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Overcrowding on Tuvalu's main atoll of Funafuti is suspected to be behind high rates of rheumatic heart disease among children living there.
A single use plastic ban and importation levy comes into force in Tuvalu from the beginning of August to help deal with waste in the small remote islands.
From New Zealand you could go half way around the world for the price of a flight to Tuvalu. Audio
An agriculture expert says Fiji's sector has huge potential, but it needs to modernise how it grows sugar cane and branch out into other crops.
Tuvalu remains on high alert for dengue which has killed two children in the past three months.
Tuvalu has received the go ahead to use Green Climate Fund money to reclaim more land as it fights the effects of climate change. Audio
Eclipse-chasers, astronomers and scientists are converging on the small island of Oeno in the Pitcairn Islands group to witness a solar eclipse tomorrow morning.
Clinging to the top of a swaying coconut tree, Vanuatu journalist Edgar Howard carefully plucks out his phone from his pocket. Video
A Fijian family may yet have their day in a European court in what's being seen as a landmark case in the fight against climate change.
High-tech mapping over Tuvalu in the last week is expected to provide comprehensive data which will help it adapt to rising seas.
Boat builders in Fiji are aiming to have 100 traditional canoes built by Christmas as part of a plan to decarbonise and promote eco-tourism and sustainable fishing. Audio
A Fijian family involved in an international climate case has been told they have no right to go to court to challenge the EU's climate target.
Pacific islands are being urged to invest more in teachers to overcome what the World Bank is describing as a crisis in education among developing countries.
The Fiji government's plan to revamp local bodies is tantamount to turning municipal councils into dictatorial regimes, an opposition MP says.
Au Ko Tuvalu, a stage play at this week's Wellington Fringe Festival, is a statement about identity as much about climate change, according to its writer and director Tavita Nielson-Mamea. Audio
A visit by Australia's prime minister to Vanuatu and Fiji this week is the first by an Australian prime minister in more than a decade.
A new wave of young, adventurous, tech-savvy tourists from China are heading overseas and the Pacific region is being urged to find out what makes them tick.
The humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières has likened the mental health situation on Nauru to that of victims of torture.
Frank Bainimarama's FijiFirst party is facing a stronger and more experienced opposition as it prepares for another four years in power, an academic says. Audio
Frank Bainimarama and Sitiveni Rabuka were neck and neck on Friday night as final counting continued in Fiji's election.
Counting is still underway in Fiji after voters went to the polls yesterday.
The leader of Fiji's ruling FijiFirst party says a vote for him is a vote for continued security, stability, unity and record growth. Video
The Hindu celebration of light over darkness came amid last ditch campaigning this week for Fiji's general election on Wednesday.
Campaigning is heating up in Fiji with just over two weeks to go before the Fiji election.
Pacific islands are being urged to consider following Hawaii and ban certain sunscreens to protect their coral reefs. Audio