Highlanders flyer Waisake Naholo will start on the wing for the All Blacks against Australia, but the big news is the selection of rising backline star Jack Goodhue at centre.
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.
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.
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.
More than 450 people have jammed to Highway to Hell in Sydney to break the world record for the most electric guitarists playing the same song.
Beauden Barrett is a confirmed starter in a trimmed-down All Blacks team to face the Wallabies in Sydney.
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.
Wallabies skipper Michael Hooper has signed a five-year contract deal tipped to be worth about $6 million.
An inability to trouble the scorers after halftime has the Warriors scratching their heads before their NRL clash with the Newcastle Knights.
Melbourne great Billy Slater has confirmed his retirement from rugby league, effective at the end of the NRL season.
Australia's population has officially hit the 25 million mark.
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has made the eye-catching claim that the Wallabies deserve favouritism for the Bledisloe Cup.
Pop star Pink has been forced to postpone shows in Sydney due to illness, but the Dunedin show in September is on schedule, organisers say.
Six uncapped rookies feature in Michael Cheika's Wallabies train-on squad for this month's Bledisloe Cup and Rugby Championship opener against the All Blacks.
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.
A man has been flown to hospital after he and his young son fell from a balcony at a Sydney home.