The newly-appointed leader of the opposition Cook Islands Democratic Party says improving infrastructure on the outer islands, decreasing reliance on imported food and stemming the flow of people out of the country will be his main pursuits as leader.
Dozens of refugees have gathered at the main refugee camp on Nauru to protest the Australian government's plans to resettle some refugees in Cambodia.
Developers of a controversial plan to construct an over-the-reef pipeline on Rarotonga in the Cook Islands are working to address public concerns about the environmental impact of the proposal.
In Samoa, the preliminary results for the Sagaga Le Usoga constituency by-election shows the only candidate from the village of Malie, Seiuli Ueligitone Seiuli, topping the polls with 735 votes.
A ceremony commemorating the contributions of Cook Islands soldiers to New Zealand's war effort between 1914 and 1918 was held in parliament buildings yesterday.
American Samoa is today marking the 115th anniversary since it became a U.S. territory in 1900, with a parade, and traditional Samoan dance and songs.
As authorities in Vanuatu await a new damage assessment report, the NDMO has conceded gaps in the relief effort so far.
Vanuatu's government has confirmed that it threatened to deport a New Caledonia-based NGO for spreading what it called unnecessary propaganda about genetically modified plant material.
Oceanic football rivals Auckland City and Amicale FC go head to head this evening in a rematch of last year's Champions League grand final.
The rugby league community in Queensland is being encouraged to give generously this weekend as part of the NRL's Vanuatu Appeal.
The Acting Governor of West Sepik province in Papua New Guinea says he is satisfied the border with Indonesia is secure despite reports of foreign soldiers crossing into the country.
Fiji's Constitutional Offices Commission has held its first meeting today under the chairmanship of prime minister Frank Bainimarama.
A former Supreme Court judge says proposed powers for guards at Australia's immigration detention centres would allow them to beat asylum seekers to death.
France has agreed to give French Polynesia 13 million US dollars a year to help pay assistance to the poor through its RSPF fund.
A former Papua New Guinea government minister has had three years added to his nine year jail term over the misuse of funds.
The appeal court in French Polynesia has thrown out the OPT corruption case against eight defendants because of procedural errors by the prosecution.
The Solomon Islands is planning special economic zones to attract foreign investors.
Two New Zealand companies have started fitting solar panels to two government buildings on the country's main island, Funafuti.
The international football federation, FIFA, has allocated $US300,000 dollars in emergency relief in the wake of Cyclone Pam.
A bill seeing to take the assets of individuals convicted of supplying or distributing illegal drugs has been introduced in the Northern Marianas.