OPINION: Bad weather means we get angry over the cost of salad. It means much more to people living in the Pacific.
OPINION: Tongan PM's attack on public broadcaster is a troubling development.
This tiny Pacific island is trashed, literally - covered by 37 million pieces of plastic.
At least 17 male prisoners were shot dead in Papua New Guinea during a mass jail break in which 77 people escaped.
A deep magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck north of the South Pacific island of Vanuatu.
Cyclone winds gusted up to 300kmh before storm downgraded to Category 4.
Reports of the cyclone's damage include destroyed buildings - but news from the worst-hit areas is slow to arrive.
Destructive category-four storm is moving slowly, raising concerns it could intensify.
Joseph Tua vanished a week ago and Samoan police believe the sailor could have been swept off the rocks.
On the island of Tanna, the prince is seen as a living god. And the cyclone has sent them a message.
Last video 24-year-old posted showed "rough waves" at dangerous tourist spot, sister says.
Tropical storm in the South Pacific expected to intensify over the next 48 hours, forecasters say.
Magnitude-7.2 earthquake strikes off the coast of the Philippines, triggering tsunami warnings.
He rang his family when his boat's engine failed, but hasn't been heard from since.
Dr Teresia Teaiwa believed teaching was not a job but a way of life, writes Bess Manson.
Astronomers find one more planet that seems to have the Goldilocks combination: Not too hot and not too cold. It's not so far away either.
No apparent tsunami threat for NZ as shallow earthquake strikes near Vanuatu.
Refugees challenge claims that shots fired by military personnel during a violent outbreak were discharged into the air.
Category-three cyclone leaves 70,000 without power and trail of uprooted trees as it turns to NZ.
Torrential rain set to hammer the Pacific could spell further downpours in NZ.
Typhoid is a risk in developing countries, but with an outbreak in Auckland, an expert from South Africa explains the causes, symptoms and cures of typhoid fever.
We watch goggle-eyed as Madeline hauls 20 litres up the steep ravine. It's an impossible feat.
OPINION: Vanuatu receives heaps of rainfall. What a sad irony, then, that safe drinking water isn't in easy reach.
Astronomers scanned 1600 stars over a 20-year period. This is what they found.
An RNZAF Orion found six Tongan fishermen after their vessel suffered engine failure in the South Pacific.
46km out to sea from Tonga's capital lies a "submarine volcano" - and it's been erupting for over a week.
Waiheke residents taking a stand over Fullers Ferries' double-decker tourist buses.
A powerful but deep quake has hit between Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands, but there is no tsunami threat for NZ.
A 6.7-magnitude quake has hit off the Solomon Islands, at a depth of 33km.
A CIA analysis of the late Libyan dictator's plan for a ''revolutionary armed struggle'' explores South Pacific overtures.