4 Jun 2009

Thursday's newspaper headlines

8:35 am on 4 June 2009

The resignation of former Internal Affairs Minister Richard Worth dominates the morning newspapers.

The New Zealand Herald leads with details of the complaint made to the police against Dr Worth. The Dominion Post says Prime Minister John Key investigated claims Dr Worth offered a woman a job in return for romantic favours a month before police began looking into other serious allegations against him.

In other news, the New Zealand Herald says police are hunting three home invaders after a 'gruesome and cowardly' early-morning attack on family.

The Dominion Post says a man who nearly had his hand completely severed by a samurai sword two days ago has discharged himself from hospital against doctors' advice.

The Press reports police are hunting a man who strangled a prostitute in central Christchurch.

The Otago Daily Times leads with the closing statements of the defence in David Bain's retrial. Jurors were told Bain was not a homicidal maniac or a psychopath.