Auditor-General asked to investigate possible overpayment of Auckland City contracts; Wellington Airport unveils plans for a $450 million makeover; Minister of Internal Affairs has indicated he may scratch charitable gaming trust grants to the racing sector.
The paper reports the Health and Disability Commissioner has severely criticised North Shore Hospital for doing far too little to end overcrowding and has told the Government to fix the problem at all hospitals.
The New Zealand Herald says the Auditor-General has been asked to investigate possible overpayment of footpath contracts at Auckland City Council going back to 2005.
In the Dominion Post, Wellington Airport has unveiled plans for a $450 million makeover that aims to double the number of passengers it handles to 10 million a year by 2030.
A violent, unstable man who threatened to kill a child for each of the 10 years he was behind bars has been released into a Porirua neighbourhood.
An Otaki woman looking through items at a Salvation Army store has handed in $50,000 worth of bonus bonds she found stuffed inside an old stool.
The paper says the Reserve Bank governor has told mortgage holders not rush to fix the rate on home loans because he intends holding the underlying official cash rate at low levels for some time yet.
South Island police were asked to track down two United States tourists who initially refused to go into quarantine over swine flu.
Taxpayers will pick up a quarter of the $60 million cost of the AMI Stadium upgrade in Christchurch.
Otago Daily Times
The ODT says the Minister of Internal Affairs has indicated he may scratch charitable gaming trust grants to the racing sector. Racing administrators warn the move could result in the collapse of the industry.
A Dunedin city councillor is considering legal options after a cartoon depicting pro-stadium councillors as goose-stepping Nazis was sent to Prime Minister John Key.
A coroner's report says four deaths in the past eight years involving elderly people using LPG cabinet heaters have highlighted how unsafe the devices are.