22 Feb 2010

Monday's newspaper headlines

9:30 am on 22 February 2010

Surveillance footage from CCTV cameras will be used to issue parking fines; plan to store shipping containers of gunpowder at Auckland's port; Super 14 rugby player granted continued name suppression following assault.

NZ Herald

A Super 14 rugby player has been granted continued name suppression following an assault last August that left a man needing medical treatment, the paper reports.

An environmental watchdog says plans to store shipping containers of gunpowder at Auckland's port are a danger to the heart of the city. The Environmental Risk Management Authority has given an Australian company a permit to unload four containers each containing up to 14 tonnes of gunpowder at the port and store them temporarily.

Dominion Post

Surveillance footage from new fixed and mobile CCTV cameras will be used to issue parking fines to Wellington motorists.

Hundreds of Titahi Bay residents were evacuated as firefighters battled to control a massive scrubfire on Sunday. Four helicopters and about 60 firefighters fought the blaze.

The Press

Police have arrested a man in connection with what's being described as the horrific slaying of a Christchurch widow in her home.

High-country farmers dispute claims they have made almost $150 million by selling land acquired cheaply through the tenure-review process.

Environment Canterbury chairman Alec Neill says an election for councillors is unlikely this year and he expects commissioners to replace regional councillors.

Otago Daily Times

Tauranga-based company TrustPower is considering erecting wind turbines on its site inland from Dunedin. This could see the city using wind power before the end of the year.

The family of Aramoana survivor Helen Dickson has warned others to "think carefully" before donating precious items to small museums. The rare George Medal awarded to Mrs Dickson for her bravery during the shooting tragedy went temporarily missing from the Port Chalmers Museum. It's estimated to be worth at least $50,000.

An act of vandalism has cost a Dunedin apiarist about $10,000 in lost honey, bees and hives.