Reports of the death of a New Zealand soldier in Afghanistan dominated the front pages of all the major newspapers on Thursday.
In other headlines, the New Zealand Herald says a banker at the centre of a suspected fraud has been ordered to pay $1.3 million in damages to his former employer, ANZ Bank.
The Dominion Post says Privacy Commissioner Marie Shroff is disturbed by plans to give details of unpaid fines to credit-rating agencies.
The Press reports that New Zealand Cricket chief executive Justin Vaughan is appalled by the behaviour of New Zealand rugby fans during Saturday's Test at Melbourne.
And the Otago Daily Times reports that a fossilised dinosaur egg has been stolen from Otago Museum.