Stephanie Gardiner is a reporter at The Sydney Morning Herald. Email or tweet her with your news tips.
Stephanie Gardiner Heavy rain, damaging winds and high tides caused by a super moon. That's the wild forecast for parts of the NSW coast on Monday, as emergency services brace for a busy day.
Stephanie Gardiner TEENAGER Luke O'Neill was happy, active and ''always smiling'', but his fun way to earn pocket money turned tragic when he was swept into a drain while collecting golf balls on the mid-north coast.
Stephanie Gardiner BEFORE there was air conditioning Hay residents would hang sheets drenched in cold water on the line and stand underneath to enjoy the cool breeze.
Stephanie Gardiner A man has had a close encounter with a shark in northern NSW.
Stephanie Gardiner Severed body parts of a small brown dog have been found in a park in Sydney's inner west, prompting police to appeal for the public's help in the shocking case of animal cruelty.
Stephanie Gardiner Post-Tropical Cyclone Sandy is three times the size of Cyclone Yasi, which devastated Queensland last year, and more than 15 times the size of Cyclone Tracy, which hit Darwin at Christmas 1974.
Stephanie Gardiner Australian expats and tourists have described the anxious energy in New York as they brace for Hurricane Sandy, with many braving long, tense supermarket queues and preparing to be holed up indoors...
Stephanie Gardiner, Ben Cubby, Peter Munro THE zookeeper critically injured by a Taronga Zoo elephant is known for her unusually intense relationship with the animals and had told colleagues she could talk with them telepathically.
Stephanie Gardiner and Steve Jacobs The rain is on its way to the city now and is expected to be at its heaviest until about 2pm, Weatherzone says.
Stephanie Gardiner Sydney's grey clouds and drizzle are just a preview of wild weather expected tomorrow, forecasters say.
Stephanie Gardiner An Australian millionaire has been fined $C10,000 ($9900) by Canadian authorities after a booze-fuelled party cruise in the Arctic.
Stephanie Gardiner STIFF, unresponsive and gasping for breath, it looked like the end was near for Mandy.
Stephanie Gardiner Sydneysiders have woken up to a grey haze and a strong smell of smoke, caused by a burn off in the Blue Mountains.
Stephanie Gardiner "Seriously angry" waves up to 13 metres are battering the beaches while Sydney recovers from a night of wild weather.
Stephanie Gardiner With a gloomy sky, howling winds, bricks strewn across roads and fallen trees, Sydney remains scarred after a night of wild weather.
Stephanie Gardiner Tell your friends you're swapping beef for broccoli, pork for pumpkin and lamb for legumes, and it's likely you'll be inundated with health warnings.
Stephanie Gardiner After a night of wet weather woes around Sydney - including several flood rescues - the city is set to be hit by more heavy rain today, with some rivers on flood watch.
Stephanie Gardiner Among 42 dogs found in a dark, dank maggot-filled shed was Gidget, a miniature poodle with fur so matted and dirty it caused painful eye and ear infections.
Stephanie Gardiner Flooding has forced more than 2000 people from their homes in northern NSW and isolated 11,000 people, while Moree braces for its worst floods in 36 years.
Stephanie Gardiner With more than 300 lightning strikes, bucketing rain and reports of fishing boats missing in a tornado, last night was the epitome of wild weather.