Checkpoint. 2006-07-21

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**** CKPT FOR FRIDAY JULY 21 *******
1700 to 1707 NEWS
LANDSLIDE EASTBOURNE: Five Wellington families can't return to their homes tonight because a landslide has left a house teetering precariously on a hillside near their properties. The house, which is perched on a bush-clad slope in Eastbourne, was knocked off its foundations by the slip last night, forcing the evacuation of 25 households beneath and around it. Most have been allowed to return to their homes, but the remaining five families are facing a long wait. Engineers have installed temporary safety barriers on the road beneath the house, and are desperately hoping it won't shift any further as they wait for the weather to clear before moving in with demolition gear. Eastbourne resident David Carew lives directly below the displaced house. CUT
And with us now is the Hutt City Council's emergency management controller, Stuart Duncan. LIVE
TOKOROA KILLING: The police investigating the death of Tokoroa teacher Lois Dear have revealed they have what they believe is a good description of her killer. The person was seen driving Ms Dear's blue Toyota Corolla hatchback after her death on Sunday and before the vehicle was found abandoned in the town. Detective Inspector Garth Bryan. PRE REC
LEBANON-ISRAEL: The Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has agreed to open a humanitarian corridor between Lebanon and Cyprus as the UN Secretary General calls for an immediate ceasefire. The corridor, to be enforced by the Israeli navy, is aimed at allowing the evacuation of refugees and foreigners from war-wracked Lebanon to Cyprus, and within Lebanon. About 20 New Zealanders are currently being evacuated from Lebanon onboard a British navy ship bound for Cyprus. The vessel is expected to dock in the next couple of hours. More than 300 people in Lebanon have been killed in the conflict and much of the country's infrastructure in ruins. The BBC's Jerusalem correspondent Rob Norris says Israel has come in for a lot of international criticism for what some countries see as a disproportionate use of force against Lebanon. PRE REC
ALCOHOL EXTREME: A Dunedin woman has been sentenced to six weeks imprisonment for driving with one of the highest recorded blood alcohol levels.
Forty-seven year old Patricia Konia had to be blood tested after she blew off the scale on the breath test. She was found to have more than five times the legal limit and was sentenced in the Dunedin District Court this afternoon. Our reporter Rowan Quinn was in court and says the judge described Konia's blood alcohol reading as staggeringly high. PREREC
AVIATION REPORT: The Civil Aviation Authority says the pilot of a light plane which crashed last year killing himself and his wife blatantly disregarded basic rules. Prominent Christchurch businessman Russell Smith and Marian D'Eve (DEEVE) died when their Cessna crashed into the sea off the Waipara River mouth in North Canterbury last August on a flight from Nelson. The Director of the Civil Aviation Authority Captain John Jones says poor decision making by the pilot resulted in a tragic accident. Captain Jones joins us now. LIVE

A psychiatrist accused of mistreating young patients at Lake Alice hospital near Wanganui in the 1970s has escaped a disciplinary hearing. The hearing was to be held by the Medical Practitioners Board of Victoria in Melbourne where Dr Selwyn Leeks has been practicing since leaving New Zealand. However Dr Leeks handed in his medical licence on the eve of the hearing and now none of the evidence against him can be heard. Conan Young has more. PKGE
WORKPLACE DEATHS: Workplace deaths have soared over the last year, bucking a recent downward trend. In the year ending June, there were 65 workplace deaths, compared with 47 the previous year. The Council of Trade Unions says the jump in this year's workplace death figures, should be a reminder that health and safety rules are about protecting people, not simply an extra cost. Ross Wilson from the CTU CUT
The number of workplace deaths had been tracking down since the year ending June 2003, but the latest figures are the highest since then. The Department of Labour Workplace deputy secretary Andrew Annakin joins us now. LIVE
LEBANON-ISRAEL (2): The evacuation from Lebanon is continuing, and about ten thousand foreign nationals have now fled the heavy Israeli attacks for safety in Cyprus. Among them are about twenty New Zealanders who are currently on board a British navy ship which is expected to dock in Cyprus shortly. The family of the only member of the New Zealand defense force in southern Lebanon, Andrew Grieg, is onboard that ship. New Zealander Major General Clive Lilley is based in Jerusalem and is the head of the United Nations Truce Supervision Organisation or UNSO in Lebanon. PREREC
POLICE INDECENT: A former Policeman has been ordered to pay 10-thousand dollars reparation to a woman he indecently assaulted when she was 14 years old. 55-year-old Peter Gavin Dunlop has appeared for sentence in the High Court in Wellington. The victim had been a babysitter for Dunlop - the assault took place during a family visit to a swimming pool 26 years ago Our Court reporter Anne Marie May says Dunlop still maintains his innocence. PREREC
WAATEA NEWS with Eru Rerekura
HEALTH HERBAL: The Ministry of Health has removed seven illegal Chinese herbal products from shelves after discovering they contained prescription-only ingredients. The New Zealand medicine regulator Medsafe raised the alarm after routine checks of herbal retailers in Auckland. Amanda Strong reports. PKGE

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Year 2006

Reference number 33254

Media type AUDIO

Collection Sound Collection

Credits RNZ Collection

Duration 01:00:00

Date 21 Jul 2006

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