11:51 A body has been found in Titahi Bay address in Porirua after police were called by neighbours who complained about the smell.

11:50 Russian Maria Sharapova has pulled out of the US tennis Open on the eve of the tournament in New York.

11:49 There are fears a proposal to slash the protected status of hundreds of trees in Christchurch will see an unleashing of chainsaws.

11:47 Two teens charged over the robbery of a Christchurch liquor store at the weekend have appeared in the youth court. They were remanded without plea.

11:45 New Zealand driver, Scott Dixon is Indycar champion again after a win in the double-points finale at Sonoma Raceway - his fourth series win.