Tamati Terangi was a school leader for Pukekohe North School, and helped lead the mass haka.

Loud and proud in Pukekohe

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

Fraud accused in court

Mark Lawrence Ivil, 58, made a quick appearance at the Tauranga
District Court on Tuesday.

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.

Cops hit Head Hunters

1:26 PM  Three Mt Eden inmates are among the 10 people arrested in raids on the gang - with police also talking to a former guard.

Young girl kicked by horse

An 11-year-old girl has been injured after she was kicked in face by a horse.

Same-name CV used

Man allegedly stole another man's identity to get job as psychiatrist in Waikato.

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News

Iran role for Waikato lecturer

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

12:47 PM  'Reinserting the Iranian economy back into the global economy' will be the focus for Dr Sadeq Bigdeli.

Prosecution for dog attack

12:26 PM  The owner will have to perform community service after elderly person mauled.

Matamata netball fans quiz Silver Ferns' stars

Maori language school at heart video

Business

Banks 'reluctant' to force farm sales

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

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

FMA slaps stop order on property finance firm

Green Gardens Finance is offering illegal investments, the watchdog warns.

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.

GST import threshold could drop

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

Sport

Top sides all win as quest for WaiBop Premiership heats up

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

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

Te Kauwhata claim premier prize

Te Kauwhata is continuing to prove that it is a developing force in Counties Manukau club rugby after taking out the Sid Marshall Shield.

WaiBOP Football's regional football development manager Ken Cresswell, right, presents Matamata Swifts' club development manager Dwayne Barlow with a plaque recognising club's QCM '1 star ??? Developing Club' accreditation.

Matamata Swifts gain nationally recognised accreditation

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

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

Bogan's Heroes

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

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

Hunting bumps in the night

If there's something strange in your neighbourhood, who you gonna call? Midnight Paranormal Hamilton.

Waikato house of the year

Waikato winner of House of the Year announced gallery

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

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