South Pacific

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.

Kiwis find severed head

Natadola Beach, where the severed head was found.

Kiwis holidaying in Fiji come across body parts presumed to be from a missing Russian couple.

'I worry about family all the time'

Kiribati is a tiny, island nation spread across an area roughly the size of Australia.

OPINION: The effects of climate change are a massive problem plaguing the entire country of Kiribati.

15 dead after Islamist militant attack

Somali government soldiers run to take their positions during gunfire after a suicide bomb attack outside Nasahablood ...

Somalia's al Shabaab Islamist group attacked a Mogadishu hotel killing at least 15 people.

Who leads Cook Islands?

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key with Cook Islands Prime Minister Henry Puna on a visit celebrating 50 years of ...

The Cook Islands have been plunged into political turmoil with claims the prime minister's been ousted.

No, this isn't proof of a sea monster

A Kraken? A UFO? A monster? No. Just a Sail Rock.

Armed with grainy images from Google Earth, at least part of the internet has been declaring the existence of a sea monster in Antarctica. 

'Jeanine deserved better'

Jeanine Tuivaiki, a Samoan transgender woman, died of suspected suicide and a local publication printed a picture of her ...

A Samoan paper caused "deep distress" by printing a picture of a dead transgender woman on its front page.

Islanders jailed for kidnapping

Ned Lowe was charged with the murder of Roger Kamisak, but after a sensational ruling the case was dismissed by a judge.

Six men led a baying 100-strong mob armed with stones, knives and axes to a Kiwi-owned luxury lodge.

No breakthrough as Fiji visit ends

Prime Minister John Key landed in Fiji on Thursday to meet Fiji leader Frank Bainimarama.

Diplomatic progress with Fiji remains elusive as PM John Key's tour there finishes.

TVNZ hits back at Fiji PM

Fiji's PM Frank Bainimarama prepares to greet John Key.

Reporter blacklisted from Fiji says Bainimarama is "making up facts".

NZ in Fiji: A diplomatic disaster?

Prime Minister John Key fronts the New Zealand media in Fiji.

OPINION: If visit turns out to be smooth then that will be down to John Key - not Fiji PM.

The PM, his toilet and the Herc video

The toilet onboard the New Zealand Air Force Hercules is fit for everyone, right down to the nation's prime minister.

OPINION: The Air Force Hercules - Prime Minister John Key's other "VIP plane" - sticks to bare necessities, right to the bucket loo.

Explainer: The PNG student uprising

A protester is carried away after the shooting at University of Papua New Guinea on Wednesday.

Allegations of corruption, an economic crisis and a severe drought are just some reasons for the violence that sparked a day ago.

Farmer tries chocolate for first time video

Farmer Agnes Pilopaso, who came second in a cocoa bean competition, with an open cocoa pod.

Cocoa farmer Agnes Pilopaso had never tasted chocolate made from her own beans.

Nations unravelled by climate change stuff nation

Tire, 10, uses a car tyre inner tube to swim in a flooded area of his home village of Eita, South Tarawa, Kiribati.

OPINION: The impact of climate change on children has increased spectacularly over the last ten years.

'Big clash with PNG police'

A protester is carried away after the shooting at University of Papua New Guinea on Wednesday.

Police open fire and use tear gas on protesters clamouring for the resignation of PNG's PM.

'I will be forced to leave' stuff nation

Kirita Moote: 'What if I go somewhere and can never come back because Kiribati is gone?'

One teen shares her story of what rising sea levels caused by climate change mean for Kiribati locals.

Multiple quakes recorded

A 6.3 earthquake has been recorded in the South Pacific.

Three powerful earthquakes have been recorded around the world on Saturday.

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