Friday's headlines: Will Christchurch be ready for next year's Cricket World Cup?; work to quake-strengthen Wellington town hall halted after a $17 million blow out; $100 million waterfront hotel in Dunedin now ''a long shot''.
The New Zealand Herald has spoken to schoolgirl Samantha Robertson, 10, two weeks after she collided with a car when riding her bike.
She is walking and talking again and her only memory of the accident is a feeling of flying. Her surgeon told the paper that she is a 'very very lucky young lady'.
Teenage golfer Lydia Ko who won this year's Supreme Halberg Award is pictured on the front page.
The Waikato Times says the crime careers of a mother and son team were "stubbed out" after the pair admitted stealing almost $1million in cigarettes.
Richard Duncan held a contract to fill cigarette dispenser machines in the Waikato. His mother Fay Duncan, helped him store to store the stolen goods.
Also on the front page, the paper has asked Hamilton people if they would boycott Countdown if accusations against the supermarket were proven.
The front page of The Dominion Post is dominated by one story calls the 'City's $60 million question'.
The paper says work to quake-strengthen Wellington town hall has been halted after a $17 million blow out. The cost of the work has soared prompting one councillor to question whether the building should be abandoned.
The Press asks will Christchurch be ready for next year's Cricket World Cup?
The paper says thousands of fans may have to stay in motorhomes or be billeted in homes when they come to the city in February next year.
Canterbury and Christchurch Tourism said some fans may have to stay in Kaikoura, Hanmer Springs and Ashburton if beds can't be found in the city.
In other news: the paper reports that toxic waste containing asbestos from Christchurch's demolition sites could soon be transported to landfill sites in Southland.
The Otago Daily Times reports that the woman behind a plan to build a $100 million waterfront hotel in Dunedin says the proposal is now ''a long shot''.
Jing Song told the paper she is frustrated by the delays and cost involved, after spending more than 1-million-dollars on pursuing the project.
Wanaka freeskier Jossi Wells is pictured in action - but the paper says mistakes on both his runs dashed any hopes of a medal at the Sochi Winter Olympics.