27 May 2009

Wednesday's newspaper headlines

7:38 am on 27 May 2009

$1 billion Budget boost for home insulation; New laws allow boy racers' cars to be seized and crushed; Future uncertain for luxury Kawarau Falls hotel development.

NZ Herald

The New Zealand Herald's lead story says the future of Queenstown's Kawarau Falls development is up in the air. Receivers have been called in to two companies building the ambitious six-hotel complex.

Home owners in Parnell are fighting the country's biggest leaky building battle. Farnham Terrace residents are seeking $15 million to fix their apartments.

Dominion Post

The Dominion Post leads with the Budget's $1 billion home insulation scheme. Subsidies will be available to everyone, no matter how much they earn.

Staff at Wellington's child cancer unit accuse management of making empty promises and say the service was doomed from the start. Management have also been blamed for the resignations of husband-and-wife specialists, Mwe Mwe Chao and Christian Kratz.

The Press

The top story in The Press is boy racers and the new laws to seize and crush their cars if they cruise city streets. Police Minister Judith Collins says every new offence will bring them closer to the crusher.

Otago Daily Times

The Otago Daily Times also leads with the Kawarau Falls development, which is under threat. Queenstown Lakes Mayor Clive Geddes says he understands work at the site will continue.