The 7.8 Solomons quake felt a lot like the Kaikoura quake of the same magnitude, says a man who experienced both.
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.
New Zealand police are helping Tongan police after vicious attacks on the island's Chinese community.
New Zealand should withhold money until sweeping constitutional changes are made in Tonga, says the nation's first independent Attorney General.
Mounting evidence heat waves, floods and rising seas are stoked by man-made climate change, the United Nations weather agency says.
After retiring from top-flight rugby, Alamoni Liava'a became a cocaine smuggler. Now, he lives alone in the Tongan bush.
A group of Georgians arrested in Tonga paid thousands of dollars for stolen passports, to get into NZ.
Three Kiwis have tried to clean up the Tongan police force, with mixed results.
Current PM wants predecessor charged for allegedly issuing passports used for drug smuggling to NZ.
International crime syndicates are preying on vulnerable Pacific Island nations to traffic drugs to New Zealand and Australia.
"Serendipitous moment in history" as nations endangered by climate change see Paris agreement take effect.
An old photo may have finally solved the mystery of Amelia Earhart's disappearance.
"Pioneer" researcher's snowmobile hit a crevasse and he fell 30 metres.
There are still plenty of issues between New Zealand and Fiji, but maybe it's time to put them (momentarily) aside.
First images of the scene where a Kiwi woman and her partner were shot on the Cook Islands, as reports suggest alleged gunman is dead.
Family in Mary Dean's hometown of Tokoroa angered and shocked after she was shot dead in Rarotonga - allegedly by the father of her nine-year-old son.
ANALYSIS: What game is Fiji playing pushing New Zealand and Australia out as China's Pacific influence grows?
New report on Australian-run detention centre shows conditions "meeting legal definition of torture".
Frank Bainimarama will receive a state welcome on Saturday and go to an All Blacks game with John Key.
State welcome for Fiji's Frank Bainimarama expected next week.
The tiny Pacific Island nations are vulnerable to shocks from the world economy, the World Bank says.
A 6.2-magnitude earthquake has struck in the Pacific Ocean between Tonga and Fiji.
Authorities in Fiji detain leaders of two opposition parties and a senior trade union official.
OPINION: Frank Bainimarama didn’t show his face at the Pacific Islands Forum but that didn’t stop him stealing the show.
European outposts New Caledonia and Tahiti to be included at next PIF.