5:08 PM.Eighty-thousand students will pay no fees next year thanks to the government's zero fees policy. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the government will pay fees up to $12,000 each for each student. Video, Audio
5:16 PM.Environmentalists are disappointed at Auckland Council's decision not to close the Waitakere Ranges in a bid to stop the spread of kauri dieback. Councillor Penny Hulse joins Checkpoint. Video, Audio
5:38 PM.With rents rising, many longtime residents are being booted out of their rentals to make way for holidaymakers. Eva Corlett spoke to some islanders who now rely on a weekly soup kitchen. Video, Audio
5:43 PM.Hundreds of refugees arrive in New Zealand each year, and they call the Mangere Refugee Settlement Centre home for the first six weeks they are here. Zac Fleming took a tour of the centre. Read moreAudio
5:52 PM.The man's former teacher is on trial for historic sex abuse at one of New Zealand's most prestigious schools. He told the court he waited until both his parents were dead before coming forward. Video, Audio
6:24 PM.The Athletics New Zealand International Series in March, just two weeks before the Commonwealth Games, will feature events in Timaru, Christchurch, Auckland and the iconic Cooks Gardens in Whanganui.