26 May 2011

Thursday's newspaper headlines

9:09 am on 26 May 2011

Dunedin Hospital to undergo review; New Zealander dies in Riviera stunt; $10 million to demolish Hotel Grand Chancellor.

NZ Herald

The paper leads with a story about a New Zealander who has died on the French Riviera after a wheelie-bin stunt went horribly wrong. The paper says Brendon Pyle, who worked on superyachts, suffered head injuries and a punctured lung after falling while riding a rubbish bin down a flight of stairs.

Dominion Post

Wellington will become the first city in New Zealand to provide free wireless internet across most of its central business district, with a council-run network starting before the Rugby World Cup.

The Press

The paper reports that demolishing the earthquake-crippled Hotel Grand Chancellor could take up to a year and cost more than $10 million.

Otago Daily Times

A National Health Board team is being brought in to assess Dunedin Hospital systems, prompted by ongoing concerns about aspects of the hospital's performance. It is the first time any hospital has had such a comprehensive review.