Checkpoint Top Stories for Friday 30 January 2015
It's been a big day in politics with National's Northland MP Mike Sabin quitting under a cloud and the Greens co-leader Russell Norman stepping down. Green Party co-leader Russel Norman is quitting the top job and is not ruling out leaving parliament altogether. Our parliamentary chief reporter Jane Patterson. The number of consents for new houses and apartments has hit its highest level since 2007. The Otago Regional Council is pleading for the Government to declare a drought as taps are turned off at irrigation dams.