20 Sep 2010

Monday's newspaper headlines

8:44 am on 20 September 2010

Canterbury lawyers expect to be swamped with employment, insurance and tenancy cases; D-Day for Wellington's child cancer service; construction site becomes focus of Carmen Thomas inquiry.

NZ Herald

North Islanders face nearly a week of dismal weather, which will hamper the clean up effort following the weekend storm that cut power to thousands of homes, closed roads and caused widespread damage.

An inner-city Auckland construction site has become the focus of a police investigation into the murder of missing woman, Carmen Thomas.

Dominion Post

Child cancer patients will soon find out whether they will need to travel for treatment, after the Capital and Coast District Health Board agreed to a national child cancer services plan. The DHB will hold a meeting on Tuesday to discuss the content of the Government's plan.

A Wellington pilot managed to safely bring down his glider by aiming for two pedestrian crossing poles in Paraparaumu, after his aircraft was caught in a strong downdraught.

The Press

Canterbury lawyers expect to be swamped with employment, insurance and tenancy cases, with the number of people seeking free legal advice expected to dramatically increase.

Southland schools and businesses are considering closure after bearing the brunt of a three-day storm that's lashed the country.

Police had to call on the army for help on Saturday night, after some people ignored a central-city cordon in Christchurch.

Otago Daily Times

Otago orchardists and farmers have also been hit hard by the icy blast that hit Southland, with farmers facing losing up to 300 lambs.

A venue director says Dunedin's new Forsyth Barr Stadium is being built strong enough to withstand up to 1.5 metres of snow.

Four young Cantabrians have been labelled as very lucky and very stupid by Queenstown police. Their dinghy sank in Lake Wakatipu after they'd been drinking on Saturday night.