1 Feb 2011

Tuesday's newspaper headlines

10:08 am on 1 February 2011

German investors buy 3314ha of dairy land; mine rescue workers 'owed thousands' by police; Ryder vents anger on Twitter.

NZ Herald

The deck which collapsed at an Omaha Beach holiday home on Sunday night is said to have been given the all-clear by a builder, although a second deck was deemed unsafe and closed off to renters.

Colorful Black Caps batsman Jesse Ryder has used Twitter to voice his frustration at being run-out in a provincial one day cricket match. Ryder tweeted: "I just got run out by my other batter. What a waste of time this day is." Officials say he won't be sanctioned for the impulsive message.

Dominion Post

The paper says New Zealand has been accused of being unhelpful to its citizens stranded in Egypt while other countries make plans to get their nationals out of the country, hit by violent protests.

Vodafone customers face delays after its Cairo-based call centre was forced to close because of the unrest.

The Press

Four German investment groups have won approval to invest in 10 dairy farms in Southland and Canterbury with a combined value of $109 million. The paper says the assets amount to just under half the size and value of the 16 Crafar farms in the North Island, which are under offer from a Shanghai conglomerate.

Contractors who worked for weeks on the Pike River Coal mine recovery operation say they are owed tens of thousands of dollars by police.

Christchurch City Council has tentatively thrown its weight behind a multimillion-dollar bid to build an international-class velodrome in the city.

Otago Daily Times

The whereabouts of Amber-Lee Cruickshank remain a mystery after bones discovered on the Kingston foreshore were identified as those of an animal. Two year old Amber Lee went missing in 1992.