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.
A New Zealander is among six Greenpeace activists who have scrambled aboard an oil rig in the middle of the Pacific Ocean to protest against Arctic drilling.
Blenheim businessman Jono Bushell says he could not hold back the tears when he saw the destruction caused by Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu.
A scheme allowing seasonal workers into New Zealand should be extended to hundreds more people from Vanuatu to provide much needed income in the wake of tropical cyclone Pam, Labour says.
Tuvalu was hit hard by Cyclone Pam and the West Auckland Tuvaluan community wants to help.
Earthquakes strike between Samoa and Tonga just hours after a major tremor rattled nearby Papua New Guinea.
At least seven people have died after drinking contaminated alcohol in an Indonesian town, reports say.