00:18
Taylor is charged with assaulting and killing the 15-month-old while living with Mikala Stokes.

'Ihaka Stokes could not have caused those injuries to himself' - court told as jury sees graphic photos of toddler

Troy Taylor denies murdering and assaulting his partner Mikala Stokes' young child.

Crash between two cars and truck north of Auckland leaves person trapped

A stretch of State Highway One, north of Auckland, has been closed this morning.

Fire crews outside Showgirls in central Auckland

Dozens of firefighters tackling blaze at central Auckland strip club

Forty firefighters are working to contain the blaze, which is on the ground floor.

00:26
Faf du Plessis didn't want to leave the ground after Latham hung on to this screamer on day two in Hamilton.

Live updates: Fine weather in Hamilton but wet outfield delaying start

Follow for regular updates of day three of the third cricket Test between the Black Caps and South Africa in Hamilton.

01:38
The Blues brought back cheerleaders for their match at the weekend, but some are saying society has moved on.

'No-one goes to see the cheerleaders, they go to see the game' - backlash over Blues using dancers for pre-match entertainment

The Blues sparked debate by bringing back cheerleaders for their match in Albany on Saturday.

00:25
It was high-fives all round as Hideto Tanihara played it perfectly with an 8-Iron to sink a masterful stroke.

Watch: 'He played it perfectly!' Japanese golfer sinks astonishing hole in one in PGA's world match play

It was high-fives all round as Hideto Tanihara played it perfectly with the 8-Iron.

00:30
A police standoff began after a gunman barricaded himself inside a bus in the heart of Las Vegas.

'No apparent reason' for shooting on Las Vegas Strip bus

A gunman was shot and killed yesterday after he barricaded himself in the bus.

00:33
Locals did their best to contain the terrifying flames before firefighters arrived on the scene.

Video: Fireball shoots out after mortar rounds slam into popular Iraqi market, killing two

Locals did their best to contain the terrifying flames before firefighters arrived.

01:59
Foran says leaving Sydney and getting back to his roots in NZ has been a "breath of fresh air".

When will he play? Warriors arrive home today sweating on Foran's fitness after star suffers warm-up injury

Kieran Foran is racing the clock to make his NRL comeback against the Gold Coast.

00:22
Three pedestrians were killed in a Westminster Bridge rampage by Khalid Masood who then fatally stabbed a police officer.

Sombre service held at Westminster Cathedral in memory of London attack victims

Three pedestrians were killed in the Westminster Bridge rampage by Khalid Masood who then fatally stabbed a police officer.

00:25
Smith hasn't played for NZ since 2014 after coach Anthony Hudson excluded him from the squad last year due to his lack of commitment to the national team.

'It took a little bit out of us' - All Whites coach considering changes for World Cup qualifying second leg against Fiji

With only two days between matches against Fiji, Hudson says he'll be monitoring his players carefully.

00:36
Premier Li Keqiang has arrived in New Zealand to hold talks over an upgrade to our free trade agreement.

Top level talks to focus on expanding trade between China and NZ

Prime Minister Bill English is about to hold formal talks with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang.

00:20
The British superstar told the Auckland crowd that she used to sing for no one when she was 16.

'I don't know if I will ever tour again' - was this the only time Adele will play in New Zealand?

Let's hope it was just the emotion of ending her 15 month world tour, because we have loved having you here, Adele.

00:22
There were chaotic scenes in a Hong Kong mall when an escalator reversed direction.

There were chaotic scenes in a Hong Kong mall when an escalator reversed direction.

Technicians arrested after escalator reverses at high speed in terrifying incident caught on camera

00:56
Professor Al Gillespie reacts to the NZDF's statement following claims made in the Hit & Run book.

'One of them has to be wrong on this matter' - international law expert on claims against SAS dismissed by NZDF

Bill English continues to back Defence Force over SAS claims, refuses to launch inquiry

01:08
He's got two Olympic gold medals now, but Murray's college rowing career didn't get off to the best of starts.

'We were terrible' – Olympic hero Eric Murray admit his first Maadi Cup was a disaster

He's got two Olympic golds now, but Murray's college rowing career didn't get off to the best of starts.

02:30
'Bang, bang, bang!' sounded the staple gun, says Breakfast's Matty after his wee accident on live TV.

'Bang, bang, bang!' sounded the staple gun, says Breakfast's Matty after his wee accident on live TV.

Watch: 'I kept smiling through the pain' - Breakfast's Matty McLean gets staples after live TV stunt goes wrong

06:39
Bill English says he has 'every reason to believe the Defence Force' as the claims made in the Hit & Run book linger.

Bill English continues to back Defence Force over SAS claims, refuses to launch inquiry

"I have every good reason to believe the defence forces who were there," says the PM.

00:10
The crash on the South-Western Motorway is causing delays this morning.

Ten-vehicle crash cleared, but delays remain for Auckland Airport traffic

Police are urging motorists to be patient after a crash on the South-Western Motorway.

01:52
This comes after an unarmed police officer was fatally stabbed in the attack.

Westminster attacker sent encrypted WhatsApp message before rampage

"We need to make sure that organisations like WhatsApp don't provide a secret place for terrorists to communicate," says the UK's Home Secretary.

00:22
Newcastle defender Jason Hoffman had a moment to forget as he beat his own goalkeeper in his side’s loss.

'We're not dead yet, we've got a pulse' - All Whites-less Phoenix revive play-off hopes by thumping Newcastle

Co-coach Des Buckingham said the 5-0 win showed what his "players are capable of".

00:27
A little rain wasn't going to put Adele or her legion of Kiwi fans off enjoying her New Zealand finale.

Video: Adele opens final Auckland show with epic rain and windswept performance of Hello

A little rain wasn't going to stop the British star belting out her classics.

The NZDF can confirm that NZDF personnel have never operated in these villages - Lieutenant General Tim Keating

Defence Force boss slams Hager's Hit and Run book as 'incorrect'

02:10
Evacuations have been ordered as a tropical cyclone bears down on Queensland.

'This cyclone will have a big impact' – North Queensland authorities brace for Tropical Cyclone Debbie

Evacuations have been ordered as a tropical cyclone bears down on Queensland.

00:19
It was another restless night for some as blocked drains and heavy rain caused problems across the city.

Power restored to over 500 homes in Auckland

Vector is trying to restore power to hundreds of homes in Ponsonby.

00:24
When it comes to keeping dry at concerts it seems the British star is just like us – forced to don a cheap plastic jacket.

Video: 'I gotta get my stylist!' Adele battles with pesky poncho during Auckland downpour

When it comes to keeping dry at concerts it seems the British star is just like us – forced to don a cheap plastic coat.

00:22
Two people were seriously hurt and dozens more suffered cuts and bruising after the suspected gas explosion in New Ferry.

Rubble strewn across UK street after buildings collapse in gas explosion

Two people were seriously hurt and dozens more suffered cuts and bruising.

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