6 Jul 2011

Morning Report: local papers

7:02 am on 6 July 2011

Wednesday's headlines: Hannah Tamaki to seek High Court injunction over her omission as candidate for president of MWWL; more than 300 teachers could lose their jobs as school rolls continue to fall in Christchurch.

NZ Herald

The New Zealand Herald features the latest developments in the death of Emily Longley, a New Zealand teenager, in Britain.

In the story, Emily's father scoffs at claims of a engagement planned before her mysterious death. The Herald has reporters in Bournemouth, England, and in New Zealand, working on the story.

Also on the front page is coverage of the decision by Hannah Tamaki to seek a High Court injunction over her omission as a candidate for president of the Maori Women's Welfare League.

Dominion Post

The Dominion Post says injured and drunk late night revellers in Courtenay Place in Wellington will receive treatment from medics and an ambulance unit based there, in an attempt to relieve pressure on the emergency department at Wellington hospital.

And the paper talks to Jill McKerrow of Blenheim, who has a rare condition which means she speaks in a rainbow of accents - none of them kiwi.

Mrs McKerrow has foreign accent syndrome as a result of a stroke, meaning she can wake up talking with an Irish, American or Scottish lilt.

The Press

The Press says more than 300 Christchurch teachers could lose their jobs at the end of the year as school rolls continue to fall as a result of the ongoing earthquakes.

A man trapped by the earthquake in the Grand Chancellor hotel for nearly four hours has been billed $300 for his stay. Hotel management say it's a mistake and the bill will be withdrawn.

And there's an interview and photos of the post-quake life of Raewyn Iketau, who has been camping with her partner at the site of their home in the red zone since February.


The Otago Daily Times says building owners and experts want more flexibility from Dunedin City Council as it considers a new policy to improve the earthquake resistance of ageing buildings.

On the weather front, Dunedin had its warmest June yet and was the sunniest and driest of the six main centres.