Checkpoint

Monday 7 May 2012, with Mary Wilson

Audio from Monday 7 May 2012

Not all audio is available due to copyright restrictions.

  • Checkpoint Top Stories for Monday 7 May 2012 ( 15′ 23″ )

    17:00 Package of 80 million taxpayer dollars for childcare so welfare dependent parents can go back to work. Thousands in compensation for women injured in a high speed boat trip and locked out and striking AFFCO meatworkers tried in vain to speak with the company's owners today.

  • Women get big payouts for breaking backs on tourist boat ( 3′ 37″ )

    17:08 Three women whose backs were broken on tourist boat rides in the Bay of Islands will be paid out tens of thousands of dollars by the company that injured them.

  • More from one of the injured passengers ( 4′ 1″ )

    17:12 Petula Patey is one of two passengers who suffered a broken back on Intercity's high speed boat in January last year.

  • Government provides costings of welfare changes ( 3′ 50″ )

    17:16 The Government will invest an extra 80-million-dollars in childcare to help beneficiaries back into work.

  • Evening Business for 7 May 2012 ( 2′ 25″ )

    17:24 News from the business sector including a market report.

  • Locked out meatworker on Talleys protest ( 3′ 40″ )

    17:26 Locked out and striking AFFCO meatworkers tried in vain to speak with the company's owners today, going to their homes in Motueka to try to meet them in person.

  • Sports News for 7 May 2012 ( 3′ 36″ )

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

  • Immigration fraud trial ( 2′ 50″ )

    17:36 A High Court judge has questioned how a wealthy Chinese businessman, accused of immigration fraud, managed to gain citizenship.

  • Dunedin aims for 10,000 new jobs in 10 years ( 3′ 13″ )

    17:42 The Dunedin city council has launched an economic plan to create 10,000 jobs and lift incomes by $10,000 in the next ten years.

  • Latest from Samoa on drugs raid shootings ( 2′ 53″ )

    17:45 To Samoa, where three police officers have been shot and injured during a drug raid in a village Faleatiu near Apia.

  • Manu Korihi News for 7 May 2012 ( 3′ 21″ )

    17:48 A central North Island iwi says the Government is unfairly putting the Waitangi Tribunal under pressure; The Waikato-Hauraki MP, Nanaia Mahuta, wants to make it easier for iwi and hapu to correct Maori placenames; The former chair of the Waikato-Tainui executive, Tukoroirangi Morgan, is no longer a tribal leader on the Iwi Chairs Forum, but is staying on to help the group; The Dryland Forests Initiative says many Maori communities would benefit from the development of a durable timber industry in New Zealand.

  • Fraud cases going unreported ( 3′ 23″ )

    17:52 An investigation has found nearly half of the recent fraud cases at District Health Boards, local authorities and universities and polytechs don't get reported to the police.

  • A warning a planned crack down on loan sharks ( 2′ 31″ )

    17:56 The Government's being warned a planned crack down on loan sharks could drive the industry further underground.

  • Lachan Kelly-Tumarae's mother on police investigation ( 5′ 49″ )

    18:09 A police investigation into the fatal shooting of a teenager near Napier last year has found the officer was justified in opening fire.

  • Passenger has permanent disability after accident on boat ( 3′ )

    18:15 Four women whose backs were broken on tourist boat rides in the Bay of Islands will be paid out tens of thousands of dollars by the companies that injured them.

  • Far right party makes huge gains in Greece ( 4′ 37″ )

    18:18 The political turmoil and public unrest about the economic situation in Greece has meant unprecented success for a neo-nazi party that's promising to clear out both legal and illegal immigrants.

  • Evening Business for 7 May 2012 ( 3′ 20″ )

    18:25 The listed company, Metlifecare, will become the biggest retirement village operator in the country if it gets approval to buy two rivals.

  • Evident George Gwaze's neice was near death ( 2′ 47″ )

    18:28 A nurse has told the High Court in Christchurch that that the ten year old girl at the centre of a murder trial was "obviously dying" when she was rushed to an emergency clinic.

  • Sports News for 7 May 2012 ( 3′ 27″ )

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

  • Prision for those linked with Arrowtown kidanpping ( 2′ 11″ )

    18:37 A court has heard how a group of men went on a drug and alcohol fuelled frenzy to deliver retribution on a drug dealer, using machetes and meat cleavers.

  • Taxi enforcement criticsed by taxi organisation ( 2′ 32″ )

    18:39 The Taxi Federation is accusing the Transport Agency of cutting back on policing taxis by stealth.

  • Unanimous opposition to asset sales at South Island hearing ( 1′ 47″ )

    18:42 There was unanimous opposition today at the South Island's only select committee hearing to the Government selling off parts of state-owned energy companies.

  • Ranger quits, says tramper safety system a DOC cop-out ( 2′ 7″ )

    18:44 A DOC ranger who's quit over a new tramper safety system is accusing the department of acting out of fear it'll be blamed for deaths in National Parks.

  • Manu Korihi News for 7 May 2012 ( 3′ 10″ )

    18:46 The Waikato-Hauraki MP, Nanaia Mahuta, wants to make it easier for iwi and hapu to correct Maori place-names; A central North Island iwi says the Government's unfairly putting the Waitangi Tribunal under pressure; The former chair of the Waikato-Tainui executive, Tukoroirangi Morgan, is no longer a tribal leader on the Iwi Chairs Forum, but is staying on to help the group; The Dryland Forests Initiative says many Maori communities would benefit from the development of a durable timber industry in New Zealand.

  • The stories making headlines in Latin America ( 4′ 34″ )

    18:50 To Latin America now where a fire at a drug rehabilitation centre in Peru has killed 14 people, firefighters there say the patients were locked in so could not escape.

  • Protesting meat workers send message to Talley family ( 2′ 15″ )

    18:55 Locked out and striking AFFCO meat workers say they want the company's owners to understand how hard it is for their families.