14 Sep 2010

Morning Report: local papers

6:48 am on 14 September 2010

Tuesday's headlines: Two more trusts set up by Allan Hubbard placed in statutory management; gang of girls intimidate retailers in Porirua; national standards advisory to be set up by minister.

NZ Herald

The New Zealand Herald leads with a story about a man who had a fatal heart attack after an appendix operation at North Shore Hospital.The paper says the man's family are angry and are demanding answers about his treatment.

The Herald also reports that a New Zealand watersport instructor in England has been arrested over the death of an 11 year old girl in a boating accident.

Dominion Post

The Dominion Post leads with a story about a gang of girls intimidating Porirua retailers. Two businesswomen say they were beaten up by gangs of shoplifters and police are now working with Porirua City Council to stop shoplifting, intimidation and begging in the city centre.

And the paper reports that Wellington will have free access to high speed wireless internet on the watefront from December. It says the council hopes to make free wi-fi a permanent fixture in the central business district in time for next year's Rugby World cup.

The Press

The Press reports that two more trusts set up by Allan Hubbard have been placed in statutory management to protect the interests of about 400 investors. The trusts are the Temple Bar Family Trust and the Barns Charitable Trust, which both have shares in Aorangi Securities.

And The Press reports that two sisters who went away to have a break from the Canterbury aftershocks. returned to find their home ransacked and burgled.


Lead story in The Otago Daily Times is that Education Minister Anne Tolley will establish a national standards advisory group.

And the ODT reports that Christchurch hospital neurosurgery clinical director Martin MacFarlane says a one site service in Christchurch is the only option for South Island neurosurgery.