A tropical cyclone about 370 kilometres northwest of New Caledonia has been named cyclone Ola.
A marine conservationist says he expects Indonesia's crackdown on foreign vessels found to be illegally fishing could become an effective detterrent.
In the wake of a police shooting that sparked a week of protests, Papua New Guinea's opposition has suggested the need for an independent watchdog.
A Solomon Islands watchdog says the Government's move to establish a policy monitoring unit will be cumbersome and ineffective.
Work on the Japanese funded project for the improvement of the Honiara International Seaport Facility in Solomon Islands is set to begin.
A rugby league nines World Series is being proposed as the shorter form of the game continues to expand its global reach.
Fiji's military commander has announced plans to establish a squadron and recruit more personnel for the military's Navy division.
The Cook Islands are using today's Cabramatta Nines rugby league tournament as a chance to develop the next generation of Kuki's internationals.
A report published in French Polynesia says the territory hosts fewer tourists today than it did twenty years ago.
A marine conservationist says Indonesia's new President has directed a big shift in government efforts to protect the country's maritime environment.
Security guards at the Manus Island asylum seeker detention centre have been accused of arbitrary raids and confiscating mobile phones.
New Caledonia will this year again host some of the greats of the 1990s Real Madrid football team.
New Zealand's Defence Minister, Gerry Brownlee, says it's time to stop punishing Fiji for events in the past.
The opposition in Papua New Guinea has called for a Police Ombudsman to be established to deal with reports of police brutality.
Palau has joined the international ocean monitoring collective known as Project Eyes on the Seas.
Samoa Air and the Kiribati airline, Coral Sun Airways, are to provide regular weekly flights between the two countries.
A Parliamentary Select Committe in Samoa says there are not enough judges to address the number of matters brought before the courts.
Transparency Solomon Islands says the country's Prime Minister, Manasseh Sogavare, has a lot of work to do if he is to live up to his promise to tackle corruption.
Samoa's ruling Human Rights Protection Party has held a meeting to reconcile differences between the Prime Minister and one of his MPs.
Samoa netball coach Marcia Hardcastle says Julianna Naoupu made a big sacrifice by committing her international future to the Pacific nation.