Check out all the headlines from October 26 with onenews.co.nz.
- Rena owner fined over ship's grounding.
- Pike River Coal contractor fined.
- Norovirus confirmed at Auckland Hospital.
- Moving tributes to rugby legend Sir Wilson Whineray at his funeral.
7.54pm: Our Sports desk has live updates on the Championship final as Counties-Manukau host Otago.
7.39pm: Police in Gisborne say they have arrested a man after shots were fired at a vehicle, injuring no one. Police swarmed the area but later lifted their cordons.
7.30pm: The deadline for public submissions to parliament on a same-sex marriage bill has been reached, with a committee to review them before MPs vote on the issue.
7.00pm: The future of the scenic TranzAlpine and coastal-Pacific passenger rail services from Christchurch are in doubt, after KiwiRail announced it is set to review them over the next 12 months.
6.40pm: Property owners in Christchurch's Port Hills have until midnight to have their say on a zoning review.
6.33pm: Armed police have swarmed an area of Gisborne after gun shots were heard.
6.12pm: Hurricane Sandy has turned into a major threat to much of the US east coast, US forecasters said, as the storm swirled through the Bahamas after killing 21 people across the Caribbean.
5.40pm: China's rubber stamp parliament has expelled disgraced former senior politician Bo Xilai, paving the way for formal criminal charges to be laid against him.
5.34pm: A seven-year-old boy has died after being run over by a vehicle in Porirua this afternoon.
5.19pm: The New Zealand dollar falls against the pound, even as new Reserve Bank head Graeme Wheeler rules out intervention to bring the kiwi down to help exporters.
4.59pm: The San Francisco Giants take a 2-0 lead over a toothless Detroit Tigers in the best of seven baseball World Series.
4.48pm: Police in Hamilton are looking for witnesses to a "suspicious" fire under a Nando's restaurant on Victoria Street late yesterday afternoon.
4.30pm: The Waikato District Health Board has issued a public health warning not to collect or eat shellfish from Mohakatino, north to, but not including, Manukau Harbour, because of toxins found in shellfish.
3.45pm: Web only video - Wendy Petrie has the latest news from New Zealand and around the world.
3.38pm: The owner of the Rena, Greek firm Daina Shipping, has been fined $305,000 over the ship's grounding, an accident which led to an oil leak and New Zealand's biggest environmental clean up.
3.25pm: A shark falls from the sky and lands on a golf course, a California newspaper reports.
3.01pm: A lawyer for the owner of the Rena says the Daina Shipping Company has so far paid a total of $235 million to clean up the damage from its grounding.
2.39pm: Hundreds of people have attended the funeral of former All Black captain Sir Wilson Whineray in Auckland.
2.25pm: The owner of the Rena pleads guilty to discharge of harmful substances, in connection to the cargo ship's grounding last year.
2.10pm: Residents of Damascus report artillery fire from pro-government Syrian troops hours before a ceasefire is due to begin.
1.45pm: VLI Drilling has been fined $46,800 by a judge at the Greymouth District Court over three charges the company had earlier pleaded guilty to related to the Pike River mine disaster.
1.40pm: David Stern, the commissioner of the National Basketball Association, is to step down in 2014 after 30 years at the head of the NBA.
1.20pm: There was an outbust of emotion at the sentencing of a Pike River Coal contractor at a Greymouth court as a relative of one of the disaster's victims yelled at the company's representatives. Valley Longwall International Drilling is being sentenced over its failure to ensure safety checks before the explosion which killed 29 miners.
12.34pm: A pair of rookie Russian cosmonauts and a veteran US astronaut have arrived at the International Space Station.
12.00pm: Sir Wilson Whineray’s funeral is underway. ONE News reporter Paul Hobbs says that ceremony will include tributes from James Whineray and Sir Brian Lochore.
11.40am: Fonterra reveals pricing for units in its new Shareholders Fund .
11.20am: Josef Fritzl has divorced his wife of 55 years for failing to visit him in prison, a magazine has reported .
10.50am: The presence of Norovirus has been confirmed at Auckland City Hospital.
10.30am: A 12 metre-long Gollum sculpture carved using robotics has been installed at Wellington Airport ahead of The Hobbit premiere.
10.24am: A woman who kidnapped a newborn baby from Middlemore Hospital has avoided a jail sentence.
9.50am: Former US Secretary of State Colin Powell has endorsed Barack Obama's bid for re-election.
9.40am: Fuel prices continue to fall, with BP dropping the pump price of petrol for the second time this week.
9.30am: Republican challenger Mitt Romney held a 1 percentage point lead over US President Barack Obama in today's Reuters/Ipsos daily tracking poll. Obama was both serious and funny during an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
9.25am: The New Zealand dollar traded at 82.16 US cents from 82.21 cents at 5pm in Wellington yesterday.
8.49am: Emergency services have rushed to Christchurch Airport after reports of a "strange odour" on a plane.
8.16am: Microsoft unveils Windows 8 and its new Surface tablet.
8.05 am: Wall Street bolstered overnight by solid corporate results.
7.25am: Detectives said they had been staggered by the number of people who had come forward since the late Jimmy Savile's crimes were first revealed just over three weeks ago.
7.22am: Martin Weekes, father of triplets killed in a Qatar shopping mall fire, told TV ONE’s Breakfast that court hearing delays, “is making us live the death sentence continuously”.
6.58am: Andy Ellis appears resigned that his path into the All Blacks squad remains blocked.
6.46am: Ford will stop making vans in Britain next year, with the potential loss of 2000 jobs, a union leader said.
6.42am: Britain’s highest award for animal bravery has been awarded to a Springer Spaniel. Watch the video here:
6.41am: Highlanders coach Jamie Joseph has indicated Adam Thomson will end his All Blacks career and move overseas.
6.10am: The Archbishop of Canterbury is in New Zealand, in what will be his last major international engagement before he retires.
5.53am: One of three parties charged after the Pike River mine disaster will be sentenced at the Greymouth District Court this morning.
5.23am: Syria's army command said it will suspend military operations to mark the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha.
5.11am: A mother was told she must breastfeed in the toilets at an Indian hall in Wellington.