18 Nov 2009

Wednesday's newspaper headlines

10:57 am on 18 November 2009

Former police officer found guilty of using his position to get free sex with a prostitute; dozens hand over fake drivers' licences; tunnel linking Queenstown with Milford Sound a step closer.

NZ Herald

The paper reports police investigating a string of sex assaults in South Auckland have taken DNA samples from identical twins.

More than 60 students and their parents have handed in fake drivers' licences at police stations around Auckland.

Author Witi Ihimaera was presented with a prestigious arts award and a $50,000 prizeon Tuesday night, a week after he was caught up in a plagiarism row.

Dominion Post

The Dominion Post main headline reads 'I wouldn't let my dog live in that place'. It reports a rest home was closed down after a 103-year-old woman was tied to her bed with a sheet.

The paper has a photo of a new sculpture on the Wellington waterfront.

The Press

The Press reports a former Christchurch police officer was found guilty of using his position to get free sex with a prostitute.

The paper follows up Tuesday's story about parents who believe their daughter had been abandoned by a talent management company. It reports staff from the company, Tabitha Talent Management, say they have delivered on all their promises.

In a related story, the paper reports on allegations the mother and daughter team behind the company left a rental property in poor condition.

Otago Daily Times

Plans for a tunnel linking Queenstown with Milford Sound are a step closer, the paper reports. An interim decision by the Department of Conservation paves the way for a proposed $170 million tunnel linking Queenstown to Milford Sound to be considered.

Under the headline 'Stadium chief goes to work' the ODT carries a photo of the new boss of the Forsyth Barr Stadium.