Falling Australian house prices could dampen New Zealand prices, but that is likely to be counterbalanced by lower interest rates, elevated immigration and housing shortages here.
Annette Mason's unsolved rape and murder in 1989 was watched from a Toowoomba cupboard, a Queensland inquest has heard.
A man has died from heart attack after he was stung by a stingray while swimming at a Tasmanian beach.
Sending refugees from Nauru to New Zealand would be a "giant magnet" for people smugglers, Defence Industry Minister Steven Ciobo says.
A Queensland beach will reopen almost a week after a young woman died in suspicious circumstances and her body was found in the dunes.
If the win for independent candidate Dr Kerryn Phelps is confirmed, the coalition government will be forced to rule as a minority in the Australian Parliament.
A Brisbane financial planner found guilty of bashing his best client to death with a hammer has told his victim's family he is sorry for their hurt.
Three young girls, aged 12 and 13, have been charged with arson after a fire engulfed an apartment and business complex in Adelaide's north.
The Nauru government is ending a mental health service for refugees detained on behalf of the Australian government.
Australia's biggest listed wealth manager AMP Ltd charged life insurance premiums to dead customers even after concerns over the practice were raised by a staff member, a powerful misconduct...
Australia will begin a public inquiry into elderly abuse within the aged care industry. Is it time for New Zealand to do the same?
Six brands of strawberries are believed to have been targeted in a needle sabotage spanning four Australian states, with police unsure if it is the same ploy or a copycat.
A 130-kilogram teenager who allegedly stomped a diminutive 64-year-old woman to death in her western Sydney driveway dealt the fatal blows because "God" told him to, court documents suggest.
A Queensland police officer who fatally punched his infant son with such force it pulped his liver has been sentenced to nine years' jail.
Stinky fruit has led to the evacuation of a university library in Melbourne's CBD.
Both Dunedin and Mumbai, India, have expressed a desire to develop their waterfronts in an attempt revitalise those parts of their cities. We look at five cities around the world who revived their waterfronts visually and economically.
A US-based seabed exploration firm said it was moving a vessel closer to a possible search area for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 as it soon expects to be awarded a contract by Malaysia to resume the search.
The World Solar Challenge began on Sunday with 42 solar cars crossing Australia's tropical north to its southern shores, a gruelling 3,000 km race through the outback.
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull urged supporters and opponents of same-sex marriage to show mutual respect as their campaigns turned increasingly vitriolic ahead of a vote on the issue next month.
Australia's main scientific agency said it believed with "unprecedented precision and certainty" that a missing Malaysia Airlines aircraft crashed into the sea northeast of an area scoured in a fruitless two-year underwater search.