Checkpoint is RNZ’s weekday drive-time news programme.
Our multi-media show broadcasts on 101FM, and you can also watch it live on our website, Freeview Channel 50 and Face TV on Sky Channel 083. Hosted by Lisa Owen.
Australia is halving the number of international arrivals it will allow back into the country to ease pressure on isolation facilities across the Tasman. The Prime Minister Scott Morrison made the… Read moreAudio
Despite giving public assurances the case was closed, it turns out National Leader Todd Muller knew one of his frontbench MPs had also been leaked confidential Covid-19 patient data. MP Michael… Read moreAudio
A name change more than 20 years ago is putting the 120-year history of horse racing in New Plymouth in doubt. The council says Taranaki Racing Incorporated has been operating illegally at its central… Read moreAudio
The Auckland list MP has long faced claims about his links to the Chinese Communist Party - even accusations of being a spy. Jian Yang has always denied such claims - but some are today questioning… Read moreVideo, Audio
A man in his fifties has been arrested after he escaped a managed isolation facility in Hamilton to visit a liquor shop. He has tested negative for Covid-19 - after arriving from Sydney on the first… Read moreAudio
Senior National party MP Michael Woodhouse is the latest to be drawn into the Covid patient information leak that's already ended one MP's career after revealing he too was received leaked material… Read moreVideo, Audio
How do you keep diners apart and safe during a pandemic? A Los Angeles cafe has put up tiny greenhouse dining pods to help patrons socially distance while having their meals. Lisa Bernhard produced… Read moreVideo, Audio
National's leader, Todd Muller, has given a speech at a business luncheon in Christchurch outlining what he says is his party's first big announcement on its economic plan for New Zealand. Called… Read moreAudio
The planned closure of Tiwai Point Aluminium smelter presents a huge opportunity - according to Russel Norman from Greenpeace. But maximising that could cost the government a billion dollars - and… Read moreVideo, Audio
Checkpoint is RNZ's multi-platform drive-time news and current affairs programme, tackling the national and international stories of the day.
The show airs weekdays from 5pm to 6:30pm on RNZ National on AM and FM, Freeview Channel 50, Face TV (Sky channel 83) and live video stream. If you need help setting up Freeview on your TV visit our help page.