A 28-year-old man has appeared in court charged with the murder of Auckland toddler Seini Unaloto Ikamanu.

Seini, also known as Jane, was injured at her parents' home in Beach Haven on Auckland's North Shore in March.

She was 2-years-old when she was rushed to Starship hospital in March, and died on December 6 last year.

She spent her third birthday in a coma.

The man appeared in Auckland High Court today accused of Seini's murder as well as separate charges of causing her injuries and grievous bodily harm and failing to provide the necessaries of life.

He was remanded on bail ahead of another court appearance in July.

Figures released under the Official Information Act show that 130 children were admitted to Starship with injuries from "definite or probable child abuse" between July 2005 and July 2010.

Fifteen of those died.

- NZHERALD STAFF