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.
Two 6.8-magnitude earthquakes have struck off the Solomon Islands but there are no reports of damage.
A magnitude-6.8 earthquake struck close to the Solomon Islands, just days after the area was hit by another strong earthquake.
Undersea tremor hits near Santa Cruz Islands region.
Research finds thousands of dolphins killed in islands, far greater than the number killed in Japan's Taji hunt.
A man has died after being bitten multiple times by a shark, off the Pacific Ocean island of New Caledonia
A powerful earthquake has rattled Papua New Guinea and a local tsunami is possible.
An earthquake measuring magnitude 7.4 struck 139 kilometres south of Kokopo in Papua New Guinea.
Vanuatu's cargo cults are watching keenly and triumphantly as aid flows into cyclone-hit country.
A 6.5-magnitude quake has struck off the north east coast of Fiji.
Auckland protester back at sea-level after a five-day Greenpeace protest up an oil rig in the Pacific Ocean.
Six Greenpeace activists, including an Australian, have spent their first night on a Shell oil rig.