25 Jan 2011

Tuesday's newspaper headlines

9:21 am on 25 January 2011

Rehab use up tenfold after Canterbury quake; global search for burnt woman's son; luxury home trashed during seven-day party.

NZ Herald

The young mother left burning to death on a rural road, is said to have been involved in a volatile and violent marriage to a man who is now the focus of an international manhunt.

Dominion Post

Also reporting on the young mother's death, the paper says Ranjeeta Sharma used her Facebook page to describe her son as 'my little boy, my life.' The Dominion Post says it is feared she could have been the victim of an honour killing.

The sister of a cyclist killed in a collision on Saturday night says he did not feel safe riding in Wellington. Ben Lawless, 22, was wearing a helmet and lights when the accident happened just after 11pm.

The Press

Last year's earthquake has seen an almost tenfold surge in alcoholics, drug users and gamblers seeking help from one Christchurch rehabilitation unit.

Otago Daily Times

State-owned enterprise Solid Energy has chosen its former Mataura mine site as the preferred location for a demonstration briquetting plant costing up to $25 million.

The Queenstown District Court has heard how a 20-year-old man broke into a $2 million luxury home in the town, and held a seven-day alcohol-fuelled party which caused damage of up to $70,000.