10 Jun 2011

Friday's newspaper headlines

11:04 am on 10 June 2011

'Terrifying' Air NZ emergency; hospital emergency staff abused by drunks; demolition demands may cause financial shortfall for Christchurch building owners.

NZ Herald

The paper gives extensive coverage to the emergency landing of an Air New Zealand 767 flight bound for Perth. Passengers describe how terrified they felt after the captain was forced to shut down one engine not long after take off from Auckland on Thursday.

New research has found nearly a third of university drinkers have passed out while drinking in the past six months - and that vomiting does not stop them continuing a binge.

Dominion Post

Staff in Wellington's emergency department are sick of treating abusive drunks, the paper says. Such is the extent of the problem, one doctor is thinking of quitting her job.

The mother of Sophie Elliott is calling for better support for families of murder victims. Lesley Elliot outlines her experience in her new book.

The Press

More than 100 Christchurch building owners could face a massive financial shortfall after being caught between Government demolition demands and reluctant insurers. The paper says insurers have told some building owners that if the earthquake recovery authority forces demolitions, they would only be entitled to an indemnity payout, not full replacement value.

Otago Daily Times

Hillside Engineering employees walked away dismayed after meeting KiwiRail bosses at Carisbrook, where they were told 40 workers would probably lose their jobs.