An Australia-based refugee advocates says those who were arrested have told harrowing stories of robbery, mistreatment and appalling jail conditions.
Nauru police say that 183 refugees arrested after protests on Wednesday were released from custody last night and are on bail.
The Cook Islands prime minister says he is not in a position to comment on any allegations or suggestions of New Zealand spying on other Pacific countries.
Fiji's opposition leader has rejected the government's offer to have two opposition members sit on a committee overseeing a competition to select a new national flag.
Fiji's Reserve Bank is asking people to not invest with a company that has been advertising investment opportunities in local newspapers, saying there are strong indications of fraud.
Foreigners and investors entering Papua New Guinea will no longer be able to purchase land once changes to the Land Act are passed into law.
The Cook Island Democratic Party has chosen the wife of the recently deceased candidate to stand in the rescheduled by-election at the end of March.
A West Papuan leader says Indonesian lobbying of regional governments should not dilute the case for West Papuan membership in the Melanesian Spearhead Group.
A small New Caledonian party has called for a rally in Noumea to protest against the political impasse as there has been no president since late last year.
Fiji's Ministry of Information has put out a report saying the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, has praised Fiji's progress in delivering human rights to all Fijians.
It's expected that New Zealand Police Superintendent Steve Caldwell is to become Tonga's new Police Commissioner before the end of the month.
A leading West Papuan independence activist has drawn a parallel between Indonesian treatment of convicted drug smugglers with that of West Papuans.
The prime minister of Tonga, Akilisi Pohiva, says the country has to improve its capacity to implement development plans.
Tonga's former deputy prime minister has confirmed that he is part of a group that has signed a lease for the government's domestic MA60 aircraft.
An MP of Fiji's opposition Sodelpa Party, Ratu Viliame Tagivetau, has died after a short illness.
The Solomon Islands government hopes new computer generated maps will guide development plans and reduce damage from natural disasters.
A New Zealand journalist, Nicky Hager, says New Zealand's spying on small Pacific Island countries creates a gross disadvantage for small countries when it comes to regional negotiations.
The New Zealand-Fijian bodybuilder Myra Rogers will be among illustrious company this weekend at the Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus, Ohio.
Flying Fijians winger Nemani Nadolo says he's ready to return to Super Rugby after playing another 80 minutes for the Crusaders development side.
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