9 Mar 2010

Tuesday's newspaper headlines

3:12 pm on 9 March 2010

Desperate bid to save drowning baby; stalker was former boyfriend; Barlow denied parole; Wellywood sign to grace the Miramar Hills.

New Zealand Herald

The paper leads with the death of an 11-month old twin girl on Sunday after her 21-year-old mother left the baby unattended for just a few minutes. The baby was found floating face down in the bath.

A police review into who leaked Don Brash's e-mails says the method used was to sit back and let the media find out what had happened. The review says that approach failed.

Dominion Post

Convicted double-murderer John Barlow is denied parole for the third time. The Parole Board said its decision not to release him was based on three things, including his lack of understanding for the victim's families. His family, however, is confident he will be free in six months.

Hot on the heels of the Oscars, the Dominion Post unveils an artist's impression of a Wellywood sign to grace the Miramar Hills. The paper says some think the sign is gimmicky, but Sir Peter Jackson says it's a bit of fun.

The Press

A Christchurch woman says she was stunned to learn her mysterious stalker was actually a former boyfriend, who was using the ruse to get the pair back together. The woman describes the stress she was under, before a man appeared on two charges in the Christchurch District Court.

The Garden City is hosting the Ellerslie International Flower Show, with final touches to the garden displays in time for Wednesday's public opening.

Otago Daily Times

The Otago Regional Council says there will be no general rates rise this financial year, but some areas, such as Clutha, will see a slight rise for drainage and flood-protection works.

The Otago Rugby Football Union Board says two former All Blacks, Wayne Graham and Laurie Mains, will lead its new-look board.