Kerikeri  [March 22, 2010]
One of the most tragic - and senseless - crashes of 2010 was that which claimed the life of Kerikeri mother Katherine Kennedy. Here her five-year-old son Matthew places a sprig of rosemary on her coffin after her funeral at Kingston House. The driver of the other car, Warren Jenkins, was later sentenced to four years' jail for drink-driving causing death. He had been only ten days out of jail for a previous drink-driving conviction - his 17th - when he crossed the centreline at Oromahoe, State Highway 10, and collided head-on with Ms Kennedy's car.