South Pacific

Scientist killed in Antarctica

Gordon Hamilton was killed in Antarctica.

"Pioneer" researcher's snowmobile hit a crevasse and he fell 30 metres.

Cooler heads prevailing with Fiji video

Prime Minister John Key and Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama made a genuine attempt to patch things up on Saturday.

There are still plenty of issues between New Zealand and Fiji, but maybe it's time to put them (momentarily) aside.

Island gunman 'dead': report video

The image police released of the man they are hunting, Chris Rimamotu.

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.

Raro shooting victim's family 'traumatised' video

Mary Dean died after a shooting in Rarotonga.

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.

Fiji turning its back on NZ?

Prime Minister John Key and Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama share a love of rugby but that's where their ...

ANALYSIS: What game is Fiji playing pushing New Zealand and Australia out as China's Pacific influence grows?

NZ 'should take Nauru refugees' video

Nauru's controversial detention centre has been the subject of protests in Australia.

New report on Australian-run detention centre shows conditions "meeting legal definition of torture".

Fijian PM heads to NZ video

Fiji's Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama is notoriously thin-skinned, adding extra delicacy to John Key's Fiji trip.

Frank Bainimarama will receive a state welcome on Saturday and go to an All Blacks game with John Key.

ABs attract Fijian PM visit video

Prime Minister John Key and Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama exchange gifts during a visit by Key in June.

State welcome for Fiji's Frank Bainimarama expected next week.

Stormy outlook for Pacific video

The Pacific should focus on making the most out of its existing resources and improving basic service delivery, a senior ...

The tiny Pacific Island nations are vulnerable to shocks from the world economy, the World Bank says.

Quake strikes north of Tonga

The quake struck at 10.07am (NZT).

A 6.2-magnitude earthquake has struck in the Pacific Ocean between Tonga and Fiji.

Fiji detains party leaders

The Sodelpa opposition party said its leader Sitiveni Rabuka, a former prime minister, had turned himself in to police.

Authorities in Fiji detain leaders of two opposition parties and a senior trade union official.

Fiji's power play at PIF

Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama has stripped his foreign minister - who is at the Pacific Islands Forum - of his ...

OPINION: Frank Bainimarama didn’t show his face at the Pacific Islands Forum but that didn’t stop him stealing the show.

France invited into Pacific

Tahiti and New Caledonia have been invited to join the Pacific Islands Forum.

European outposts New Caledonia and Tahiti to be included at next PIF.

Kitesurfer killed in shark attack

A great white shark with acoustic tag.

An Australian man has died after he was bitten by a shark while kitesurfing in New Caledonia.

Fishing ban for part of EEZ? video

The Government has already announced a marine sanctuary of  620,000 square kilometres, located in the seas north-east of ...

The Government is keeping mum on which way it will vote, but the fishing industry is alarmed.

All Blacks inspire truce with Fiji

Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama refuses to attend the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF).

Fijian PM Frank Bainimarama is likely to put differences aside and visit NZ for an All Blacks test.

Castaways saved by 'SOS' in sand

The SOS message was spotted by a US Navy aircrew.

Stuck on a deserted island, stranded mariners had few supplies and no emergency equipment.

No photoshop, just a really big fish

The shot that had the internet doubting: Jaga Crossingham and his enormous wahoo.

An Aussie fisherman went for a swim in Fiji, and fed an entire village.

Antarctica about to lose large chunk

Larsen C ice shelf and the Weddell Sea, covered with sea ice.

Scientists astonished by speed of crack spreading across one of Antarctica's biggest ice shelves.

Refugee athletes in island jail

Kickboxing detainee Ezatullah Kakar.

They're stuck in an immigration detention centre on Manus Island as their own Olympic dreams are sunk.

Manus Island detention centre to close

There were riots at the Manus Island detention centre in Papua New Guinea in January. Now following a legal ruling in ...

PNG and Australia agree that the Manus Island immigration and detention centre must close down.

China pressure in the Pacific

Vanuatu Prime Minister Charlot Salwai was in New Zealand this week.

Vanuatu PM admits China demanded its support in island dispute.

Shallow 7.2 quake near Vanuatu

The quake was 10km deep and was recorded as being magnitude 7.6.

A large quake, 10km deep, has struck near the Pacific island nation. 

An uplifting act of charity video

Uplift Project Fiji coordinator Elina Ragogo, Uplift Project New South Wales coordinator Anna Davis, Uplift Project New ...

Thousands of donated bras are being sent to Pacific Island women who can't afford good quality, fitted bras.

Fiji aims to 'build back better' video

Many students lost their bags, notebooks and writing materials as a result of Tropical Cyclone Winston, preventing them ...

Six months after Cyclone Winston, parts of Fiji are still lacking houses, schools and fresh food.

Clark's big UN blow

Helen Clark is thought to be in 7th place in a new poll for UN chief.

Helen Clark says she's disappointed and will be discussing her Secretary General bid after a poor poll.

'A lifetime of immigration fraud'

Raymond Claudius used different aliases to avoid being booted out of New Zealand.

Raymond Claudius was kicked out of NZ before but he made it back and kept on changing his name.

Major quake hits Pacific

The quake was deep at 212 km below the seabed.

A magnitude 7.7 earthquake has struck in the western Pacific Ocean.

Gene linked to Samoan obesity risk video

A gene variant much more common among Samoans than others, is thought to partly explain high levels of obesity among ...

The 'thrifty' gene is common in Samoa but rare in the rest of the world, and could have a bearing on weight gain.

Beach owner selling slice of Fiji video

Michael Garnham is trying to sell the largest part of a Fijian island for $28.95 million.

Michael Garnham is selling part of Fiji island, following the sale of a pristine Abel Tasman beach, as debt grows.

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