Checkpoint

Wednesday 1 July 2015, with Mary Wilson & Jim Mora

Not all audio is available due to copyright restrictions.

Crown seeks preventive detention for elderly attacker

5:07 PM. The Crown is seeking preventive detention for a man attacked four elderly women includimg a 97 year old in Auckland .

napier teenager says she wasn't suspended for speech

5:14 PM. A Napier teenager admits she wasn't told she'd been suspended or stood down for giving a speech about bad teachers but says being told to stay away until a meeting with the principal amounts to the same thing.

Government confirms contaminated grain in MPI

5:21 PM. New Zealand First is questioning why maize has been imported from Bulgaria that's riddled with a noxious weed.

Hundreds of fans camp out for Super 15 final tickets

5:23 PM. Hundreds of rugby fans lined up outside Te Papa this morning overnight to get tickets for the Super 15 final match.

Wet wipes causing havoc for sewerage systems

5:25 PM. Wet Wipes are causing major problems for councils across the country.

Evening Business for 1 July 2015

5:33 PM. News from the business sector including a market report.

191 sheep die as shipment arrives in Mexico

5:35 PM. 191 sheep have died as the shipment of 50-thousand rams and ewes have arrived in Mexico after a 15 day voyage.

Labour raises questions over charter school funding

5:39 PM. The Minister of Education has been questioned about why a charter school has ended up with two and a half million dollars of unspent government funding, sitting in its bank.

Port worker "very seriously hurt" after crane topples

5:43 PM. A Port Otago worker is "very seriously" injured after a crane toppled over early this afternoon.

Subsided buses for Waikato University students

5:47 PM. The University of Waikato is going to put on a heavily subsidised bus service to get students from Tokoroa and Putaruru to the campus each day, and home again.

Te Manu Korihi News for 1 July 2015

5:52 PM. The Ngapuhi tribal council is standing by its man Sonny Tau, despite the leader stepping down from the chair of the iwi's treaty negotiation board. Mr Tau is being investigated by the Department of Conservation after he was caught with five dead native pigeons as he was about to leave Invercargill. Te Manu Korihi's Laura Bootham reports.

Auckland houses fail inspections as pressure builds

5:55 PM. Auckland is under pressure to build new houses, but more and more of them are failing to pass inspection.

Sports News for 1 July 2015

6:08 PM. An update from the team at RNZ Sport.

Greece becomes first country to default on IMF loan

6:12 PM. More now from Greece has it deals with becoming the first developed country to default on an International Monetary Fund loan.

It's resolved, says school, no it's not, retorts father

6:16 PM. A Napier college says it's resolved things with a girl who lambasted teachers in a speech, but her father's used a backyard news conference to reject that.

Auckland Council wants to hand running of community centres back to residents

6:24 PM. Auckland Council is offering local communities the chance to run some of their own projects and services as part of a cost cutting exercise.