South Pacific

Multiple quakes recorded

A 6.3 earthquake has been recorded in the South Pacific.

Three powerful earthquakes have been recorded around the world on Saturday.

Sea swallows five islands

Dead and dying trees emerge from the ocean above a sunken island in the Solomons.

As the ocean rose, they had to flee.

PNG library seeks NZ's help video

The library doubles up as a cultural centre.

An important library in Bougainville opened by Kiwi author Lloyd Jones is at risk of closure.

Safe haven in Fiji

Sam Judd is giving back to Fiji after Cyclone Winston by helping create develop existing eco-tourism through marine reserves.

OPINION: A Kiwi with a passion for coastlines heads to Fiji to help protect its eco-tourism after Cyclone Winston.

The Pacific Rim: Five myths

Seismic graphs show the earthquake waves at 8am on Tuesday detected by the northernmost seismographs.

A tragic month of earthquakes along the "Ring of Fire" has kept seismologists busy.

Vanuatu hit by large quake

The quake, with a preliminary magnitude of 7.3, was 10km deep. It was later revised to magnitude 7.

A magnitude 7 quake has hit near Vanuatu, but the tsunami threat appears to have passed.

Cyclone Amos weakening

Heavy rains caused damage to roads in some parts of Samoa.

Samoa's Disaster Management office says the worst of Cyclone Amos has now passed.

Cyclone to hit Samoa on Sunday

Cyclone Amos is approaching Samoa and American Samoa.

A tropical cyclone heading for Samoa is expected to intensify overnight.

Cops investigate Cooks death

Jacob Berry died after a fall from a motorbike in the Cook Islands.

Australian man falls sick in Pacific prison and dies after being taken to New Zealand.

New tropical cyclone forms

The tropical depression 17F has been renamed as Cyclone Amos.

A tropical depression has developed into a category one cyclone north of Fiji.

Tow truck driver faces life in Fijian jail

Sydney tow truck driver Joseph Abourizk, 30, who is facing a drug charge in Fiji.

Joseph Abourizk has missed the birth of his first child and now could miss seeing her grow up.

Auditor-Gen asked to probe Niue deal

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully says Scenic Hotel was awarded a Niue resort contract through a "competitive ...

Murray McCully says a controversial Niue contract was awarded through a commercial process.

Strong quake strikes offshore from Tonga

The earthquake measured 6.1, the  US Geological Survey said.

The quake struck 277 kilometres south-southeast of the capital Nuku'alofa, the US Geological Survey says.

Giving birth as cyclone hits

In the month since the birth, Salome and Philman have been doing "tremendously well".

Salome was ten days overdue when Cyclone Winston hit Fiji. She relives the night of the storm and the terrifying experience of giving birth.

Rarotonga hotel owner rejects curse gallery

The former Sheraton Hotel in Rarotonga was put on the market, one year after the construction firm pulled out of the project.

Curse that hangs over derelict, mafia-related Rarotonga resort is "nonsense", owner says.

Earthquake shakes Vanuatu

Vanuatu reported no immediate damage or casualties.

Cyclone-hit Vanuatu looks likely to have escaped damage from a magnitude 6.5 earthquake which struck off its coast.

Escaping Winston's fury

Wrapped in a tarpaulin, Shanta and Praveen Kumar sheltered under their house during Tropical Cyclone Winston.

Shanta Kumar and her husband crouched underneath their home as Cyclone Winston tore at its walls.

Plane crashes in PNG

Sunbird Aviation is based in Papua New Guinea. One of their planes crashed on Wednesday, kill all those on board.

Twelve people thought to be dead after plane crashes in Papua New Guinea.

Cursed Rarotonga resort for sale gallery

Completion of the five-star hotel is key to Rarotonga's fast-growing tourism industry.

Who will take on this derelict Rarotonga resort - once linked to the Italian mafia and believed to be cursed?

Four months of food washed away video

A mother and her two child stand outside their house in Nadi, Fiji.

Unicef NZ provide a first-hand account of Fiji's recovery after it was devastated by Cyclone Winston

Fijians may move to higher ground

It will take Fijians months to rebuild after widespread flooding.

Fijian farmers left without crops after frequent flooding may be forced to uproot their villages.

Third big quake strikes Vanuatu

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Another strong earthquake has struck Vanuatu but there was no threat of a tsunami and no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

How aloha can you go?

Drumming and hula, songs and chants as precious gifts are returned to their homeland.

What lies behind the welcoming smiles of Hawaii’s tourist industry?

Graphic content: Violent Nauru riot caught on video video


"They are hitting us". Frightening video shows dramatic escalation of tensions at the detention centre.

'Totally historical catastrophe'

Na Draki weather service says the storm continues to weaken and the effects will not be long-lasting.

Cyclone Zena misses Fiji but the population is still facing an "extreme circumstance".

6.9 quake strikes near Vanuatu

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Magnitude 6.9 quake strikes near the Pacific island nation, second big quake since Sunday.

Fiji braced for new cyclone

A Suva-based meteorologist says Fiji will be recovering from the effects of these two storms for years, if not decades.

Cyclone Zena posing major flood threat, six weeks after island nation hit by tropical cyclone Winston.

Cyclone Zena brings 'significant damage'

Nadi is already dealing with widespread flooding and the aftermath of Cyclone Winston, now Cyclone Zena is due to touch ...

A record-breaking storm, flooding, now another cyclone - Fiji braces itself.

Flooding causes Fiji more chaos video

A man negotiates the floodwaters in Nadi.

As they struggle to recover from Cyclone Winston, Fijians are again being deluged.

Fuel tank explodes in Samoa

A fire has broken out at a wharf in downtown Apia, Samoa.

Evacuations in Apia after a fuel tank exploded, sending black smoke into the air.

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