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The human rights of people living on small Pacific Islands are already being impeded due to climate change, a study published in Nature Climate Change says. Audio
Food supplies are running low on Tikopia Island, in the far east of the Solomon Islands, despite fresh supplies arriving on Thursday. Audio
Life is returning to normal in Fiji after severe tropical cyclone Mal shaved the country's western parts on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Fiji's disaster management office is pleading with the public to stay home as work gets under way to restore critical infrastructure, with cyclone Mal moving away from the Fiji Group.
Air New Zealand's Pacific islands flight schedules will not be disrupted as 17 of its aircrafts are checked for possible microscopic cracks in the engine fans, a senior executive of the airline says. Audio
The United Kingdom is the latest country calling for a moratorium on deep sea mining, making it the 23rd nation wanting a precautionary pause. Audio
More reliable and cheaper internet is on the cards for some Pacific nations following a joint United States-Australia deal that will allow Google to run undersea cables run to the region.
A drought has been declared for Tonga's main island Tongatapu as well as the nearby island of 'Eua, and authorities have put out warnings and alerts for other islands. Audio
Vanuatu's Cyclone Lola response faces transport roadblocks with the country's patrol boat out of action after it was damaged from twin cyclones Kevin and Judy in March. Audio
At least two people were killed on Ambrym Island in Vanuatu that was one of the worst hit islands by severe tropical cyclone Lola last week. Audio
Environmental advocates from the Solomon Islands are concerned wildlife trade is destroying the country's unique ecosystem. Audio
Stronger tropical cyclones and more of them are forecast for the upcoming South Pacific season which runs from November to April.
Pacific leaders fear they will have little or no voice in the new National-led government with the real possibility of not a single Pacific person making it into the new coalition.
Typhoon Bolaven missed directly hitting any of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) travelling between Rota and Tinian.
Marianas authorities say the severe tropical storm Bolaven is expected to pass between Rota and Tinian in the Northern Mariana Islands this evening and could possibly become a typhoon.
Tropical storm Bolaven has been intensifying slower than what was earlier predicted.
Tropical storm Bolaven is predicted to turn into a typhoon and hit the Northern Mariana Islands tomorrow.
Vaima'anga's abandoned hotel in the Cook Islands is being done up and is expecting its first guests in a couple of months. Audio
Deep-sea mining companies in the Cook Islands have been exploring the country's ocean to see if they can extract potato-sized nodules packed full of minerals kilometres deep. Audio
A "super-app" is being developed for the Pacific that will allow people to make instant money transactions, including for remittances. Audio
Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) like diabetes and heart disease are the leading public health problems in the Pacific, say health experts. Audio
Pacific labour mobility schemes are being blamed for making it easier for nurses to leave their countries and take up employment opportunities as aged care workers in New Zealand and Australia. Audio
Mental health remains a stigma in the Pacific, but there might be some good news out of the Cook Islands. Audio
The Cook Islands tourism industry is getting back to where it was pre-pandemic, but it's still dealing with slow seasons and high airfares. Audio
Finding the endangered Pacific sheath-tailed bat requires a good eye, torches and a lack of phobias. Audio