Pacific headlines with summaries.
Nauru's former chief justice says Australia's response to the democratic crisis in Nauru has been "pathetic". (AUDIO)
A domestic violence activist in Samoa says a police officer telling women to think carefully before they waste paper making a statement, shows the need for a change in attitude and mindset within the police force.
The Cook Islands government has declared the rapidly deteriorating state of Muri lagoon a national disaster.
Landowning tribes in Solomon Islands say they will reopen the Gold Ridge gold mine in 2016, two years after flash flooding forced its closure.
The Pacific Islands Affairs spokesperson of New Zealand's opposition Labour Party is calling on the Auckland Council to show the national government it believes in the benefits of a multilingual society.
Vanuatu's chiefs have met with the president, Father Baldwin Lonsdale, asking him to hold off any pardon of the 14 former MPs in jail on bribery convictions.
The eight Fiji police officers and the military officer charged with raping a civilian last year have pleaded not guilty.
The French authorities have gone to court in a bid to end the blockade of the airport on Wallis, which has been closed by disgruntled locals since Monday.
Australia has secretly transferred a fifth refugee from Nauru to Cambodia under a deal costing Australian taxpayers US$39.6 million dollars.
The director general of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community says a growing awareness of gender violence is why abuse figures are now so high. (AUDIO)
The Fiji police are refusing to comment on an email which has surfaced about an alleged plot to kill all government MPs.
The Papua New Guinea opposition leader, Don Polye, says cuts to the law and justice sector in the 2016 budget are outrageous and deplorable.
About 10 young people detained at the Juvenile Detention Center in Tafuna in American Samoa have been moved out because of a rat infestation.
A young Vanuatu politician says he will continue serving the people who voted him into parliament despite the president's decision to dissolve the house earlier this week.
The American Samoa governor Lolo Moliga has undergone an operation at the LBJ Hospital for appendicitus.
A Cook Islands MP says no amount of money would make a deal to allow four Spanish purse seiners to fish in the country's waters worthwhile.
Australia is replacing its high commissioner in Nauru, with career diplomat, John Donnelly, to take up the post next month.
The Tautua Samoa opposition party has renewed its call for the government to establish an anti-corruption tribunal.
Power has been restored to all households in the Northern Marianas - almost four months after Typhoon Soudelor's destruction.
A suspicious bag at French Polynesia's main airport prompted a brief closure of the airport.