26 Apr 2013

Checkpoint Top Stories for Friday 26 April 2013

From Checkpoint, 5:00 pm on 26 April 2013

Heavy traffic jam in Auckland following crash; Accused placed before judge in controversial trial; Deadly fire in Russian hospital; UK avoids triple dip recession; Earthquake engineers told it will get easier; Man pleads guilty to unusual drink-drive charge; and Australian mining magnate wants to be next leader.