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New Zealand robotics firm X-craft is trialling an autonomous sea craft that could one day police Pacific island fisheries. Audio
The charity ChildFund has gone into partnership with the New Zealand government to improve well-being in the Asia Pacific region.
Test results are expected to confirm that African Swine Fever is spreading in Papua New Guinea's Highlands. Audio
A planned rubber plantation on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island could be a front for illegal logging, a new report claims.
An urban private school and a rural public school in Papua New Guinea have found different ways to adjust to the "new normal" of life with Covid-19.
Refugees detained in Australia will only be protected from Covid-19 by the government if the courts force it, a refugee says.
Australians have risked penalties by protesting during Covid-19 restrictions in support of Nauru and Manus Island refugees detained in Australia.
Vanuatu's Pentecost is in desperate need of aid after Tropical Cyclone Harold devastated the island.
Pacific governments are being advised to respond to the threat of another deadly virus in the region, African swine fever.
The Covid-19 pandemic has prompted calls for the evacuation of refugees detained in Papua New Guinea and Nauru by Australia.
More refugees detained on Manus Island and Nauru have been moved to an Australian hotel amid calls for their release to protect them from Covid-19.
A ceasefire agreement has paused three years of tribal fighting in Enga Province, in which 42 people have been killed and more than 100 injured. Audio
A Kurdish refugee and musician detained in an Australian hotel is being prevented from recording his new song. Audio
Following unconfirmed reports of Covid-19 in PNG's Western Province, the mayor of the provincial capital, Daru, has warned the coronavirus could "wipe out" his town. Audio
A Manus Island refugee has a broken leg and several others are injured after being attacked by an angry mob in Port Moresby.
A vision of the Pacific united against corruption has been released from last week's first Pacific Regional Anti-Corruption Conference in Kiribati. Audio
The Fiji Access to Justice Project has renewed grants to civil society organisations supporting people with disabilities and survivors of gender-based violence. Audio
A Papua New Guinea student in Shanghai is calling on his government to evacuate students stranded in China by the novel coronavirus. Audio
Sleep deprivation could be a form of torture being used on asylum seekers detained in Papua New Guinea's Bomana prison.
A social worker in Papua New Guinea is searching for the family of a 12-year-old girl, who was rescued from her alleged kidnappers just before Christmas.
More than 3000 people in the Western Highlands of Papua New Guinea could soon be starving after a freak hail storm destroyed their food gardens on Christmas day.
Private criminal proceedings have been filed in the Cook Islands against the prime minister and deputy prime minister, who has described them as a "scurrilous" attack by the Opposition. Audio
The Australian Senate has repealed the medevac laws which eased the transfer of sick refugees from Nauru and Papua New Guinea to Australia.
About 50 activists flew the Morning Star flag at New Zealand's Parliament on Monday to mark the 58th anniversary of the declaration of West Papuan independence. Audio
Former Manus Island refugee Behrouz Boochani has sounded a grim warning about the fate of asylum seekers still detained in Papua New Guinea. Audio