Stephanie Gardiner is a reporter at The Sydney Morning Herald. Email or tweet her with your news tips.
Stephanie Gardiner AS THE first indigenous magistrate, Pat O'Shane has a ''sensitive antenna'' about racism.
Stephanie Gardiner A GRIEF-STRICKEN mother who is losing her hair, a father who blames himself, a little girl who doesn't understand and an older sister trying to hold it all together.
Stephanie Gardiner A crane that caught fire and toppled on a building site at University of Technology Sydney will be removed in a complex operation requiring several other cranes and major road closures.
Stephanie Gardiner, Julie Power A CRANE that caught fire Tuesday, before toppling over and narrowly missing hundreds of people was an accident ''waiting to happen,'' a union official said.
Stephanie Gardiner Police are searching for a man who disappeared while spearfishing with two friends off La Perouse.
Stephanie Gardiner A rock fisherman has died after falling into the water off Curl Curl Beach, despite another fisherman's "courageous" attempts to save him, emergency services say.
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 The acrid smell of burning rubber and a couple of strange noises were the first signs that Faridah Merchant's morning bus ride was about to go terribly wrong.
Toby Hagon, Stephanie Gardiner MERCEDES-BENZ Australia has released a response to a personal attack on one of its senior executives by the broadcaster Alan Jones.
Stephanie Gardiner Speed may have caused an open-top army truck carrying 18 soldiers to flip at Sydney's Holsworthy Barracks, leaving one person critical and others seriously injured, police say.
Dan Proudman and Stephanie Gardiner NOTE to budding snake lovers - if the world's most venomous land snake isn't hungry, don't try to force feed it.
Stephanie Gardiner With fans such as Oprah, Lily Allen, Beyonce and a posse of reality stars, kaftan queen Camilla Franks's designs are highly coveted.
Stephanie Gardiner With fans like Oprah, Lily Allen, Beyonce and a posse of reality stars, kaftan queen Camilla Franks' designs are highly coveted.
Stephanie Gardiner The mother of a young child who was seen holding a sign saying "behead all those who insult the prophet" during the Sydney riots has spoken to police, with authorities deeming her children to be safe.
Stephanie Gardiner A man has swum to shore after being thrown from a tinny in St Georges Basin, on the NSW south coast, while emergency services are using thermal imaging to search for his three missing friends.
Stephanie Gardiner A black Audi driving erratically in the middle of the night in Sydney's north-west, bundles of cash spotted on the driver's seat, a car chase and $10,000 thrown out of the window.
Stephanie Gardiner The owner of a service station in the state’s central west who claimed he was gagged and bound while his business was set alight has been charged with starting the blaze, police say.
Stephanie Gardiner In the police photo of Thomas Kelly's alleged killer, his face is hidden under a blanket.
Stephanie Gardiner All week Patrick Crowe had been looking forward to catching up with his mates on Saturday night.
Stephanie Gardiner The brother of a young woman who died after a hit-and-run in Sydney’s west has publicly pleaded for information about the crash, saying she was "the most beautiful person you could meet".