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What’s in the newspapers -Nov 5

Former Air New Zealand boss Christopher Luxon has won the National Party nomination to contest the Botany seat in next year's general election; and former ANZ NZ boss David Hisco left behind approximately A$7.4 million in variable remuneration payments after departing the bank following an investigation into personal expenses.

* The New Zealand Herald

In the New Zealand Herald, a Dunedin doctor stabbed a teenage girl to death to protect his fragile medical career, the Crown says. Venod Skantha, 32, was on his final warning at Dunedin Hospital when, according to the Crown, he murdered 16-year-old Amber-Rose Rush in her home in the Dunedin suburb of Corstorphine on February 2 last year.

In other news, former Air New Zealand boss Christopher Luxon has won the National Party nomination to contest the Botany seat in next year's general election. Luxon went head-to-head in a candidate selection meeting against four other candidates. He beat them all on the first ballot.

In business news, former ANZ NZ boss David Hisco left behind approximately A$7.4 million in variable remuneration payments after departing the bank following an investigation into personal expenses. Hisco left his A$3 million plus a year job in mid-June following allegations he "mis-characterised" certain personal expenses as business expenses, including wine storage and the use of chauffeur-driven cars.

* The Dominion Post

In the Dominion Post, a 12-year-old New Zealand girl is among thousands of alleged child victims blackmailed into sending explicit images to a man in Ireland via social media.Police say her family in Hawke’s Bay is refusing to fall apart, offering strength and support to their daughter after 21-year-old Alexander McCartney was arrested for making and sending indecent images of children earlier this year.

In other news, an attempt to force Coronation St-type housing on Lower Hutt, or a much needed move towards dealing with the city's housing crisis. Those were the two views as Hutt City councillors dealt with a recommendation by independent commissioners in support of a plan change that would radically change the way the city looks.The council has been grappling for nearly a decade to find a way to boost the population and build more houses.

In business news, a Wainuiomata pub's golden jubilee might not be at its current address as developers eye the site in a booming Hutt property market.Resource consent for a 30 unit development was granted by the Hutt City Council on the 10,586 square metre site on The Strand where the Fitzroy Tavern has stood since 1970.

*The Press

In The Press, some medical students who lied about their overseas work placements have expressed remorse after being caught out by an investigation.The University of Otago confirmed academic misconduct findings against 15 trainee intern medical students in their sixth and final year of training.

In other news, nurses at Christchurch Hospital say their safety is under threat because of a lack of staff car parks near the building. They say they are often forced to turn up hours early, or sleep in the car, just to secure a park before their shift.

In business news, retailer H&M is the newest tenant at Christchurch's Westfield Riccarton mall, but not everyone is happy. Climate change activist Amelia Dewhurst and environmentalist Mia Sutherland responded by calling on people to boycott and build awareness of fast fashion. The model cycles through trends quickly in order to maximise profit and minimise cost.
 

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