23 May 2011

Monday's newspaper headlines

7:03 am on 23 May 2011

Convicted fraudster appeals against asset seizure; battle lines drawn over Wellywood sign; police target after-ball parties.

NZ Herald

Police are targetting after school ball parties in the Auckland area, and will refuse to let students on buses heading to secret locations.

That's after a number of after-balls turned sour last year.

Dominion Post

The paper is dominated by a follow up to its weekend revelation that the Wellywood sign will go ahead on hills near Wellington Airport. It says protests against the controversial sign are gathering momentum.

The Press

The paper leads with a coroner's finding that a man who died from a suspected suicide in Christchurch might not have taken his own life. Police say there's no evidence of foul play in the death of the 47-year-old but his family say the initial investigation was 'messed up.'

Otago Daily Times

In the latest twist in a long-running legal saga, convicted fraudster Michael Swann is appealing against a 2009 High Court decision ordering $2.5 million of seized goods be forfeited.