7 Apr 2015

Checkpoint Top Stories for Tuesday 7 April 2015

From Checkpoint, 5:00 pm on 7 April 2015

The New Zealand dollar is on the move again - falling sharply on the back of the Reserve Bank of Australia deciding to leave its cash rate on hold. While the New Zealand dollar has dropped hard against the aussie, against the US dollar , the kiwi has lifted and is at 75.41. 120 soldiers and support staff left for Brisbane this morning to prepare for their mission with Australian troops in Iraq. The family of an elderly couple murdered in a home invasion says there is a heavy weight on the shoulders of the probation officers monitoring one of the men responsible when he is released next month. A major search is underway off the coast of Port Waikato two fishermen who have been lost at sea for more than 24 hours. A Maori rights movement based in Australia is behind an Aboriginal Council's campaign to try and stop the federal government from closing down remote indigenous communities.