Thursday's papers: iwi may be given legal title to parts of the foreshore and seabed; Wellington hospital's cancer unit radiation treatment room is not radiation proof; man gets his job back after arguing that grubby emails he sent were par for the course at his work.
The New Zealand Herald leads with a review panel's call for the Foreshore And Seabed Act to be repealed. In its place: iwi may be given legal title to parts of the foreshore and seabed separately or jointly with the Crown.
An elderly man who leaned on a train as he tried to regain his balance was dragged to his death on Wednesday at the Kingdon St platform in Newmarket.
A man sacked from Safe Air in Blenheim has got his job back after arguing that grubby emails he sent were par for the course at his work.
The Dominion Post outlines woes at Wellington's new hospital where a cancer unit radiation treatment room is not radiation proof. Plus there is not enough room for a $5 million tumour-treating machine.
Wairarapa Bush rugby stalwart and former All Black Alan "Kiwi" Blake recalls the team's glory days of the 1950s, as the team heads into a Ranfurly Shield clash with Wellington on Thursday.
A police crackdown on the Nomads gang in Horowhenua has led to seven arrests.
The Press says Maori are set to claim millions of dollars in compensation over the Labour government's Foreshore and Seabed Act which faces the axe.
The British family of a terminally ill Christchurch woman has received a medical waiver to allow them to move to New Zealand.
Two teenagers were arrested after gunshots sparked an Armed Offenders Squad callout in Christchurch.
The Otago Daily Times reports local doctors are being warned to look out for patients with symptoms of meningococcal disease after a Bannockburn teenager's death, which has been referred to the coroner.
Dunedin City Council is to get its own director on a new board at the Highlanders under a rugby union deal to shore up the franchise.