3 Jul 2009

Morning Report: local papers

7:29 am on 3 July 2009

Friday's papers: ACC plans to hit owners of old cars with higher levies; private nine hole golf course for Russell Coutts reportedly built without proper consents; schoolboy completes Rubik's Cube in 37 seconds.

NZ Herald

The New Zealand Herald leads with a teenager who was on bail for murder, is in custody after a car was hijacked at gunpoint.

Treasury has apologised for mistakenly reporting in pre-Budget documents that the National Government spent twice as much on travel as the Labour administration.

MedSafe is reviewing a health alert on paracetemol, after a warning from the United States Food & Drug administration.

Dominion Post

The Dominion Post reports that ACC plans to hit owners of old cars with higher levies, while those in safest cars pay less.

One of the country's top poker players is in a dispute with his playing partner over a $500,000 game.

An international exhibition on Anne Frank is to open at Te Papa in February.

The Press

The Press reports there is anger among unions over a Government warning that teachers and nurses should not expect a pay rise next year. And the paper reports on a schoolboy who can complete Rubik's Cube in 37 seconds.

There's also a report on claims that police investigations into former minister Richard Worth will dropped.


The Otago Daily Times reports a private nine hole golf course for America's Cup yachtsman Russell Coutts was constructed without proper land consents.

Another story covers local interest in construction of Otago's Forsyth Barr Stadium: one rugby fan has been rolling up in an old Leopard bus to monitor the progress every morning for the past seven weeks.

A new company is considering Kakanui Mountains for a windfarm site.