New Zealand passport-holder being interrogated in Pakistan; e-mail accounts of Wellington city councillors being searched; Auckland swelters as much of the rest of the country is drenched.
The paper's front page headline reads "The Big Heat" after Auckland sweltered in the hottest temperature in more than 130 years on Thursday.
The city's temperature reached 32.4 degrees celsius at Whenuapai Air Base by mid-afternoon.
The Dominion Post says e-mail accounts of Wellington city councillors are being searched by officers as fallout from an appeal over a $46 million indoor sports centre deepens.
And in contrast to the Herald, the Dominion Post asks 'what happened to summer?' after heavy downpours had pedestrians scuttling for cover on Thursday.
The paper leads with a New Zealand passport-holder being interrogated in Pakistan after he was detained near an al Qaeda stronghold.
The Press says it understands the man has been living in Australia for several years.
Otago Daily Times
The ODT reports on concerns from Queenstown Mayor Clive Geddes over the safety of the single-lane Kawarau Falls bridge at Frankton.
Mr Geddes thinks heavy traffic involved in the construction of two major developments on the south side of the bridge has caused damage to the structure.