Opening the economy will have to be a gradual process, says University of Waikato senior lecturer in law Dr Sadeq Bigdeli.

Iran role for Waikato lecturer

2:34 PM  'Reinserting the Iranian economy back into the global economy' will be the focus for Dr Sadeq Bigdeli.

Crashes close roads

130114 NEWS. Photo supplied. A major road is closed and traffic is backing up following a fatal
crash in Karaka in rural South Auckland. One person is dead and one has "grave" injuries from the three-car
crash, which happened at about 3:30pm on State Highway 22, police have confirmed.

13 min ago  Two highways through the central to upper North Island are closed after two crashes - one fatal.

Fraud accused in court

The man is accused of living off others' fortunes for decades.

Gangs meet for game of league

A league team in Taupo is making a difference by bringing gangs together.

Loud and proud in Pukekohe

A hair-raising haka was performed by more than 2000 students.

Cops hit Head Hunters video

2:21 PM  Three Mt Eden inmates are among the 10 people arrested in raids on the gang - with police also talking to a former guard.

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Band competition excites

Cambridge Middle School bands Blue Night and Undecided are going to sing original songs.

13 min ago  Cambridge school bands are ready to rock.

Staff report backs formation of water company

14 min ago  City council staff support a recommendation to create a water company to manage services across three councils.

Waipa's dogs better behaved

Fraudster accountant gets five years

Business

Staff report backs formation of water company

A water report by consultancy firm Cranleigh have recommended water assets, such as the Hamilton water treatment plant, be managed by a council-controlled organisation.

11 min ago  City council staff support a recommendation to create a water company to manage services across three councils.

GST import threshold could drop

Could New Zealand's GST import rules be up for change if our Australian counterparts change their rules?

Bill English says the Government has been in talks with banks about troubles facing the dairy sector.

Banks 'reluctant' to force farm sales

Banks will be reluctant to force indebted dairy farmers to sell up, Finance Minister predicts.

Sport

Big stage for teen to shine

Finau Mosa'ati-Fosita, second from right, is part of the NZ women's quad to contest the World Junior Rowing championships in Rio de Janeiro.

3:26 PM  Finau Mosa'ati-Fosita will make her international debut at the venue for next year's Olympic Games.

Matamata Swifts gain nationally recognised accreditation

Matamata Swifts AFC have recently been awarded New Zealand Football’s Quality Club Mark accreditation.

Cambridge, Ngongotaha and Melville United all scored wins at the weekend.

Top sides all win as quest for WaiBop Premiership heats up

The race for the WaiBop Premiership title remains an intense one.

Opinion

GST import threshold could drop

Market-watchers now see the Australian dollar slipping below US76¢ in coming days or weeks, and then towards US75¢ as divergent monetary policies and growth patterns between the US and Australia drive investor capital away from the Aussie towards the greenback.

Could New Zealand's GST import rules be up for change if our Australian counterparts change their rules?

The cost of finding yourself

OPINION: Ever dreamed of being someone else? Would you be willing to pay the price, even if it cost you everything?

PORTFOLIO: Tainui Group Holdings' commercial developments include Te Awa and The Base.

Waikato Maori to be congratulated

OPINION: Waikato Tainui are finally making the dream of the first two Maori kings a reality.

Life & Style

Band competition excites

Cambridge Middle School bands Blue Night and Undecided are going to sing original songs.

11 min ago  Cambridge school bands are ready to rock.

Waikato winner of House of the Year announced gallery

A "cleverly designed" new build in Hamilton has been named as Waikato's top home.

Stand and deliver: heavy metal bogan Olen Flolicsen, "Fro" to his mates.

Bogan's Heroes

Over ten half-hour episodes, new TV2 series Bogans looks at many stereotypical bogan enthusiasms in considerable depth.

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