Wednesday's headlines: Every file on UFO sightings in NZ since the 1950's to be made public; gale force winds in Dunedin and coastal Otago; Dunedin City Council has not been passing on revenue from vehicle infringement tickets to central Government.
The New Zealand Herald reports that a family member has been charged with sexually abusing a 9-year-old child at the centre of serious allegations of child abuse.
The girl's parents will appear in court again on Wednesday, facing more than 35 charges between them, but the alleged sexual abuse is said to have occurred while the girl was living with extended family.
Also in the Herald: warm, early summer seas are thought to be attracting more sharks to the beaches.
The Dominion Post reports thousands of secret files on New Zealand's UFO sightings will be made public, including every eye-witness account reported to authorities since the 1950's.
The files, released by Archives New Zealand following requests from the public, have been censored by the Defence Force.
A new series of television crime drama Underbelly will expose the massive drug imports that gave birth to the Mr Asia drug syndicate.
New Zealand on Air has contributed about $4 million for the six-part series, that will begin filming next year.
The Press features fierce nor-westerly winds which tore through Canterbury on Tuesday, whipping up scrub fires and blowing down trees and powerlines.
Gusts of more than 165km per hour were recorded in the province, which is also in the grips of a heat wave.
Wikileak allegations that New Zealand provided non-combat forces to Iraq in order to secure lucrative dairy contracts are being called false by former Prime Minister Helen Clark.
The Otago Daily Times also focuses on the weather and a trail of destruction left by gale force winds in Dunedin and coastal Otago on Tusday, which lifted roofs and generated water spouts.
The ODT also reports that the Dunedin City Council has not been passing on revenue from vehicle infringement tickets to central Government.
The Ministry of Transport says 50% of fines collected from un-warranted and un-registered vehicles has to be passed to the police, but the council does not agree with the ministry's advice.