Pacific headlines with summaries.
The leaders of New Zealand and the Cook Islands have reaffirmed ties in front of crowds in Rarotonga on the 50th anniversary of self governance for the Cooks.
Devastation exacted by typhoon Soudelor in the Northern Marianas is expected to exceed $US20m
PNG's National Disaster Office is sending its own team to assess the area affected by a volcanic eruption saying local authorities have kept it in the dark.
A Pacific Climate Action Network is appealing to New Zealand Christians to support the call for immediate action on climate change.
Hundreds of Cook Islanders have poured into the capital, Rarotonga, to celebrate 50 years of self-government.
Health officials say children in Kiribati will be better protected from a potentially fatal virus when the country introduces the rotavirus vaccine.
The Nauru Government has welcomed comments by the Pacific Islands Forum and says it is working hard to restore transparency in the country's justice system.
Local investors in Samoa are to give evidence against members of an overseas investment company facing charges of false pretence and obtaining money by deception.
Over 50 students from Solomon Islands attending the University of the South Pacific in Fiji will be sent home for failing their courses.
The US Centres for Disease Control is hoping to introduce rapid testing for dengue fever to health centres in American Samoa.
Authorities in Madang Province say there is no money to purchase relief supplies for the more than 4000 people affected by a volcanic eruption.
Around 1,600 people are homeless on the CNMI main island of Saipan after Typhoon Soudelor battered the territory on Sunday.
Papua New Guinea's Police Minister says recruiting foreign police into front-line positions within the local force is the way forward for the country's police.
Tonga's infrastructure minister, Etuate Lavulavu, has issued a public apology for picking up rubbish on a Sunday.
Flying Fijians rugby coach John McKee is pleased with the progress shown by his side during the Pacific Nations Cup, but insists there's still plenty of room for improvement despite beating Samoa 39-29 in the final.
The Papua New Guinea Hunters have recalled Ase Boas and Edward Goma for Saturday's Queensland Cup rugby league clash away to the Ipswich Jets, where the visitors have a chance of stretching their unbeaten run to 13 matches.
The New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has not ruled out a further easing of restrictions on Cook Islands retirees accessing their New Zealand superannuation.
Civil society organisations say island nations are being held hostage to the PACER PLUS free trade agreements.
New Zealand has marked 50 years of special relations with the Cook Islands with a grant to rebuild one of the country's main schools.
The Solomon Islands government is seeking to increase the number of business sectors reserved for indigenous citizens.