5:09 PM.It will be a return to early childhood centres and school, but only for some. Bars, restaurants and cafes will remain closed along with gyms, museums and movie theatres.
Takeaways and drive-thrus… Read more Audio
5:15 PM.Businesses operating under Covid-19 Alert Level Three will be able to stretch their legs somewhat - provided social distancing and health and safety measures are in place.
The Prime Minister has… Read more Audio
5:22 PM.Under Covid-19 Alert Level Three New Zealand's glamorous shopping strips have become ghost towns and there are fears they might never be the same again.
Expensive rents and a sales downturn meant the… Read more Video, Audio
5:35 PM.Former travel managers, bar staff, event crew, and lighting technicians are among the dozens of staff who have started jobs stacking shelves at a new Countdown supermarket.
The Auckland store is New… Read more Video, Audio
5:41 PM.Police Minister Stuart Nash discusses the details of what Covid-19 Alert Level Three will look like when New Zealand moves out of Alert Level Four lockdown. Read more Video, Audio
5:43 PM.News from the business sector, including a market report. Video, Audio
5:47 PM.Two more repatriation exercises are likely to go ahead in the next few days, but there are questions about how successfully they will be in bringing New Zealanders home.
Some stuck overseas say they… Read more Audio
5:50 PM.Regional health services are working harder than ever to look after vulnerable communities during the Level 4 lockdown.
One of those is Hora Te Pai Māori health services in Kāpiti, who - aside from… Read more Video, Audio
5:55 PM.Covid-19 lockdown week three down and it is time to check in with two bubbles keeping video diaries for Checkpoint during the lockdown.
The diaries come from the Oliver family of Pukekohe, including… Read more Video, Audio
6:10 PM.Under Covid-19 alert level 3 rules students up to Year 10 can return to classrooms if they want to.
The Prime Minister says more people will be allowed to go back to work under level 3 and children… Read more Video, Audio
6:15 PM.New Zealand's top rugby players will miss out on a combined $25 million if no more matches are possible this year.
After several weeks of negotiations - details have been confirmed concerning pay… Read more Audio
6:31 PM.Lockdown has sent many New Zealanders diving into the back of the pantry to whip up a meal from what can be found.
Checkpoint has been swamped with queries about how long a can of peaches or beans… Read more Video, Audio