was speaking to reporters outside the House the Green Party co-leader, Russel Norman, called out that he should step down.

  • Collins cleared by Govt inquiry ( 2′ 27″ )

    18:24 National MP Judith Collins has been cleared of allegations that as a Cabinet Minister she was part of a smear campaign against the head of the Serious Fraud Office.

  • IPCA investigates police chase ending with 5 in hospital ( 2′ 2″ )

    18:26 An investigator from outside Canterbury has been brought in to look into the police handling of a car chase that ended with five people in hospital, one of them in a critical condition.

  • Prisoner inquest told no doctor called ( 3′ 33″ )

    18:36 The manager of an Otago prison at the time a prisoner died of a suspected overdose has confirmed for the first time no doctor was told the man was being put in an at-risk cell.

  • Opotiki's mayor storms out on Air NZ ( 4′ 52″ )

    18:39 The Mayor of Opotiki walked out of a meeting with Air New Zealand today after the company refused to rethink its closure of some rural air routes.

  • Law Commission to revisit sex offence trials ( 3′ )

    18:44 Top lawyers are resuming work on changing how courts try sex crimes after a change of tack by the new Justice Minister.

  • 14-yr-old Islamic State supporter one of Sydney's youngest ( 3′ 5″ )

    18:47 In Australia, details have started to emerge about the 14-year-old boy who yelled death threats at Christian school students and flew an Islamic State flag through western Sydney.

  • Te Manu Korihi News for 25 November 2014 ( 3′ 29″ )

    18:50 The Waitangi Tribunal has called out the Ngapuhi leader Sonny Tau over comments he's made about the Tribunal; The Former Maori Affairs Minister, Pita Sharples, is disappointed in Willie Jackson for taking legal action against a Auckland's Maori Statutory Board selection process; Iwi chairs from across the country will discuss issues relating to freshwater, mining and housing at their annual meeting, which started just under an hour ago in Tauranga; Maori communities are creating their own initiatives to help tackle suicide amongst tangata whenua; A Tauranga Maori historian is questioning the Prime Minister's knowledge about New Zealand's past.

  • New rules to cut drone hazards ( 4′ 8″ )

    18:54 People flying their unmanned drones in towns and cities face tighter restrictions as the Civil Aviation Authority tries to cut down on hazards.