20 May 2009

Wednesday's newspaper headlines

9:09 am on 20 May 2009

Father found guilty of assault, Hilton renews its plan for hotel on Wellington waterfront; dumping of domestic cats a threat to Otago Peninsula wildlife.

NZ Herald

"Ear Flick Father Guilty of Assault" is the headline on the front page of the New Zealand Herald, reporting that Christchurch father James Louis Mason was found guilty of assaulting his four-year-old son.

Dominion Post

The Dominion Post leads with the news that hotel chain Hilton is renewing its plan for a luxury five star hotel on the Wellington waterfront. An earlier attempt to build a hotel on Queens Wharf was scuppered by the Environment Court last year.

The Press

The front page photo in The Press is of Joseph Gibbons from Karamea who lost his feet and a hand to frost bite after surviving for three days in an Arctic whiteout, without any safety equipment.

Otago Daily Times

The ODT reports the dumping of domestic cats in remote spots across the Otago Peninsula is a threat to wildlife.