The party of Fiji's prime minister holds a commanding lead based on provisional results in the country's landmark election.
The process for selection of Vanuatu's next President continues as no candidate has yet gained the minimum number of votes.
The World Bank has set out a four year plan to assist with the development of eleven Pacific Island nations.
The Northern Marianas has signed into law a bill increasing cigarette tax by 75 UScents a pack.
The Fiji women's sevens coach hopes qualifying for the upcoming World Series will encourage more locals to take up the sport.
Papua New Guinea cricket coach Dipak Patel says Thursday's encounter with the United Arab Emirates will be a valuable measure of where they stand in the international arena.
The Northern Marianas Governor has signed a budget law capping its operational budget at US$134 million for the 2015 fiscal year.
The European Union has welcomed the peaceful conduct of the Fiji elections and the high turnout, including among young people, many of whom were voting for the first time.
A former Solomon Islands government minister has called on the Government to intervene in an ongoing airline dispute with Fiji.
Increasing domestic violence in Solomon Islands is being blamed for more women and children seeking shelter in a care-centre.
Food and beverage experts, writers and top chefs have converged on Niue this week for the island's inaugural food festival.
A national consultation on peace, unity and development underway in Tonga, aims to combat issues such as violence.
Tonga's newest FM radio station aims to help people become more politically engaged ahead of November's general election.
First results in Fiji's historic elections are expected to start coming in about three hours after polling closes at 6 this evening.
The party of Fiji's prime minister Frank Bainimarama has taken a commanding lead over its nearest rival in the election.
The polls are closed after voting and counting is underway following a day of generally smooth polling in Fiji's general election.
Bougainvilleans living around the huge Panguna mine site remain strongly opposed to a resumption of large scale mining.
Reporters Without Borders has condemned the media blackout in Fiji this week before today's election.
The lawyer for a mental health patient who died in a Samoan prison says she hopes the government will learn to treat patients with more respect.
A former medical practitioner in Samoa has been found guilty of stealing cattle.
A last minute rush is expected in Fiji as voters head towards the 6pm deadline for casting their ballot in the country's first poll in more than 8 years.
A former Vanuatu prime minister, Barak Sope, is the initial frontrunner in the contest to become the country's new president.
Emergency officials in Tonga may use a Defence Service patrol boat to get assistance to the drought-stricken Ha'apai islands.
Tonga's Supervisor of Elections says nearly 50,000 people have registered to vote in November's election.
French Polynesia's new president has presented his government.
France's constitutional court has stripped Gaston Flosse of his seat in the French Senate because of a corruption conviction.
Thousands of Fijians are voting in the country's first election since the 2006 coup.
Fiji is putting in its bid for the next United Nations Disengagement Observers Force Commander's position.
Papua New Guinea's Foreign Minister says to his knowledge his government received no formal invitation from Fiji to send observers for today's election.
The Northern Marianas governor says the territory will oppose a call for it to appoint a receiver to run the struggling Commonwealth Utilities Corporation, or CUC.
Tonga's Electoral Commission says over 500 people registered on Wednesday, the final day for enrolments in the November general election.
The draw has been made for next month's opening round of the new IRB World Seven's Series on the Gold Coast.
Papua New Guinea cricket coach Dipak Patel says he's excited by the potential within the Barramundi's team even if results haven't gone entirely their way.
Hundreds of Fiji's soldiers, along with school children, dignitaries and politicians have attended a multi faith service in Suva to give thanks for the release of 45 UN peacekeepers.
Polling booths are due to open at 7.30 this morning in Fiji's first election since the 2006 coup.
Fiji police commissioner says his officers have prepared for the polls and won't hesitate to call in the military if law and order breaks down.
The UN has reportedly evacuated hundreds of peackeepers -including Fijians - from the Syrian side of the Golan Heights.
Over 80 delegates are expected to converge on Port Vila at the start of next month to attend the West Papua Conference.
Vanuatu's police commissioner, Arthur Caulton, has confirmed his suspension from the role by the Police Service Commission.
Tonga's health ministry says it is testing 50 residents in Vaini for Typhoid, after three positive cases were found in the area.
The most populated province in Solomon Islands, Malaita, is reported to be in deep financial difficulty.
The Fiji Broadcasting Corporation has defied the regime's ban on political advertising in the lead-up to tomorrow's general election.
Fiji election workers have started preparing polling stations before tomorrow's vote.
A new report says pressure on Fiji from Western countries to return to democracy after the 2006 coup opened the door to increasing aid flows from China.
The National Emergency Management Committee is meeting in Tonga to arrange a response to the water crisis in Ha'apai.
Health authorities in Solomon Islands say the rate of measles infections in the capital Honiara has not decreased despite records showing that more than the original target population of 55,500 residents have been vaccinated.
The author of an Asian Development Bank report says state-owned enterprises in Samoa and Fiji have been returning zero capital on equity and assets because of the influence of politicians.
A French expert says it is incomprehensible that New Caledonia's anti-independence Rassemblement-UMP Party is refusing to join consultations about the Noumea Accord.
Questions have been raised in Fiji about the continued display of public notices with large photos of the Prime Minister during a so-called blackout on campaign advertising.
Members of the Vanuatu Council of Chiefs are calling for the Public Service Commission to review its decision to give the position of the Council's Chief Executive Officer to a woman.
The president of Samoa's Nurses Association, Taulapapa Faamanatu Nielsen, has called for closer ties with its American Samoa counterpart after they were severed over 20 years ago.
The lead author of an Asian Development Bank report says that Solomon Islands was an outstanding performer of nine countries surveyed in the Asia-Pacific.
Northern Marianas authorities are on high alert after a Brown Tree snake was captured in a trap for the first time.
Cronulla Sharks five-eighth Fa'amanu Brown has been ruled out the Four Nations rugby league competition due to an injury sustained in final round of the NRL regular season.
Former Australia and Papua New Guinea football coach Frank Farina hopes that his experience at the top level can rub off on the Fijian Under 20 team at next year's World Cup.
Papua New Guinea finally chalked up a win in their final match at the Top End Cricket Carnival in Darwin, chasing down East Asia Pacific's 20 over total of 114 with two balls to spare.