20 Jan 2015

Checkpoint Top Stories for Tuesday 20 January 2015

From Checkpoint, 5:00 pm on 20 January 2015

Parched farmers are agitating for Government action over freeing up water from Lake Tekapo, saying if they had alpine water they wouldn't be in such dire straits. Four children are lucky to be alive after trying to cross Nelson harbour in a blow-up boat, triggering a major rescue. A police chase turned into a police escort for a speeding midwife taking a woman in heavy labour, to a Far North hospital yesterday morning.