15 Feb 2010

Monday's newspaper headlines

8:40 am on 15 February 2010

Police roster changes cutting crime; "massive" rise in multimillion-dollar frauds; throw out the homework, says principal.

NZ Herald

Police resources could be targeted to the rowdier days of the week in the extension of a trial that has had a big impact on crime in South Auckland. The initiative has been trialled since November.

Auckland's Indian community is demanding action to ensure its frontline workers are safe, following the killing of a city taxi driver.

Prime Minister John Key wants New Zealand to become an international financial hub specialising in the administration of overseas pension funds.

Dominion Post

A convicted repeat rapist has decided not to move to Raumati following a public outcry from the community. The man was due to be living in close proximity to two schools.

A company responsible for safety standards for industrial abseilers is being investigated amid allegations of serious misconduct and fears of an imminent fatality. The Labour Department launched an investigation after 42 abseiling anchors on a Wellington apartment block were found to be unsafe.

Some Wellington schools are encouraging an unorthodox approach to homework, telling students to improve their reading and spelling through comics and crosswords.

The Press

Canterbury health workers say a sexist attitude towards health funding means men are missing out - despite being more likely to suffer heart attacks and cancers than women.

Wild weather over the weekend forced Coast-to-Coast organisers to change the route of the competition for the first time in its 28-year history.

Otago Daily Times

A report by international accounting firm KPMG says more than $98 million dollars of fraud was caught last year.

A woman had to be rescued by her partner after she was washed off rocks off Cape Saunders to the east of Dunedin on Sunday.