4 Nov 2010

Thursday's newspaper headlines

8:31 am on 4 November 2010

Hunter's remorse fails to stop calls for manslaughter charge; David Tamihere to be released from prison within days; new drug therapy could dramatically help paralysis victims.

NZ Herald

The paper leads with the story that double murderer David Tamihere will be released from prison within days and he won't have to reveal where Swedish tourist Heidi Paakkonen's body is hidden. Detectives had asked the Parole Board to make it a condition of his release that he reveal the whereabouts of Ms Paakkonen's body.

The Herald reports that an accident on a ride-on mower has kept the Maori king from at least one high profile event this week. King Tuheitia hurt his shoulder and missed the swearing in of super city councillors on Monday.

Dominion Post

A hunter who admitted fatally shooting Lower Hutt teacher Rosemary Ives is riven by sorrow and remorse but that hasn't stopped mounting calls for him to face a manslaughter charge.

US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton will be treated to a barbecue at the Prime Minister's residence on Thursday which will include wild boar sausages, whitebait and pavlova.

The Press

The paper reports doctors are telling severe alcoholics needing help to keep drinking, because there is a shortage of detox beds in the South Island.

The Press also reports on the hunter who shot and killed Lower Hutt teacher Rosemary Ives. The paper says Andrew Mears, in a statement read by his lawyer outside the Taupo District Court yesterday, said that "every second of every day he wishes he could turn the clock back".

Otago Daily Times

Otago University and American researchers have discovered a new drug therapy which could dramatically help paralysis victims. The paper reports co-author Dr Andrew Clarkson says this could potentially be the biggest theraputic breakthrough in many years.

Twenty-one students were removed by police after they were found crammed into a furniture removal trailer on their way to the Wingatui Races on Tuesday.