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A rubbish collection device deployed to corral plastic litter floating in the Pacific Ocean between California and Hawaii has broken apart and will be hauled back to dry land for repairs.
Tropical Cyclone Mona is gathering strength in the Pacific - now intensified to a category two storm - as it spins towards the Fiji island of Vanua Levu, MetService says.
Good Samaritans on nearby merchant vessels have rescued 16 members of the crew of a Panamanian car carrier heading from Japan to Hawaii that caught fire in the Pacific Ocean, the US Coast Guard said.
A young boy has died on board a flight from Auckland to Samoa, despite attempts by cabin crew to save him.
The psychiatrist who treated a New Zealand man shortly before he was found dead in a Samoan prison cell has refused to give evidence at an inquest into the man's death.
The Auckland man found dead in a Samoan prison had a history of psychotic episodes, but was given permission to travel overseas by a senior mental health professional.
Samoan police have charged three men over the death of former Auckland student Jeremiah Malaki Tauili'ili.
The body of an Auckland man killed in a scooter crash in Rarotonga will be brought home this weekend.
Samoan police are investigating the death of an Auckland University of Technology graduate who was allegedly attacked in Apia.
A victim in a "horrific" double killing in Samoa has New Zealand links, the Samoa Police Service says.
Disgruntled police and prison guards stormed Papua New Guinea's Parliament in a pay dispute that stemmed from an international summit hosted by the South Pacific island nation over the weekend, a lawmaker said.
Fiji's Voreqe Bainimarama and his Fiji First Party have retained power in the 2018 general election, and will rule the country for the next four years.
Fiji's Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama is set to hold onto power after a general election, with his party winning a slim majority.
Fiji's incumbent Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has a firm lead in his country's general election, in the provisional results released so far.
As Chinese president Xi Jinping prepares to meet in Port Moresby with eight Pacific island leaders, Beijing has warned no country should try to obstruct its "friendship and cooperation" with Pacific nations that have already received US$3 billion (NZ$4.4 billion) in Chinese investment.
Former Fijian prime minister and leader of the Social Democratic Liberal Party, Sitiveni Rabuka, is finally free to contest the country's general election this week.