10 May 2011

Tuesday's morning newspaper headlines

9:31 am on 10 May 2011

Arrests after death of NZ teen in Britain; homeowners face 50% rise in house insurance premiums; Dunedin City Council identifies $790,000 of cuts.

NZ Herald

Two young men have been arrested and released on bail following the death of New Zealand teenager Emily Longley in Britain.

A 29-year-old New Zealander understood to be the cousin of murdered Feilding farmer Scott Guy has been killed in a brutal attack in Western Australia.

A rugby match between Tangaroa College and Auckland Grammar had to be abandoned after three players were sent off for fighting.

Dominion Post

Homeowners face a hefty 50% rise in the cost of insurance after a string of costly natural disasters, the paper says.

Opponents of big roading projects in Wellington have accused city councillors of economic illiteracy and sent them children's counting books, calculators and letters saying they should learn how to use them.

New Zealand's hopes of a showjumping Olympic medal in London next year have been dashed with news that Waikato rider Katie McVean has sold her horse in a multimillion-dollar deal with the Saudi Arabian Equestrian Federation.

The Press

The Central Plains irrigation scheme has received its biggest boost with the Government setting aside up to $435 million for regional water projects.

A survey shows that Christchurch residents are the most stressed people in the country. The survey was taken five weeks after the big earthquake and found stress levels were highest in Christchurch, with 46% percent of residents feeling under pressure.

Otago Daily Times

Dunedin City Council, facing unpopular rates rises, is about to consider a report identifying $794,300 of cuts for the next financial year.

The same survey featured in The Press also shows Dunedin residents feel among the healthiest in the country, but appear to be the second-heaviest drinkers and the most dissatisfied with their weight.