28 Jun 2010

Morning Report: local papers

4:44 pm on 28 June 2010

Monday's headlines: Returning All Whites met by thrilled supporters at Auckland airport; disgraced TV star's future rests on a meeting with his bosses; $2 million profit from parking meters in Dunedin.

NZ Herald

The New Zealand Herald reports the first All Whites to return home from the World Cup were mobbed by thrilled supporters at Auckland International Airport on Sunday. Schoolboys chanted "All Whites, All Whites" during an hour's wait to see their heroes.

Also on the front page: disgraced TV and radio star David Fane has apologised for racist and anti-gay remarks he made in a speech, but the paper says his future may rest on a meeting on Monday with his bosses.

Dominion Post

The Dominion Post says two children have required liver transplants in the past three months after being given painkillers, prompting medics to call for a review of over-the-counter medicine.

In other news: four violent crimes are said to have been committed every day since the three-strikes law was passed, sparking concerns about prison numbers.

And it wasn't such good news for All Whites fans waiting at Wellington Airport on Sunday evening. The footballers did not arrive on their scheduled flights, leaving All Blacks captain Richie McCaw - who happened to be passing through - to step in for disappointed supporters.

The Press

The Press reports police are investigating a possible link between three robberies in Canterbury in nine days.

Two of the robberies involved firearms. In the most recent incident on Saturday night, an armed man gun tied up the proprietor of a hotel in Leithfield, North Canterbury, and demanded the keys to a safe.


The Otago Daily Times says Dunedin City Council has banked a profit of $2 million from parking meters in less than a year.

And the Government is finalising a new deal to electronically manage and monitor non-casino gaming machines in a bid to tackle double-dipping and misappropriation of charitable funds.