Checkpoint

Friday 24 October 2014, with Mary Wilson & Jim Mora

Audio from Friday 24 October 2014

Not all audio is available due to copyright restrictions.

  • Checkpoint Top Stories for Friday 24 October 2014 ( 25′ 53″ )

    17:00 A doctor becomes New York's first ebola case; NZ doctors asked not to decline caring for ebola patient; Canadian gunman not on national security threat list; Teachers Council considers complaint against principal; Claims Australia's refugee treatment 'crimes against humanity'; Research shows Moa died out soon after humans arrived in NZ. Presented by Liz Banas and Jim Mora.

  • A doctor becomes New York's first ebola case ( 7′ 50″ )

    17:08 A doctor has become New York's first ebola case, with city leaders admitting the man had been riding the subway and went to a bowling alley, hours before he became feverish.

  • NZ doctors asked not to decline caring for ebola patient ( 2′ 58″ )

    17:15 New Zealand doctors were given a firm reminder today they need to think very hard before declining to care for any patients with ebola. This follows confirmation from Middlemore Hospital that staff there won't be expected to provide ebola care if they'd rather not.

  • Canadian gunman not on national security threat list ( 5′ 54″ )

    17:22 The Ottawa gunman who killed a soldier before being shot dead in the parliament building was not on a national security threat list.

  • Malaysian diplomat due in Wellington ( 2′ 28″ )

    17:25 The Malaysian diplomat accused of a sex crime against a Wellington woman is expected to arrive in New Zealand, five months after an MFAT bungle let him go.

  • Rugby fever grips Taranaki ( 3′ 38″ )

    17:27 New Plymouth is in the grip of rugby fever ahead of Taranaki's attempt to make history tomorrow night and win the National Provincial title for the first time. More than 17,000 tickets have already been snapped up for the ITM Cup final against Tasman and it's hoped the 'sold out' signs will go up at Yarrow Stadium.

  • Market update ( 2′ 45″ )

    17:35 New Zealand shares rose, with the benchmark Top 50 Index hitting another record during the day.

  • New Zealand must not be complacent says former CIA terror chief ( 5′ )

    17:38 A former CIA terror chief says while the Ottawa gunman, Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, who attacked Canada's parliament has been identified as a 'lone wolf ', governments shouldn't be complacent.

  • BurgerFuel pulls out of Iraq because of Islamic State ( 2′ 22″ )

    17:42 New Zealand's BurgerFuel has pulled its only store out of Iraq because of the developing threat of Islamic State. The Auckland-based franchise has 26 stores in the Middle East and was planning to expand in Iraq and Libya.

  • Claims Australia's refugee treatment 'crimes against humanity' ( 3′ 51″ )

    17:45 The International Criminal Court has been asked to investigate the Australian government's treatment of asylum seekers, for crimes against humanity. In a letter to the ICC, independent MP, Andrew Wilkie, says Australia is violating international law and that would-be refugees who arrive by boat and then get sent to to Papua New Guinea and Nauru are being kept in conditions that amount to torture.

  • Teachers Council considers complaint against principal ( 1′ 57″ )

    17:49 The Teachers Council is investigating a school principal over his handling of allegations against a teacher sentenced this week for sex abuse.

  • Te Manu Korihi News for 24 October 2014 ( 3′ 5″ )

    17:52 More transparency in TVNZ Maori Programme shake up - TMP; TVNZ motivated by money - Maori Party; Ngati Manu say book about the area's history will be a welcome resource; and More urban Maori rangatahi attracted to work on the whenua.

  • Research shows Moa died out soon after humans arrived in NZ ( 3′ 1″ )

    17:57 It's been a source of ongoing debate in New Zealand - just when, and how, did the moa go extinct? Scientists at the University of Auckland have found the large birds died out just 200 years after Maori arrived in New Zealand in the mid 13th century.

  • Sports News for 24 October 2014 ( 3′ 16″ )

    18:08 An update from the team at RNZ Sport.

  • Ebola victim rides NY subway but city says he wasn't infectious ( 3′ 36″ )

    18:10 A doctor fresh from treating ebola victims in West Africa has become New York's first case, testing positive for the virus and being rushed into isolation in hospital.

  • US nursing leader cautious over NY assurances ( 4′ 38″ )

    18:15 The National Nurses union appears tomorrow at a congressional hearing into ebola in Washington DC.

  • The rugby final in New Plymouth ( 3′ 15″ )

    18:20 The national provincial rugby finals kick off without New Zealand's glamour unions competing for the titles.

  • Mexico town mayor wanted for 43 missing students ( 6′ 20″ )

    18:24 The governor of Guerrero, the Mexican state where over forty students have been missing for more than a month, says he's taking a period of leave. An arrest warrant has also been issued for the mayor of the town of Iguala.

  • Focus on Politics for 24 October 2014 ( 16′ 3″ )

    18:38 The Government's plans for the coming term have been laid out as MPs return to Parliament following last month's general election. But while it's back in action, it's going about its business under increased security after a shootout in the Canadian Parliament.

  • Te Manu Korihi News for 24 October 2014 ( 2′ 48″ )

    18:52 More transparency in TVNZ Maori Programme shake up - TMP; TVNZ motivated by money; More urban Maori rangatahi attracted to work on the whenua; Ngati Manu say book about the area's history will be a welcome resource.

  • Eight-month 'Hawaiian Mars' test begins ( 4′ 7″ )

    18:55 Six people have begun living inside a tiny white dome, isolated from civilization in Hawaii for an eight-month test to see how they'd cope on a mission to Mars.