06:09 A batting collapse has seen the Black Caps plunge to a 117 run defeat to Australia at the MCG..gifting the Aussies a 3 nil sweep of the series.

06:08 American actor Kirk Douglas, known for his work in films such as Spartacus and 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, has turned 100.

06:07 Efforts to secure the job of deputy PM are heating up between Simon Bridges and Paula Bennett. The decision will be made on Monday.

06:06 A homicide investigation is under way into the death of a man in Upper Hutt overnight. Police were called to a Wallaceville address just after 12mid.

06:05 A new WADA report says the Russian state conspired with more than a thousand athletes and sporting officials to undertake a massive doping programme.