A NZ-born helicopter pilot who died water bombing a major bushfire in Australia has been described as an amazing man with years of experience fighting fires from the air.
An Australian man and his dog Boofhead have won a court battle against an RSL club which discriminated against the pair during a six-month feud over the animal's "pungent" smell and appearance.
A man has been charged with the murder of John Christianos, who went missing more than 17 years ago and whose body was found in a wheelie bin in Melbourne last month.
An Australian teenager has pleaded guilty to hacking into the main computer network of technology giant Apple Inc, because he was a fan of the company, local media reported.
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has avoided a potentially divisive stoush on the right of the ACT and Northern Territory to make euthanasia laws after the Senate voted against it.
Queensland Senator Fraser Anning has no regrets and won't apologise after calling for a "final solution" to immigration in his widely-criticised maiden speech.
A man is being questioned by police after a New Zealand couple's campervan was shot at in central Queensland.
The most senior Catholic cleric in the world convicted of concealing child sex abuse has been spared jail, instead ordered to serve his one-year sentence at home.
Vienna has dislodged Melbourne for the first time at the top of the a global liveability index survey, strengthening the Austrian capital's claim to being the world's most pleasant city to live in.
Desperate New South Wales farmers are relying on convoys of hay from other Australian states, and the truckies delivering it say they've never seen such dire need.
A terrified New Zealand couple had to dive for cover when shots were fired at their campervan in the Australian state of Queensland.
The "stupid" driver of a stolen luxury car that hit and killed a Dutch cyclist in Melbourne's inner city may have been on drugs.
Pop superstar Pink returned to the stage in Sydney with a vengeance after illness forced her to postpone four shows during the week.
New Zealand won't be giving up a fight over the deportation of Kiwis from Australia, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says.
Pink has been hit with a run of bad health issues which left her in "excruciating pain" and has now been forced to postpone a fourth Sydney show after being rushed to a hospital earlier this week.
The family of an Australian soldier saved from Mt Aspiring after a week in the cold has thanked rescuers and medical crews.
Australia is set to welcome its 25 millionth resident this week, amid concerns its already-squeezed cities will struggle to cope.
A group of parents lifted a car and tore down a metal fence to help save a woman seriously injured in the car park of a Sydney netball complex.