30 Jun 2010

Wednesday's newspaper headlines

10:33 am on 30 June 2010

Man served first warning under controversial three strikes law; CAA bosses given three months to show improvements; Waitangi Tribunal proposes changing Rimutaka area to Remutaka.

NZ Herald

The paper leads with allegations surrounding former All Black Robin Brooke. The Herald's story follows similar claims on TVNZ's Close Up.

Experts for French prosecutors probing the crash of an Air New Zealand jet in November 2008 have agreed with air safety investigations which blame human error. However the experts go on to say responsibility may also lie with sensors essential for the plane's computerised flying system.

Petrol prices will rise on Thursday as the Government's Emissions Trading Scheme hits households and businesses.

Dominion Post

An Upper Hutt man has been served with New Zealand's first warning under the controversial three strikes law after being convicted of groping a woman.

A Waitangi Tribunal proposal to change the spelling of the Rimutaka area to the historical Maori version Remutaka has met immediate resistance.

All Whites goal keeper Mark Paston is pictured catching up with his son Jack at Wellington Airport. The 10-month old learned to stand while Dad was at the World Cup.

The Press

Civil Aviation Authority bosses have been given three months to show improvements in key safety measures after a damning Audit Office report. The report says recommendations made five years ago still haven't been addressed.

The grieving mother of a Christchurch man killed in the Air New Zealand Airbus crash in France does not want anyone prosecuted.

The Christchurch District Court has been told a man charged with pretending to be a marriage celebrant at a Canterbury wedding had also performed two other services.

Otago Daily Times

Consumers do not have much to look forward to on Thursday as a string of price and levy increases are brought in by the Government, the paper says.

And as ideas for the future of Carisbrook roll in, there's opposition to the option of cheap housing on Bathgate Park.