Iwi plan title claim on Ninety Mile Beach and Cape Reinga; security review at Christchurch Hospital; China warns citizens about NZ crime.
Ninety Mile Beach and Cape Reinga could be early targets for iwi after the repeal of the Foreshore and Seabed Act.
Julia Gillard appears poised to become Australia's first woman Prime Minister. A dramatic coup has caught Canberra by surprise, after anger at Prime Minister Kevin Rudd erupted among unions and the Labour Party's right wing factions.
China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs is warning its citizens about rising crime in Auckland.
The paper leads with anticipation ahead of the All Whites make or break World Cup game against Paraguay. There's a picture of New Zealanders at Scott Base in Antarctica with a large banner supporting the team.
BP is asking people around the world, including New Zealand, for ideas on how to stem the flow of oil in the Gulf of Mexico.
Security is being reviewed at Christchurch Hospital after figures revealing more than 500 attacks on Canterbury health workers in each of the past two years.
Twice as many employees as last year are looking to change jobs as dissatisfaction grows because of the recession and a feeling that employers neglect them.
The paper features Paraguayan exchange student Julieta Allen who will be a lone voice in a home full of All White supporters on Friday morning.
Otago Daily Times
Competition from cut-price prison labour has prompted the horticultural industry to call an emergency meeting next month.
Battle lines are being drawn in Broad Bay, on Otago Peninsula, over plans for a $1.1 million multipurpose waterfront building.
The leadership spill in Australia which may unseat Kevin Rudd also makes the front page.