2 Jun 2009

Tuesday's morning papers

7:49 am on 2 June 2009

Air France plane carrying 228 people missing; Computer glitch leaves customers without power; Play centre claims property developer owes it $30,000.

New Zealand Herald

The New Zealand Herald leads with Transport Minister Steven Joyce calling for a ban on drivers using hand-held cellphones. The paper also has the story of the missing Air France plane, carrying 228 people, that is lost over the Atlantic Ocean.

Dominion Post

The Dominion Post leads with a computer glitch that forced hundreds of pre-paid Genesis Energy customers to go without power for much of the long weekend. And an American researcher is claiming swine flu may have originated in New Zealand.

The Press

The Press also features the missing French airline jet, but leads with a play centre association claiming it is owed more than $30,000 in legal costs from property developer David Henderson. Henderson told the paper he was unaware of the bill.

Otago Daily Times

The Otago Daily Times leads with plans to close the region's 85 school dental clinics, saying they could be shut as early as the middle of this month. The paper also has the story on banning hand-held cellphones in cars, with Steven Joyce saying there is a "broad consensus" for the move.