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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 every weeknight from 5pm, where we tackle the stories of the day. Hosted by Lisa Owen. Send news tips and feedback to

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Famous mermaid pools to be closed off to the public

5:48 pm today

Local iwi are to place a rāhui on Northland's famous mermaid pools to stop damage to the environment. Locals have complained about an influx of visitors and rubbish in the area as pictures online sparked interest from tourists Video, Audio

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Friday, 15 February 2019

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