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When New Zealand-based scuba diver Kristine Zipfel jumped into the sea off Mo'orea she expected to open her eyes to life and colour, but instead she found a barren underworld.
Papua New Guinea's newly-installed prime minister vowed to reconstruct the nation in his first major speech to the country, promising tax reform, an economic overhaul and a rebuild of the public…
When Ewan Smith first got the email, he thought it was spam and Tunumafono Avaula Fa'amoe opened his letter, he couldn't believe it.
The former president of Nauru, Sprent Dabwido, has died in Australia, aged 46.
MPs in the new Solomon Islands parliament will receive a sizeable pay increase to offset the fact they now have to pay income tax.
A Papua New Guinea hospital has been shut down by its staff, who are protesting their lack of safety. Audio
The resignation a senior cabinet minister has rattled the government of Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill, in the biggest move against his rule since the 2017 election.
Efforts to avert an environmental catastrophe in a Solomon Islands world heritage area have intensified, as salvage crews begin efforts to pump about 600 tonnes of oil from a ship stranded on a reef.
An environmental disaster is unfolding in Solomon Islands, on the island of Rennell, with tonnes of oil spilling into an internationally-significant marine reserve.
A two-week internet blackout that has significantly hampered communication and crippled businesses in Tonga has finally ended, with a full internet service restored to the main island.
Papua New Guinea's health minister told parliament there was no crisis in the health system, but doctors contending with shortages of supplies and the resurgence of diseases like polio are astounded…
The coalition government in Vanuatu is facing one of its toughest challenges yet, after the ouster of two ministers and increasing speculation of yet another looming motion of no confidence.
100 years ago today, the SS Talune steamed into Apia from Auckland with a disease that unleashed devastation on Samoa: the Spanish flu. It went on to kill a fifth of Samoa's population in two months.
The bellowing karakia was swept through the air by the vigorous breeze at the National War Memorial, as dignitaries gathered on a crisp morning for the unveiling.
As Papua New Guinea mourns its first death from the country's polio outbreak, the World Health Organisation says initial signs show a massive vaccination campaign is containing its spread.
People who were on board an Air Niugini plane that crashed into the sea in Chuuk on Friday are demanding answers, as investigations get underway. Video, Audio
In June, PNG became one of the few countries to buck an international trend towards eradicating polio. With 12 cases confirmed and as many as 100 suspected, experts say the return of polio was years…
Lane, the storm saturating the islands of Hawaii, has been downgraded to a tropical storm after its intensity rapidly decreased on Saturday afternoon (NZT).
The six people detained in Fiji after a raid on a church accused of slavery by South Korean authorities have been released without charge.
Fiji's government is remaining tight-lipped regarding its involvement with a South Korea church, whose leader has been arrested and accused of enslaving some 400 followers in Fiji.
The death of an Iranian asylum seeker from an infection contracted on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island was preventable, an Australian coroner has ruled, and was the result of a multitude of errors.
Christianity's spread across the Pacific was enforced from the top-down, rather than spreading through some kind of social movement. Audio
Getting more women elected, getting young people involved, and shedding light on their role were the main themes when parliamentary speakers from around the region gathered this week. Audio
As Pacific countries look to taxes and other regulations to battle an obesity crisis, they're coming up against stepped up lobbying from global giants like Coca-Cola, eager to make up for falling…
Samoa will look to ban all single-use plastic from January, its government said, in the latest move to protect the country's oceans.