22 Jul 2011

Morning Report: local papers

7:15 am on 22 July 2011

Friday's headlines: Playboy lifestyle of accused killer described; firefighters threaten industrial action; demolition work starts on The Press building in Cathedral Square.

NZ Herald

The New Zealand Herald leads with charges in the death of Emily Longley. Its London correspondent tells of the playboy lifestyle of the man accused of killing her.

Elliot Turner, who appeared in court on Thursday, is said to have been out partying in the days after Emily died at his home.

Controversy has arisen over a set of $7000 'travel packages' to the Rugby World Cup, with seats worth only $844 and a claim the rest is made up of bus rides to Eden Park.

Dominion Post

The Dominion Post says firefighters are threatening industrial action in support of an 8.9% pay rise. Mediation over the fire fighters wage talks broke down on Thursday.

Also on the front page: three young Israelis at the centre of police and Security Intelligence investigations into their unusual activities in Christchurch, were questioned by police in Wellington before being allowed to fly home in after February's earthquakes.

In sport, Steve Williams and Tiger Woods are pictured in happier times, with a headline questioning Woods' loyalty.

The Press

The Press reports a man is in mental health custody after being charged with assaulting a district court judge in Christchurch. The Ministry of Justice is investigating how the attack happened.

Four students were arrested, neighbours cars were jumped on and police were pelted with bottles after a house party turned dangerous in Riccarton on Wednesday night.

And demolition work started on Thursday on The Press building in Cathedral Square.


The Otago Daily Times features a pensioner who has admitted using a false passport to enter the United States dozens of times in the past decade.

He told the Dunedin District Court he never intended to do anything 'crooked.'

The University of Canterbury Engineering Students Association, the group behind events that have brought disorder to Dunedin in the past, is reportedly heading back for a weekend in the city.