Australia and Fiji have jointly announced they will exchange High Commissioners.
The French Polynesian president has ruled out tax increases in the next budget as his administration is trying to revive the economy hit by a long decline.
Fiji's Director of Public Prosecutions says assault in police custody is not a new problem in Fiji.
There is a dispute in New Caledonia over a planned hike of the gaming tax after the Congress approved changes to bolster revenue.
Samoa's Ministry of Health says it is looking to boost its border control and is preparing a new health declaration form which will alert authorities to anyone arriving with symptoms of viruses such as Ebola.
There are plans to stage a rally in Port Moresby this weekend to fight the Papua New Guinea government's plans to build a major road link through the southern provinces into the Highlands.
There have been repeated delays to announcing the final list of candidates for the election in Solomon Islands due on November the 19th.
The Honiara Magistrates Court in Solomon Islands has acquitted a former member of parliament for South Guadalcanal, David Dei Pacha, of two counts of conversion and abuse of office.
Niue's police chief says a nine-year old American boy allegedly abducted by his father and taken to sea from Seattle is well and being looked after by locals.
A House of Representatives candidate in American Samoa says the territory should look at having businesses other than the fishing industry.
National guard troops are on their way to Hawaii's Big Island, as a river of molten lava continues to creep towards a main road.
Fiji's Chief Justice says the newly elected government will abolish the death penalty from its military code next year.
A Pacific consultant says some other Pacific Islands Forum members may well agree with Fiji's stance on Australia and New Zealand taking a backseat in the Forum.
A nine year old American boy allegedly kidnapped by his father has been found safe in Niue.
An American Samoa Government official is to face charges in a federal court in Washington D.C.
The only hospital in the Northern Marianas will be able to treat more children, after hiring more pediatricians.
Several villages in Samoa have received funding from Japan to construct new school buildings.
Fijian-born flyer Henry Speight will make his international rugby debut for Australia against the Barbarians at Twickenham this weekend.
The President of Vanuatu's champion Amicale football club says the side is now looking to use players from around the region to take the next step in their goal for OFC supremacy.
Fiji has called for better access to the Australian market by extending the SPARTECA agreement which is due to expire at the end of the year.
The Tonga Women's Football team not only lost on the field but they have now lost a large amount of its football gear after an overnight theft at their accommodation in the town of Kokopo in Papua New Guinea.
Nearly 300 women have shown an interest in playing in the Guam Football Association's Soccer Moms League Fall season.
Samoa's Polynesian Airlines is allowed to continue flights between American Samoa's Tutuila and Manu'a for another month.
PNG's Sustainable Development Program says legal attempts by the Government to stop the company regaining control of its shareholding in the Ok Tedi mine, have failed.
A Fijian academic says Australia and New Zealand should remain in the Pacific Islands Forum despite what she calls Fiji's bullying tactics.
A trial is underway in the Vanuatu Supreme Court contesting Alain Liu's sacking as chairman of the board of Airport Vanuatu Limited.
The United States is lifting sanctions on Fiji in light of the elections held last month, according to a U.S. State Department spokesperson.
Fiji has defended its record on dealing with violence against women before a UN human rights meeting in Geneva.
An aviation expert working with a Singaporean company that wants to undertake a huge airport development in Vanuatu, says a long term upgrade of Bauerfield International Airport is not feasible.
New Caledonia's two main anti-independence political groups have drawn up plans for a pro-French rally to coincide with next month's visit of the French president.
Tonga's King is reported to have sent soldiers and the Prime Minister to halt the baptism of his son Prince Ata into the Mormon church.
American Samoa will soon have a 20-million US dollar facility which will convert rubbish from the Futiga landfill to power.
Lawmakers in the Northern Marianas are looking at enacting legislation that will make it tougher for individuals to own handguns.
Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister has opened a new wharf extension to the international shipping port in Lae.
A former High Commissioner to Fiji says Fiji's stance over New Zealand and Australia's membership in the Pacific Islands Forum could mellow with time.
Fiji's Media Industry Development Authority has accused Al Jazeera and Radio New Zealand of racism in their reporting of last month's election in Fiji.
The European Union is to provide an additional 820,000 US dollars to assist the work of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission.
American Samoa's governor Lolo Moliga says if the Fono feels government employees on the low end of the pay scale should get more money, then lawmakers should raise the minimum wage.
A river of molten lava continues to make it's way towards the village of Pahoa on Hawaii's Big Island, threatening it's main street.
Two French journalists handed a 10-week jail term in Indonesia for illegally reporting on the country's Papua province have returned to France.
Senior judicial figures from Fiji have told a United Nations gathering the country is addressing concerns about police brutality.
Fiji's Minister of Justice Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says Fiji is committed to ratifying several international human rights treaties.
An American Samoa senator says the territory doesn't have the economic base to become a state of the United States.
The United Nations says there is a lot of good practice in Papua New Guinea, that needs to be scaled up in order to boost development.
A group of New Zealand protestors have questioned whether Indonesia's new President will support genuine media freedom in West Papua.
The New Zealand Football Ferns have again proven they are the "Queens of Oceania" Football after taking out the OFC Nations Cup and booking a place in next years World Cup in Canada.
All Whites defender Ian Hogg has joined Vanuatu football club Amicale as they prepare for next month's inaugural OFC President's Cup in Auckland.
Tickets are on sale for the first OFC President's Cup, a couple of weeks away from the opening game on 17 November.
A New Zealand company will soon take over the management of Niue's only hotel, the Matavai Resort, in a bid to boost tourism to the island.
The UN says PNG's increased economic growth is not resulting in expected rise in jobs and societal improvements.
Fiji has been urged to ratify several international human rights conventions at a UN council meeting in Geneva.
Australian researchers say a groundbreaking discovery in Vanuatu could change theories on how continents were formed.
A public consultation on the proposed death penalty has begun in Kiribati ahead of a second reading on legislation to introduce it.
Tuvalu says European Union funding for climate resilent crop initiatives is important to the country's survival.
Protestors gathered outside Indonesia's embassy in New Zealand to call for media freedom in West Papua.
Vanuatu's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Tourism, Ham Lini, is to lead a high level delegation to Turkey next month.
A US-fund management company has said it will seek an appeal after an Australian court dismissed its claim against the Nauru Government.