4 Feb 2015

Checkpoint Top Stories for Wednesday 4 February 2015

From Checkpoint, 5:00 pm on 4 February 2015

Two major fires have forced evacuations of homes, schools and a nursery in Christchurch and rural Canterbury this afternoon. In Jordan there's been a swift response to the grisly killing of one of its fighter pilots who was shown being burnt alive by Islamic State in a graphic video. The Reserve Bank is ruling out a cut in interest rates for now, with its governor, Graeme Wheeler reiterating that the cost of borrowing is on hold for some time.