The race to form government in Solomon Islands has been given a sense of urgency as provisions for government spending end this month.
The French Polynesia assembly is debating a resolution which is to ask France for 930 million US dollars in compensation for environmental damage caused by its nuclear weapons tests.
Details have firmed up over the leadership tribunal which Papua New Guinea's prime minister, Peter O'Neill, has been referred to over allegations of misconduct in office.
There will be 12 new MPs among the 26 members elected to Tonga's Legislative Assembly after Thursday's vote for both the nobles and people's representatives.
New Zealand's Foreign Minister has announced the reinstatement of New Zealand's High Commissioner to Fiji.
Transparency International Vanuatu says the alleged bribery scandal engulfing parliament is a sad chapter in the country's history.
A Solomon Islands lawyer says the country could face a political impasse if independent MPs and unregistered political parties decide to field their own prime ministerial candidates.
The Cook Islands opposition finance spokesperson says economic development and shipping needs for the outer islands continues to be ignored.
The Vanuatu Women Centre is giving out white ribbons to the members of parliament in the hope they will lead the way in helping combat violence against women.
American Samoa is confident that its boys and girls Under 19 teams will do well at next week's Oceania Basketball Championships in Fiji.
Basketball Fiji is hoping home-town advantage will pay off in next week's Oceania Under 19 Championships in Suva.
Vanuatu's Internal Affairs Minister has disputed claims that MPs have been borrowing from a fund provided by the opposition leader Moana Carcasses.
Landowners in the South Fly region of Papua New Guinea's Western province are unsatisfied with the compensation given for environmental devastation caused by the Ok Tedi mine.
A number of new faces have made it into Tonga's parliament in Thursday's general election.
Veteran Tonga pro-democracy campaigner Akilisi Pohiva has easily won his Tongatapu 1 seat in Thursday elections but his party did not fare as well as expected.
Papua New Guinea's foreign minister has defended ordering the deportation of three American Lutheran Church missionaries based in the Highlands.
The chair of Vanuatu's West Papua Unification Committee is confident next week's summit will produce a united West Papuan bid to join the Melanesian Spearhead Group.
The author of a report into sorcery and criminal law in Vanuatu says the state has a role to play in protecting people from malicious accusations of black magic.
Final results are still to come for Tonga's elections today but indicative figures point to a close tussle in the Tongatapu 3 constituency.
The new Australian high commissioner to Fiji, Margaret Twomey, has today presented her credentials to the Fiji president Ratu Epeli Nailatikau.
A review has found children with special needs are not being well served in American Samoa.
A 63 year Samoan woman is to face trial for the murder of a child after her lawyer's application for the charge to be quashed was dismissed.
Papua New Guinea's parliament has passed new laws which effectively devolve disciplinary public service powers from Waigani to the administrators at district level.
An isolated community in the Marshall Islands has this month seeded nearly 3000 oysters that locals hope will lead to their largest-ever harvest.
The head of the National Federation Party says it is time members of the Fiji government let the Public Accounts Committee get on with its work.
Vanuatu's West Papua Unification Committee says it is aiming to ensure all opinions will be well represented at its summit next week
The trial of a man charged with the murder of an American Samoan police officer in 2010 has been postponed again.
The Solomon Islands Electoral Commission says claims by the Commonwealth Observer Group about the lack of accessibility to the country's new biometric voter registration system are unfair.
The former deputy prime minister of Solomon Islands, Manasseh Maelanga is reportedly in the running to become the country's new prime minister.
A women's advocate says Pacific governments need to do more to give women the opportunity to participate in politics.
The Cook Islands finance minister says appeal decisions from the courts vindicate the Cook Islands Party and prove the Henry Puna led government is legitimate.
The Kiribati government has announced that from the first day of 2015, the Phoenix Islands Protected Area, will be closed to commercial fishing.
It is election day in Tonga with voters going to the polls in the second election under political reforms that were widely hailed.
Tonga's Commissioner of Police believes there will be no major difficulties during today's general election.
Lobbying continues today in Solomon Islands where political parties are wooing independent MPs to join their ranks because they currently outnumber Party MPs by two to one.
The World Health Organistation says the risk of Ebola arriving in Fiji via peacekeepers returning from Liberia is very low.
A landowner representative from South Fly in Papua New Guinea's Western province says the environmental ruin caused by the river tailings discharge from the OK Tedi mine is worse than ever.
The United Nations Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture plans to visit Nauru next year.
The Samoa Rugby Union plans to hold an urgent board meeting to debate the ongoing dispute with the Manu Samoa players.
The high court in American Samoa has dismissed the election challenge brought by Alataua House candidate Fatumalala Al Sheri against an election official, unofficial winner Savali Talavou Ale and others.
Fiji cricket coach Shane Jurgensen says a full-team effort was behind their promotion back into the World Cricket Leagues.
The New Zealand Herald is reporting the Crusaders are considering playing their Super 15 match against the Hurricanes next year in Fiji.
The Fiji Pearls netball team will play two matches against the Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic in February.
A government MP in Vanuatu claims there have been reports that there are several million US dollars available to bribe the country's leaders.
A Vanuatu opposition MP who believes in 'black magic' says those who use it should face the death penalty.
A Guam senator is hitting out at large salary increases approved for the governor, lieutenant governor, senators and other lawmakers.
Three policemen in Samoa have been demoted and a fourth has received a final warning as punishment for holding a 3 year-old in jail.
A new report has found poverty and hardship is taking its toll on the children of Kiribati who make up nearly half the country's population.
Politicial Parties in Solomon Islands are allegedly offering independent MPs positions and cash to get them to join their ranks.
Samoa's Public Trust and the Land and Survey division are embroiled in a land claim and corruption allegations dating back to before independence.
Voters in Tonga go to the polls from 9 tomorrow morning with the supervisor of elections, Pita Vuki, saying results are expected within hours of the close at 4pm.
UNICEF Pacific's new ambassador, Krishneer Sen says there is a still a lack of knowledge of childrens' rights.
In Vanuatu two high risk prisoners have escaped from the so called Container City jail funded and built with New Zealand aid.
The American Samoa government has been given funding by the federal government to build a passenger and cargo ferry to operate between Tutuila and the Manu'a Islands.
The World Health Organisation says arboviruses and the threat of Ebola are the two top priorities challenging public health services in the Pacific Region.
The leader of the Vanuatu opposition says he will challenge the decision of the parliament to suspend him and other 15 MPs yesterday afternoon.
The owner of the StarKist Samoa cannery in Pago Pago is confident the company will overcome any challenge related to federally mandated wage hikes in American Samoa.
The United States Department of Defense wants restrictions on the airspace around Tinian and Saipan airports in the Northern Marianas.
Fiji sevens coach Ben Ryan believes he is coaching the best team in the world right now.
One of the 16 opposition MPs suspended from the Vanuatu parliament over alleged bribery says government MPs have also used what he calls a development fund.
Fiji and Samoa will square off on Wednesday for a chance to earn promotion World Cricket League 6.
The Samoa Rugby Union says concerns over its governance and management are unfounded.