5:07 PM.A major search is on at a remote and rugged settlement on the west coast of the North Island for a man and his three children.
Police say they have serious concerns for Ōtorohanga man Thomas… Read more Audio
5:11 PM.The testing and vaccination blitz is on in Auckland, with the Prime Minister urging people in the city to bring their vaccinations forward.
She's urging people to roll up to the drive-throughs to get… Read more Audio
5:15 PM.The school holidays are just around the corner but some parts of the country are expecting to miss out on an influx of visitors from Auckland.
Lockdown meant Wanaka lost weeks of prime ski season… Read more Video, Audio
5:19 PM.One of the country's largest steel building product providers is reinforcing its own Covid-19 defences, paying a bonus to workers if they get fully vaccinated.
Steel and Tube is offering workers $150… Read more Video, Audio
5:28 PM.Figures released to Checkpoint under the Official Information Act show five out of eight universities had an increase in cheating last year. Lecturers say the issue is far worse than figures show, as… Read more Audio
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5:35 PM.News from the business sector, including a market report. [embed] https://players.brightcove.net/6093072280001/default_default/index.html?videoId=6272436898001 Video, Audio
5:39 PM.The next round of school holidays are looming. Auckland has been shown the light at the end of the tunnel, Tuesday 21 September, when Cabinet has penciled in a move to alert level 3.
Even then… Read more Audio
5:42 PM.Rotorua is bracing for the prospect of school holidays without lucrative Auckland visitors if the supercity stays in super restrictive Covid-19 alert levels.
Auckland is in level 4 lockdown until at… Read more Video, Audio
5:52 PM.While Auckland remains in level four lockdown, the rest of the country is enjoy the relative freedoms of level 2.
And with that - for many people - it means going back to the office.
Hamish Cardwell… Read more Audio
5:56 PM.More than a million people came together today to share a moment in Te Reo Māori.
It's Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori, Māori Langauge Week, and the moment is one of the week's pinnacle events.
Jamie Tahana… Read more Audio
6:07 PM.Covid-19 numbers have taken a bit of a slide today with 15 new cases in the community - all in Auckland.
There are now 970 cases linked to the delta outbreak but almost 400 of those people have… Read more Audio
6:09 PM.Auckland Primary Principals Association President Stephen Lethbridge says 93 percent of primary and intermediate schools he has spoken to want the upcoming school holidays to remain the same.
"We've… Read more Video, Audio
6:14 PM.In recent months Checkpoint has asked various government ministers if a mobile 'Mr Whippy'-style ice cream van could be the answer to getting more people vaccinated.
On Tuesday it became a reality… Read more Video, Audio