11 Jun 2009

Thursday's newspaper headlines

7:44 am on 11 June 2009

Banks hit back at attack on their lending rates; Christchurch man makes bid for compensation from a police officer who arrested him on his driveway; Super ward voting system proposed in Dunedin.

New Zealand Herald

The New Zealand Herald leads with the Richard Worth scandal, saying the husband of Neelam Choudary, the woman who has accused Worth of sending her offensive text messages, was convicted of an immigration scam. Also in the Herald, banks hit back after an attack by MPs on their lending rates.

Dominion Post

In the Dominion Post, speed limits in busy suburban shopping zones could be slashed to 30 km per hour. Also, luxury cars are under the hammer as owners put them on the block in record numbers.

The Press

In The Press, police face a compensation claim from a Christchurch man against a female officer who arrested him on his driveway. And the town of Kumara has lost its only remaining pub after one of the pub's neighbours won a campaign to have it closed down.

Otago Daily Times

The Otago Daily Times leads with Dunedin's proposed super ward voting system that has been recommended by several councillors. And airport bosses say flights to other Australian destinations will be added if Pacific Blue's trans-tasman flights from Dunedin to Brisbane and Queenstown to Sydney are well supported.