A newborn baby is in Starship Hospital after an alleged serious assault in Waitara.
The one-month-old girl was admitted to Taranaki Base Hospital on Friday in a serious condition, after initially being taken to a local medical centre. She was later flown to Starship Children's Hospital.
The baby's condition is now stable and improving.
A 29-year-old orchard worker appeared in the New Plymouth District Court yesterday charged with numerous offences.
He didn't enter a plea and will be remanded in custody, due to reappear on December 3.