Guard at Nauru detention centre claims NZ and Australian staff water-boarded asylum seekers.
A magnitude-6.8 earthquake has hit near the Solomon Islands.
A powerful 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck on Monday about 173 kms south of Dadali in the Solomon Islands.
Cook Islanders need a "hand up rather than a hand out" from New Zealand, says the pacific nation's opposition leader.
Problems are put aside as Cook Islands celebrate birthday.
A teacher became ill working at a damp and derelict secondary school in the Cook Islands, but that is set to change on the back of a gift from New Zealand taxpayers.
Striking images taken from space show the scale of the largest storm on earth this year.
John Key has quashed hopes for a UN seat for the Cook Islands on a visit to celebrate 50 years of the islands' self-governance.
Prime Minister John Key has committed more than $42 million of aid to the Cook Islands.
Malaysia Airlines says it's confident the wreckage found on Reunion and now being analysed in France is from the doomed flight.
Two-metre piece of plane that washed up on Reunion will be examined next week in France.
A magnitude 6.9 earthquake was reported in the Santa Cruz islands, and a short-lived tsnuami warning has been lifted.
Low-lying atoll nations like the Maldives will be the first to face the threat of rising sea levels as the effects of climate change take their toll.
Nauru pressed over civil rights abuses of opposition politician stripped of passport.
A strong quake with a magnitude of 7.0 struck off the Solomon Islands.
A 6.2 magnitude earthquake strikes east-northeast of the Tongan capital Nuku'alofa.
Tupou VI has been formally crowned King of Tonga in front of thousands of people.
Three people hospitalised after being blown over by blast from Air New Zealand jet engine in Rarotonga.
Earthquake south-east off the Solomon Islands, but there are no reports of damage yet.
As the last man was lifted to safety, the rope snapped and the raft fell into the darkness.
Two Kiwis escaped burning yacht in just underwear and life jackets.
A magnitude 6.0 earthquake has struck in between Tonga and Fiji.
The US House of Representatives has sent a trade deal fast-tracking measure back to the Senate.
Super change will benefit retirees in Cook Islands, Niue and Tokelau.
Thousands are evacuated as others work on beneath a volcano that is really building up.
A man and six-year-old boy have been saved from a dinghy far out in the Pacific Ocean.
A warming planet is stoking the intensity of tropical cyclones in the north-west Pacific, researchers have found.
Inspired by Caitlyn Jenner, this Samoan athlete is causing a stir in the Pacific community.
Independence from NZ would cost Cook Islands' citizens their guaranteed right to live and work here.
The United States is optimistic a deal to set up a free trade zone across the Pacific will be concluded soon.