Shane William Foster, loved the outdoors, hunting and fishing.

'Everyone loved him'

Bunnythorpe has lost a "gentle giant" in Shane Foster, who was hit and killed by a car while walking on the highway.

Mother was 'unlucky'

The mother of a woman whose toddler drowned says all mothers have left kids alone in the bath and got away with it.

Kiwi 'brainwashed'

The friend of NZ man killed in an air strike in Yemen says his mate wanted to be an imam, not a terrorist.

'Sex assault lasted 8min'

A woman fighting for her name to be published was allegedly assaulted for eight minutes in her home.

Crash robs unborn daughter of dad

Dairy farmer was only three weeks away from becoming a dad when he died in a ute crash.

Teens flee crash scene

tapeST Two teens driving stolen car lose control and crash into building in Nelson.

Basketballer's court reprieve

Basketballer identified as prime offender in violent assault at New Plymouth pub is given a reprieve.

Shark player given reprieve

Mum sentenced for drowning

Festering tensions

Gerry Brownlee Documents lay bare the strained relationship between quake recovery authority and city council.

Planet Parliament

National's second term in Government has seen highs, lows and controversy on both sides.

The current state of politics

Blood on hands over balloon crash

Tough to gird loins after long slog

We visited Planet Key, witnessed collective brain fade, and saw ministers, MPs and leaders come and go.

Expulsions last resort

More could be done for the troublemakers turfed out of Manawatu schools, according to parents and students. | Teen needed help

'I was a right little s...'

Jamie Fergusson misses being at school, but his former school probably doesn't miss him.

Forget sun, give me robot fun

Educated questions over changes

School's microchip 'reward' plan

School's hope to track pupils' good behaviour with microchip bracelets prompts concern from parents.

Living with pain for 16 years

Surgery I've been in pain since the age of 11, but I refuse to let it stop me living the life I desire.

DHB cuts stressful

Cost-cutting at Hutt Valley District Health Board has left staff stressed and confused.

Life of the walking dead

Sick doctors taking bugs to work

Eye expert to train workers in Fiji

A Hamilton eye expert is heading to Fiji this month, but not to holiday at the beach.

'Iconic slice of NZ' sold

Lochinver The Chinese firm that bought the Crafar farms has signed a conditional deal for another large block.

Fonterra director retires

Jim van der Poel will leave the dairy co-operative's board in November, after 12 years of service.

Kelp is on the way

US beef numbers crunched

How much are our bees worth?

Bees are worth $5.1 billion to the New Zealand economy each year, but all is not well with them.

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The lower drink-driving limits from December are:

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