7 Sep 2010

Checkpoint Top Stories for Tuesday 7 September 2010

From Checkpoint, 5:00 pm on 7 September 2010

Canterbury schools to stay closed until Monday, Earthquake family tries to comfort traumatised children, Christchurch welfare centres start filling up, Independent Australian MPs back Labor, Universities raise fees to maximum, MPs in Parliament pay tribute to people of Canterbury, Prime Minister speaks from Christchurch, and Julia Gillard speaks about the newly formed government.