24 Sep 2009

Thursday's newspaper headlines

9:10 am on 24 September 2009

Shooting death in Matamata; public servants face a virtual five-year pay freeze; job cuts feared at Dunedin's School of Art.

NZ Herald

The paper leads with a shooting death in Matamata which has rocked the close knit racing community. Detectives started an inquiry yesterday after being called to a property near the Matamata racecourse, where officers found a woman's body.

The New Zealand Herald says the economy expanded, just barely, in the June quarter, marking a technical end to the recession.

Dominion Post

The Dominion Post says the country's 44,000 public servants face a virtual five-year pay freeze, despite the recession being officially over.

The Press

The Press reports schools desperate for more cash have asked the Government to let nine-year-olds move to New Zealand without their parents. Education Minister Anne Tolley says she's considering the proposal.

Otago Daily Times

The ODT says staff at Dunedin's School of Art fear the institution's reputation is on the line, following revelations that Otago Polytechnic, facing a $3 million cut in its funding, plans to axe jobs at the school.