5 Feb 2015

Checkpoint Top Stories for Thursday 5 February 2015

From Checkpoint, 5:00 pm on 5 February 2015

A forest fire in Marlborough is burning out of control tonight and crews intent on saving houses are now also facing another outbreak nearby. A pilot helping fight the big Marlborough fire walked away largely unscathed after ditching into the Wairau River while trying to fill his monsoon bucket. A woman caught up in a high speed police chase on the wrong side of the motorway in Wellington last year wants the officer punished for what he did. The Prime Minister has used his speech at Waitangi to justify support of the international fight against Islamic State.