29 Jan 2010

Friday's newspaper headlines

8:47 am on 29 January 2010

Another private school delisted; disruption due to Telecom XT network cut; Otago University merger proposal puzzles staff.

NZ Herald

The paper's front page has a large close-up of a hand holding a three-day-old puppy that survived yesterday's massacre of 33 dogs. The paper says the SPCA is considering charges against the man who shot the dogs, the neighbour of the dogs' owner.

A common blood-thinning drug is being recalled after a manufacturing blunder.

The New Zealand Herald reports a motorist held up by a knife-wielding robber was trapped inside his car as the offender led police on a high-speed chase

Dominion Post

A second private international school has been deregistered by the Qualifications Authority in just over a month, the paper reports.

Rock concerts, horse racing, rugby sevens and cruise ship passengers are expected to inject $30 million into the local economy in little over a week.

The Press

Police are investigating the road rage assault of a website editor caught in a war of words between cyclists and motorists.

Emails by Environment Canterbury councillors breached the council's code of conduct, an inquiry has found.

Thousands of XT network mobile users south of Christchurch were cut off for a second day as Telecom struggled to identify the problem.

Otago Daily Times

The lack of mobile phone coverage from Telecom's XT network continued to frustrate thousands of people yesterday as services remained interrupted in Queenstown, Invercargill, Timaru and parts of Dunedin.

The Dunedin brother-in-law of missing Australian businessman Herman Rockefeller says his family is "struggling" as the search enters its second week.

And the paper says a proposed Otago University department merger has left 30 staff members worried about their future.