2 Aug 2010

Monday's newspaper headlines

7:08 am on 2 August 2010

Officer may have known killer; boy racers driven off Christchurch streets; Rocky Horror Picture Show creator to be granted residency.

NZ Herald

The paper says an off-duty police officer stabbed to death in his own home appears to have known his attacker. A 16-year-old boy has been charged with murder.

Failed fashion shop business of All Black Dan Carter owes creditors more than $1.16 million. Creditors include Carter himself, who sank more than $210,000 into the venture.

Dominion Post

The paper leads with the second violent attack on a police officer in Hawke's Bay in under a week. On Sunday morning, Constable Karen Eivers of Wairoa was dragged along the street and spat at, suffering minor injuries.

The Government has intervened to allow the creator of the Rocky Horror Picture Show apply for citizenship. Richard O'Brien, 68, wants to retire here but would normally be too old to gain New Zealand citizenship.

An 81-year-old woman's death after being given an antibiotic has sparked a major hospital review of how drug allergies are recorded.

The Press

Police say the new anti-cruising bylaw has driven boy racers off troubled Christchurch streets.

A Melbourne lawyer is looking for New Zealander Craig Phillips, to tell him he is in line for a million dollar windfall. Mr Phillips is a thalidomide victim due part of a settlement.

Otago Daily Times

Dunedin City Council is applying for $9.5 million in Rugby World Cup funding. It may mean shifting the city's midwinter lantern parade so it is held during the Cup.

A police pursuit in Dunedin on Saturday was abandoned when the car being chased reached speeds of 170 km/h.

Firefighters managed to stop a hedge fire just moments before it would have set a Ravensbourne home alight.