The first sentence of the article then said:
Police last night believed the Napier gunman to be dead
Now it may just be my pedantry, but when I read a newspaper headline I expect it bear some relation to the article below it.
Intriguingly, the Herald Online's headline says:
The best way for APN to gag sites like Editing The Herald would be to get its act together.
EXPLOSIONS AT SIEGE SCENE, POLICE BELIEVE NAPIER GUNMAN DEAD