26 Nov 2013

Morning Report: local papers

7:41 am on 26 November 2013

Tuesday's headlines; BP planning to shift its head office from Wellington to Auckland; Southern District Health Board to outsource Otago Fertility Service; kleptomaniac cat still busy.

NZ Herald

The New Zealand Herald has a wraparound page featuring 'the perfect 2013 All Blacks'.

The actual front page reports on how German hiker Wanja Drees was rescued after tumbling 100 metres down Mt Ruapehu on Sunday. He told the paper he used his shoelaces to tie his legs together and inch his way down the mountain.

Waikato Times

The Waikato Times has a photograph of Wanja Drees in hospital with a broken leg following his fall. He told the paper his training as a volunteer firefighter and positive attitude helped him through the ordeal.

The paper also has a picture of Charlie, a kleptomaniac cat. Owner Susie Partington says he often returns home with socks and underwear, but the latest item - a pair of a neighbour's speedos - will be much harder to return.

Dominion Post

The Dominion Post reports on proposed plans by BP to shift its head office from Wellington to Auckland. The paper says the company wants to walk away from its earthquake damaged headquarters in Customhouse Quay, and is in consultation with staff.

In other news: the paper says the Goverment won't give $10 million dollars to help New Zealand Football despite Gareth Morgan's offer to front up with $5 million if it does so.

All Black Aaron Cruden is pictured getting a bear-hug from Liam Messam after he kicked the match-winning conversion against Ireland.

The Press

The Press leads with the story of the former owner of Lane Walker Rudkin, who has been sentenced to prison for six years for fraud after the company collapsed. Judge Jane Farish told the court said Kenneth Anderson, 66, had lost everything and was now a broken man.

Steve and Robyn Crotty are over the moon after their son Ryan - a Crusaders midfielder - scored the All Blacks match winning try against Ireland.


The Otago Daily Times says the final legal roadblock preventing the replacement of the Kawerau Falls Bridge near Queenstown has been voluntarily withdrawn.

Police are pictured investigating the robbery of a dairy in North Dunedin and the paper has details of a decision by the Southern District Health Board to outsource the Otago Fertility Service.