Recycling death: The lonely life of Daniel Bindner

Daniel Bindner had a home and a job. The 40-year-old had a family too - three children called him Dad and he helped raise a fourth.

He lived with his partner on a farm between the Waikato towns of Te Awamutu and Ohaupo. He worked hard - his former boss remembered him as someone who wasn't afraid to pitch in on whatever needed doing - but a low dairy payout started a chain of events that culminated in an achingly sad end for Bindner.