3 Jun 2009

Wednesday's newspaper headlines

8:25 am on 3 June 2009

Christchurch police say tasers could have defused two incidents when officers were injured; the national income will shrink by $10,500 per person over the next five years; MPs' expense accounts may be opened to public scrutiny.

NZ Herald

The lead story says Prime Minister John Key may allow MPs' expense accounts to be opened up to public scrutiny.

Also on the front page a report on the funeral of Dalu Mncube, the keeper who was killed by a white tiger last week. The New Zealand Herald reports Mr Mncube was farewelled by friends and family at the park where he died.

Dominion Post

The Dominion Post leads with the "good" news that the national income will shrink by $10,500 per person over the next five years.

The paper talks to a man who tried to save his friend who died in a surfing accident in Lyall Bay on Monday.

The Press

On the front page of The Press, police say the use of tasers could have defused two separate incidents this week when officers were injured.

The Air France crash makes the front page with technical experts saying lightning alone could not have accounted for the disappearance of a plane.

Otago Daily Times

The ODT leads with a report on the closing argument by the Crown in the David Bain trial.