26 Jan 2015

Checkpoint Top Stories for Monday 26 January 2015

From Checkpoint, 5:00 pm on 26 January 2015

The family of two brothers who drowned at Gisborne's Makarori Beach is tonight helping police with the search for one of them. A fire has closed the highway over Arthur's Pass with hot wind fanning the flames which stretch along the roadside. And with us now is Department of Conservation fire technical support officer Craig Alexander. Safety officials want children banned from riding quad bikes or motorcycles following the death of a six-year-old girl in Wairarapa yesterday. The leader of the left-wing party, Syriza, that's swept to an historic win in Greece's election is promising an end to austerity.