Nicole Hasham NSW Premier Mike Baird has taken the Coalition to a win in the state election, but its majority has taken a substantial hit.
Jesse Hogan David Warner has been backed to emerge from the shadows created by Brendon McCullum's dazzling form and show he, not the New Zealand captain, is the pivotal batsman of the World Cup final.
Michelle Harris Labor is expected to reclaim more of its traditional Hunter seats on top of the two it picked up in October byelections, which were forced by the resignations of Liberal MPs embroiled in the corruption watchdog's probe into dodgy donations.
Mark Kenny Mike Baird's growing ease as election day loomed was matched by a similar sense of relief in Tony Abbott's mind.
Lucy Cormack The Nationals enjoyed an unassailable margin in this northern rivers seat, but one issue has made it anyone's game.
Kimberley Granger It will be a close call tonight as Nationals candidate John Barilaro and Country Labor candidate Steve Whan wait for the results to come in from punters in the seat of Monaro.
Andrew Wu and Daniel Lane If you want an example of how much the Kiwis love getting one over an Australian, take this story Richard Hadlee told at the Big Knight Out dinner, organised by SportsConnect and the Trans-Tasman Business Circle, about a piece of fan mail he received during his playing days.
Anna Patty The battle for the seat of Balmain boils down to a tight two-way contest between the incumbent Greens candidate Jamie Parker and the Labor Party.
Lindsay Murdoch An Australian tourist on the Thai resort island of Phuket was chased by restaurant staffer after allegedly stealing two raw tiger prawns.