23 Jun 2010

Wednesday's newspaper headlines

9:47 am on 23 June 2010

All Whites Coach Ricki Herbert may be lured overseas; investors win $45m fair trading payout; hefty fee hike likely at Otago Polytechnic

NZ Herald

Investors in ANZ and its fund management business ING are to get a $45 million payout. Up to 15,000 people may be eligible for a share of the money.

There are downsides to the All Whites making it into the next round of the Football World Cup: coach Ricki Herbert will miss a planned holiday, Captain Ryan Nelsen will risk missing the birth of his child and striker Chris Killen will have to delay his honeymoon.

Manakau councillors spent $75,000 to send four managers on a six-day training trip to Queenstown.

Dominion Post

A drunk driver kept drinking in his overturned car after a crash - because he says he had nothing better to do while he waited for the police to arrive, the paper reports. The man has been fined $1100 and disqualified from driving for ten months.

All Whites Coach Ricki Herbert may be lured overseas by lucrative deals from other nations impressed by the New Zealand football team's performance at the World Cup.

Endangered Chinese giant pandas could be brought to Wellington Zoo, and under one suggested proposal could be part-exchanged for a pair of kiwi.

The Press

Drunk drivers will again be publicly named and shamed - but only if this information is requested under the Official Information Act.

The Press has pictures of police breath testing allcomers to Tuesday's rugby clash between Christ College and Christchurch Boys High. Police say the measure may have broken the cycle of drunken disorder at the annual event.

The mother of a four-year-old boy who died after being hit by a car says charges against the driver have done nothing to ease her pain.

Otago Daily Times

The paper has reaction to a possible fee hike at Otago Polytechnic as the institution tries to claw back an anticipated drop in income.

There are details of the Serious Fraud Office investigation into Allan Hubbard's firm, Aorangi Securities Ltd.

Queenstown Lakes District's deputy mayor has confirmed he wants to run for the top job.

A Dunedin youth has been charged with threatening to kill after making violent posts on Facebook.