25 Nov 2013

Morning Report: local papers

7:01 am on 25 November 2013

Monday's headlines: $5 million offer by Gareth Morgan to fund an overhaul of New Zealand Football; legal action being considered by Raglan Maori against Anadarko drilling ship; extension to long-service leave for district court judges.

NZ Herald

The New Zealand Herald leads with an investigation into rest home facilities. Although it found most care is at least adequate, the paper says some reflected major failings in the system.

The front page also points to other stories including the political work of Rod Donald's daughter and pictures of the 80th annual Santa parade in Auckland.

Waikato Times

The Waikato Times leads with the headline ' Maori threaten legal action'. Raglan Maori are threatening to issue a trespass notice on oil drilling company Anadarko.

Tainui hapu environmental spokesperson Angeline Greensill told the paper the drilling ship the Noble Bob Douglas is inside customary fishing waters and they are considering legal action.

The paper also has the story of a German climber who slipped and broke his leg on Mt Ruapehu and tied his legs together with his shoelaces to drag himself down the mountain.

Dominion Post

The Dominion Post leads with an offer by Gareth Morgan to fund an overhaul of New Zealand Football. Dr Morgan who is part of the Welnix consortium that owns the Phoenix, has offered to put up $5 million but only if the Government puts in $10 million and the current board of NZ Football is kicked out.

Meanwhile in other news: Whanganui's youngest city councillor is facing a drugs charge, and the paper has more on a German climber who was wearing skate shoes when he fell and broke his leg on Mt Ruapehu.

Deliveries of the paper may be delayed due to electrical problems at the paper's printing plant in Petone.

The Press

The front page of The Press has a story about a difference of opinion between two engineers who reviewed and made recommendations for the repair of a quake-damaged property in Shirley.

The paper also reports on noise control troubles at Harlequin Public House on Sunday and the paper has pictures of an annual fashion show put on by Christchurch Institute of Technology students.


The Otago Daily Times leads with looming protests against the Texas oil company Anadarko which is set to start drilling a test well off the Otago coast next year.

Also on the front page: a story about an extension to long-service leave for district court judges and pictures of the Sport Otago Stride, Ride and Slide event at Logan Park on Sunday.