5:08 PM.Foreign buyers will be banned from purchasing existing homes in New Zealand from early 2018. Economic Development Minister David Parker tells John Campbell homes are to be lived in, not traded by… Read moreVideo, Audio
5:14 PM.National leader Bill English repeatedly dodged questions about MP Jian Yang's past, including teaching spies in China, saying journalists should ask him directly. John Campbell tried to do just that.
5:43 PM.Three Westland District Council staff have been paid a total of $230,000 in severance payments and the council has a $2m deficit in it annual operating costs. Earlier this week it was revealed that… Read moreAudio
6:08 PM.Residents of Invercargill and Bluff are being urged to conserve water after an explosion at a water pumping station put a worker in hospital. Water manager Alister Murray joins Checkpoint. Audio
6:25 PM.In "Sewage Surfer" a seahorse lugs a cotton bud in the changing tide of Indonesia. Nature photographer Justin Hofman is nominated for International Wildlife Photographer of the Year. Video, Audio