5 Aug 2009

Morning papers

7:51 am on 5 August 2009

Taito Phillip Field faces seven years in jail; Four arrested over alleged Australian terror plot; Fugitive plays cat and mouse with Dunedin police.

The New Zealand Herald leads with health authorities issuing an alert for east Auckland and Hauraki gulf beaches following the deaths of two dogs.

And Bill English's family home in Wellington has been designated an official ministerial residence and the Government is leasing it back from the family trust that owns it.

The Dominion Post leads with the guilty verdicts against former MP Taito Philip Field and says he now faces seven years in prison.

There is also a preview of next year's International Festival of the Arts.

The Press leads with the arrest of four people accused of plotting a terrorist attack in Australia.

And Field's lawyer, Paul Davison, describes the former MP as very disappointed after the guilty verdicts.

The Otago Daily Times leads on the Field verdicts and says his stepdaughter Dorothy Hunter is accusing the Labour Party of orchestrating a conspiracy against him.

Fugitive Casey Bowler-Moncur continues to play cat and mouse with the Dunedin police as he begins his third week on the run.