Money spent updating shipping charts will also support trade in Pacific, says Foreign Minister.
The 45th Pacific Islands Forum has opened to the sound of a conch shell.
New Zealand should do more to help smaller Pacific islands states, says Palau president Tommy Remengesau.
The family of former detective Joshua Liava'a says they hold "no ill will" against the relative accused of their father's murder.
Teenager on fundraising around-the-world-in-30-days tour killed and his father missing after their plane crashed.
Families of seven people lost in the Tasman when their yacht vanished have criticised New Zealand's search.
NZ search authorities praised for going beyond what any other nation would do in the hunt for the yacht Nina.
NZ Foreign Minister Murray McCully will not say if Fiji's leader can come to Auckland to campaign before election.
The family of slain former Auckland policeman Joshua Liava'a hope to bring his body home early next week.
Fiji's military strongman Frank Bainimarama wants to come to Auckland but is waiting to find out whether he can get a visa.
Defence Force staff investigated after setting off fire extinguishers in Niue's only hotel.
A one-time Auckland detective who had affairs with Tongan royals has reportedly been murdered in Hawaii.
As the world wonders where to fit everyone, some Pacific islands wonder if there'll be anyone left.
Two Tongan police officers face justice for the death of an Auckland police constable in 2012.
Malaysian man accused of attempted rape in NZ is still in hospital undergoing psychiatric evaluation.
The son of Fiji's ruler charged with attacking his beauty queen wife - but says he's the victim.
A 6.6-magnitude quake has struck 233km ESE of the Kermadec Islands.
Children of a Kiwi policeman beaten to death in Tonga still cry each night, grieving for their father.
A 6.4-magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of Tonga this morning.
How did a $23m present kill Tongan tourism? Maybe they should've looked a gift-horse in the mouth.