One dead in Waikato crash gallery

Police at the scene of a fatal car accident on Hauraki Road.

8:59 AM  A man has died and two people are injured following a head-on collision in the Waikato. 

Kiwi killed by IS 'died a hero' video

Kadhem Chilab Abbas was killed instantly after a rocket attack on his car in Tikrit, his family told The New Zealand Herald.

6 min ago  He left NZ to care for a sick son in Iraq, but was so appalled by Isis he took up arms.

Man saves life, loses it all

Carl Bradey.

7:52 AM  Carl Bradey saved a child's life but lost almost everything, including feeling in his right arm.

The Munetra: One year on

The yacht Munetra went missing in April 2014.

"Just about every day I think of him," says the boss of a man who disappeared with two tourists.

Iraq troop deployment warning

New Zealand troops left Ohakea air base on the first leg of their journey to Iraq on Tuesday.

8:24 AM  Government told sending troops to Iraq could make NZ target of Islamic State but a 100-plus contingent headed off.

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crime

Tragedy waiting to happen video

Bradley and Ellen livingston

7:52 AM  Authorities probably should have known of Edward Livingstone's murderousness before it cost the lives of his two children.

Elderly targeted by schoolgirl scam

Girls as young as 10 have visited the homes of elderly pretending to fundraise and stealing, police warn.

Violence plagues Christchurch brothels

Court actions don't match letter

politics

Iraq troop deployment warning

New Zealand troops left Ohakea air base on the first leg of their journey to Iraq on Tuesday.

8:24 AM  The Government was warned sending troops to Iraq could make New Zealand a target of Islamic State but on Tuesday a 100-plus contingent slipped away with little fanfare.

NZDF selling Iroquois "as is"

The Defence Force is selling its 10 remaining Iroquois helicopters on an "as is, where is" basis, with no guarantee they are airworthy.

Jonathan Coleman: 'If your GP won't give you your free under 6 consultation then you go a couple of hundred yards down the road.'

'Shop around for free doctors'

8:27 AM  The Health Minister says parents should shop around until they find a GP doesn't charge for children's visits.

education

Growing a good idea

Georgia Lala, 17, with her Root Aquaponics system.

7:47 AM  Being a business owner isn't what most 17-year-olds are thinking about. But Georgia Lala isn't like most teenagers.

Learning from the past

It was meant to be an academic research project looking at the portrayal of the Anzac legend in New Zealand schools but soon became much more personal.

The Lynfield College Jazz Combo picked up four awards at the National Jazz Festival Youth Competition. Photo: ROSE CAWLEY

Hitting the right note

7:46 AM  Grandparents often know what is best for the younger generation. And for Dyland Goodisson that meant learning to play the trumpet.

health

Pediatrician: Get your shots

A Waikato pediatrician has said that whooping cough will never be eradicated because there are "too many reservoirs for infection".

9:01 AM  He says it's frustrating to hear people say they've done "careful research" and decided not to vaccinate.

'Shop around for free doctors'

8:27 AM  The Health Minister says parents should shop around until they find a GP doesn't charge for children's visits.

Kristin Paterson is conducting workshops for young Kiwis suffering from cancer as part of the the Whole Lotta Life Foundation.

Supporting young cancer survivors

8:56 AM  A charity helping young Kiwis with cancer is holding workshops to connect others with similar experiences. 

farming

Challenging conditions overcome

Hawke's Bay farmers of the year Craig and Trish Sinclair at home at Waiwhare.

Hawke’s Bay Farmer of the Year judges impressed with the winning farm’s high sheep performance in a challenging environment.

Trying to breed the ultimate

8:01 AM  Stud sheep breeder Ike Williams wouldn't be farming if it wasn't for the genetics.

Researchers Professor Louis Schipper (foreground) and Jack Pronger on the farm test site in Waikato.

Counting the carbon

Research underway on two farms aims to provide practical advice on how to to maximise soil carbon stocks.

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