Heavy rain and damaging winds have left north and inland Queensland communities looking like war zones with trees uprooted and roofs ripped off during the storm's peak.
Former Cyclone Gita has caused flooding, damaged roads and isolated thousands of people in New Zealand's popular tourist destination Golden Bay.
North Queensland coach Paul Green has revealed Johnathan Thurston could not have had a worse preparation for his long awaited injury return.
A Sydney magistrate has labelled Kirin J Callinan's decision to flash photographers on the ARIA red carpet "mischevious" when handing him a 12-month good behaviour bond but sparing the musician a criminal conviction.
The Townsville nursing home where five people died in suspicious circumstances failed a quality-of-care audit triggered by the deaths.
The NRL has moved to reduce time wasting after conversion attempts by putting a shot clock on an opposition team's restarts during the game.
School principals are being bullied, threatened and assaulted on the job, often by overzealous parents, a new survey shows.
Kesha has postponed a string of international tour dates as she undergoes surgery.
George Clooney is to donate $US500,000 ($A700,000) to the "March for Our Lives" rally in Washington and will walk with students in support of gun control following last week's shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 dead.
North Queensland back-rower Gavin Cooper has tipped new recruit Jordan McLean to form a destructive alliance with returning Test prop Matt Scott and Tongan juggernaut Jason Taumalolo this NRL season.