Monday's headlines: portable toilet chemicals are finding their way into the wastewater treatment system in Christchurch; $2 billion in funding for roads in the capital is at risk; search for former Olympian on solo flight.
Most of the front page of The New Zealand Herald is devoted to the hunt for former Olympian Geoff Smale, 86, who was flying solo from Auckland to Ashburton on Saturday but was reported missing after failing to reach his destination.
And Labour MP Damien O'Connor has hit out at his party organisation, saying its candidates' list for the November election was drawn up by 'a gaggle of gays and self-serving unionists'.
The Dominion Post says more than $2 billion in funding for roads in the capital is at risk. It says the Transport Agency has asked the council to hold an extraordinary meeting to sort out its position on roading.
Under the headline 'Lucky break at last for Aria', the paper features a photo of a smiling four-year-old transplant recipient, whose parents have just been told she has a particularly bad case of glandular fever, not post-transplant cancer.
The Press reports that toxic chemicals from thousands of portable toilets are finding their way into the wastewater treatment system in Christchurch. It is feared the volume of chemicals in waste from portaloos and more than 40,000 chemical toilets may kill the good bugs in the city's oxidation ponds.
Two diggers are pictured on the front page tearing at the walls of the Carlton Hotel during the demolition of the historic pub at the weekend.
The Otago Daily Times reports on a shake-up of the way that Dunedin City Council manages its $1.9 million vehicle fleet that could deliver big savings, but also deal a blow to Dunedin's car dealers. The paper reports a review has recommended ending the council's policy of supporting Dunedin car yards when buying new vehicles.
A model is pictured on the catwalk at iD Dunedin fashion show on Saturday night.