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

'Gentle giant' killed walking on road

Bunnythorpe has lost a "gentle giant" in Shane Foster.

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.

33kg of junk mail

Love it or loathe it, want it or not - we are drowning in junk mail, according to a new survey.

Ministry recovers 13-year-old fine

Ticket from 2001 comes back to haunt one man, as govt sets out to recover $565m in fines.

Basketballer's court reprieve

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

Shark player given reprieve

The prime offender in a violent assault has had his sentencing deferred to March so he can play basketball in Australia.

'Sex assault lasted 8min'

Mum sentenced for drowning

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.

Festering tensions

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

Life on 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.

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