5:08 PM.New Zealand Rugby CEO Steve Tew met with Louise Nicholas and Dr Jackie Blue today to discuss the letter they penned criticising the union's investigation into the Chiefs. Tew joins Checkpoint. Audio
5:21 PM.Checkpoint has asked the Minister for Women and the Sports Minister to comment on NZ Rugby's investigation into the Chiefs, but they weren't available or said it wasn't a matter for them. Video, Audio
5:26 PM.The man suing Colin Craig for defamation has faced questions in court about why he gave blogger Cameron Slater a copy of a poem the former Conservative Party leader had written to his press secretary.
5:42 PM.The wintery blast that's swept up the country has stranded 80 people on a Mt Ruapehu skifield, toppled shipping containers in Wellington and grounded inter-island ferries for another day. Audio