Checkpoint

Friday 31 October 2014, with Mary Wilson & Jim Mora

Audio from Friday 31 October 2014

Not all audio is available due to copyright restrictions.

  • Focus on Politics for 31 October 2014 ( 17′ 48″ )

    06:36 The Government has passed new workplace laws that will affect collective bargaining, employees' breaks and strike action and it's already turning its attention to possible changes to the Holidays Act.

  • 'Watershed' for New Zealand's most dangerous industry ( 2′ 29″ )

    17:08 A forestry contractor who almost died cutting corners to try to make money says today is a huge turning point for New Zealand's most dangerous industry.

  • The forestry safety changes being sought ( 6′ 12″ )

    17:10 Loggers are harvesting more wood than ever before, but doing long hours with few breaks amid slack safety attitudes resulting in a thousand serious injuries and thirty-two deaths in six years.

  • New safety rules for adventure tourism come into force ( 3′ 31″ )

    17:16 New safety rules for adventure tourism come into force tomorrow but more than three quarters of the operators are still not registered.

  • Man on second strike avoids being jailed without parole ( 3′ 32″ )

    17:20 A gang member found guilty of murdering a man in Petone has avoided being jailed without parole despite being on his first warning under the three strikes legislation at the time the killing happened.

  • Gunman search continues as lockdown lifts ( 3′ 25″ )

    17:28 Pupils at an Invercargill school have been in lockdown in their school hall this afternoon while police hunt a gunman who tried to rob a local dairy.

  • Sports News for 31 October 2014 ( 1′ 34″ )

    17:32 An update from the team at RNZ Sport.

  • Evening Business for 31 October 2014 ( 2′ 9″ )

    17:35 News from the business sector including a market report.

  • Father unrepentant over ramming men ( 2′ 47″ )

    17:38 A Christchurch father who rammed a car in his four wheel drive, hitting one man, pinning another between two vehicles, says he'd do the same again to protect his son.

  • Gun-toting robber has prison term lengthened ( 2′ 31″ )

    17:43 An armed robber who targeted Asian tourists at some of Auckland's hot-spots is already serving a prison sentence for home invasions.

  • Te Manu Korihi News for 31 October 2014 ( 3′ 10″ )

    17:46 The Forest Industry Contractors Association is praising the findings of a major review into safety and workplace practices which recommend creating an industry action group, that includes a Māori representative. An auction house that sells many of the paintings created by reknowned artist Charles F. Goldie says they could be banned from leaving the country in the next few years. The police are stepping up their fence mending with Tuhoe, after the Te Urewera Raids of 2007. A rarely screened 1970s film by New Zealand's first Māori filmmaker will be revived on the big screen in Hawkes Bay this weekend.

  • Silver Ferns need to change mindset if they're going to win ( 3′ 19″ )

    17:49 England's netballers can claim their first Test series victory over New Zealand tonight in Palmerston North, while the Silver Ferns have one more chance to end their longest-ever losing streak.

  • NZ infectious disease specialist backs US nurse ( 3′ 49″ )

    17:53 A New Zealand specialist in infectious diseases is backing the American nurse who's defied a voluntary ebola quarantine and gone out for a bike ride.

  • Forestry owners, contractors waiting to commit to new safety ( 3′ 23″ )

    18:12 Forestry owners and contractors will not yet commit to introducing every recommendation an expert panel has suggested to stop people dying and being hurt in the industry.

  • Worksafe lays 12 charges against dive school over student death ( 4′ 44″ )

    18:16 Worksafe has laid twelve charges against the country's only commercial dive school over the death of a student.

  • What happens when you get hit by lightning ( 7′ 40″ )

    18:23 "When thunder roars - go indoors", that's the advice from an American professor who has investigated what happens to your brain when you're hit by lightning.

  • Sports News for 31 October 2014 ( 1′ 30″ )

    18:33 An update from the team at RNZ Sport.

  • Te Manu Korihi News for 31 October 2014 ( 3′ 11″ )

    18:44 An auction house that sells many of the paintings created by reknowned artist Charles F. Goldie says they could be banned from leaving the country in the next few years. The Forest Industry Contractors Association is praising the findings of a major review into safety and workplace practices which recommends creating an industry action group, that includes a Māori representative. A rarely screened 1970s film by New Zealand's first Māori filmmaker will be revived on the big screen in Hawkes Bay this Sunday. The Maori Affairs Committee is calling for more feedback from the public about the Maori Language bill.