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.
The death of Tongans in New Zealand have left many families without an income.
This piece of a Pacific island looks like a steal, but give the fine print two or three looks first.
Half of Fiji's largest island blacked out after powerful quake hits island nation.
OPINION: New Zealand has taken a principled stand on the Palestinian problem.
After a report claimed Israel saw UN resolution as a "declaration of war" by NZ, Israel pauses further sanctions.
The town of Rakiraki on the northern coast of Vitu Levu is completely cut off, with all roads under water.
Hundreds of people evacuated as heavy rain hits part of the country.
Small tsunami was generated by a 7.9 tremor that sent locals running to the hills and sparked an alert for NZ.
Scientists find evidence the Earth's crust ripped apart to create a 7km deep abyss.
We've been spoilt with three consecutive supermoons, but now the next one is a year away.
Talk about a remote posting. Four Kiwi prison guards are stationed on Pitcairn Island to manage the only current inmate - a former mayor.
Solomons Islands hit by a powerful undersea quake, a day after a devastating 7.8 quake.
Homes, a hospital and a church damaged by powerful earthquake in the Solomon Islands.
Humanitarian agency WorldVision says 3000 people in remote parts of the Solomon Islands were affected by M7.8 earthquake.
For the second time in recent legal history, a controversial case from Pitcairn Island is set for the court of last resort, the Privy Council.
There are reports of collapsed buildings in villages, but no deaths as people fled to the hills.
Has Disney's latest blockbuster done enough to win the hearts of west Auckland's Pasifika youth?
Fiji's "ingrained culture" of beating and raping prisoners has caused at least five deaths since 2006, Amnesty says.
A Nelson scientist says global warming is having a devastating effect on Pacific coral reefs.
Tropical Storm Otto arrives in the Pacific Ocean after leaving at least nine dead in Costa Rica.
Royal New Zealand Air Force crew have spotted a mass of floating rocks in the South Pacific.