20 Jan 2012

Checkpoint Top Stories for Friday 20 January 2012

From Checkpoint, 5:00 pm on 20 January 2012

Four men have just appeared in an Auckland court with the United States seeking to extradite them over an alleged massive online piracy scheme. TrustPower says it has four power plants ready to build in the South Island but it won't because of the cost of running the interisland electricity cable .A man working on demolishing Christchurch's Hotel Grand Chancellor is in a critical condition after a fall on the top floor of the building. And the Republican presidential hopeful, Newt Gingrich, is defendeding himself against allegations that he asked his second wife for an open marriage.