6 Oct 2009

Morning Report: morning papers

7:00 am on 6 October 2009

Tuesday's papers: More to come in big chill; new stadium takes shape in Dunedin; fashion stylists Trinny and Suzannah make their first stop on another New Zealand tour.

NZ Herald

The headline in The New Zealand Herald]' leads is: 'Big chill - more to come'. Two major North Island highways remain blocked by heavy snow and rescued motorists face another night in emergency accommodation.

Concerns are held for a toddler who went missing in Waitakere on Monday.

There are also reports on a mother's fight to save her children taken by the tsunami and on a manhunt for a gunman near Danneverke.

Dominion Post

Two stories dominate the front page of The Dominion Post:

A good mate of gunman David Bourke pleads for him to give himself up.

And UK fashion stylists Trinny and Suzannah have been in Lower Hutt. The hosts of the British show What Not to Wear were in Wellington on their first stop of a New Zealand-wide 'style makeover' tour.

The Press

The Press reports on squalor at rest home Villa Maria gardens.

Two reports from the Health and Disability Commissioner are due on Tuesday: one covers the plight of a resident with increasing dementia, who was not showered for a year. Godwits are pictured landing at Southshore Spit, after an 11,500km journey from their Alaskan breeding grounds.


The Otago Daily Times says Dunedin Hospital failed to comply with virus protocols during an outbreak of norovirus a year ago. That affected more than 500 patients and staff, according to a district health board report.

The paper reports that the new Forsyth Barr stadium is taking shape - an aerial photograph shows the south stand rising.

And a boy, 12, has told a Dunedin Court of beatings by his mother over two years.