Fiji's military commander has ruled out withdrawing its peacekeeping troops from the Golan Heights, after 43 were captured by Syrian rebels overnight.
An application by the Fiji Labour Party to re-instate a candidate on the electoral roll is now expected to be ruled on the High Court next Thursday, after the judge called for written submissions from each party.
People in Rabaul in Papua New Guinea's East New Britain province are being asked to stay indoors or leave town after nearby Mt Tavurvur began erupting in the early hours of Friday morning.
Vanuatu's Prime Minister Joe Natuman may face a vote of no confidence at the end of next week.
A candidate for Fiji's Sodelpa party is calling on the Electoral Commission to clarify the rules around campaigning after a pre-polling announcement.
French Polynesia and China have signed an aviation agreement clearing the way for direct flights between Tahiti and China.
The Australian based owner of the Gold Ridge gold mine in Solomons Islands, St Barbara, has confirmed the sale of the mine to the Solomons government is being negotiated.
Frank Prendergast has been sworn in as the Commissioner of Police for Solomon Islands in a short ceremony at Government House in Honiara this morning.
Papua New Guinea is to assist Solomon Islands with the rebuild of a torched police post at Mbabanakira in South Guadalcanal.
Samoa is to open its first casino tomorrow. It will be at Aggie Greys Resort at Mulifanua, near the international airport
New Zealand's opposition Labour Party says it will ensure the five main Pacific languages in New Zealand are promoted including through the education system.
The Kiribati ministry of education is implementing the inclusive education project that will see disabled children in primary schools.
Catholic priest who runs a welfare NGO for women and children in Papua New Guinea's capital says the country's economic expansion is not having a positive effect on poor urban settlers.
France has returned the skull of a New Caledonian rebel chief, 135 years after it was cut off in a battle between the people of New Caledonia and their French colonisers.
Papua New Guinea parliamentary staff unhappy over their pay structure stage a protest which briefly holds up parliament proceedings.
In American Samoa, the US Coast Guard and the police are investigating the death of a man following a boating accident.
Papua New Guinea's Sports Minister says the Australian Football League has offered spots for two PNG teams in the Queensland State AFL competition.
An NGO in Papua New Guinea who provides help for orphans as well as women and children at risk in the capital Port Moresby says it is not often openly admitted that poverty is widespread in PNG.
World Cup winning batsman Asanka Gurusinha says he sees clear parallels between the
The United Nations says negotiators are trying to secure the release of 43 Fiji peacekeepers captured in Syria's Golan Heights.
In Fiji, the decision by the Electoral Commission and Supervisor of Elections to begin pre-polling on September the 3rd is being criticised.
The Secretariat of the Pacific Community has been using a Youth Forum in Samoa to put the case to control non communicable disease.
An MP in Papua New Guinea has warned the Government about mounting problems at the Manus Island asylum seeker detention camp.
The commander of the Fiji military has told political parties campaigning for next month's election to refrain from promoting discriminatory policies.
The Acting Governor of Papua New Guinea's West Sepik has called for the National Forest Act to be reviewed to ensure better returns for local people from the operations of foreign loggers.
New Zealand investigators have arrived in Samoa to look into the death of a New Zealand fisherman on a purse seiner at the weekend.
The Australian think tank, the Lowy Institute, says women in Papua New Guinea continue to face extreme challenges, including gaining access to the justice system.
The Solomon Islands Parliament has unanimously passed a bill aimed at protecting victims of domestic violence.
Problems with the water supply to new houses on Tonga's Niuatoputapu means residents are collecting rain water to meet their daily needs.
Reports from West Papua say the body of a senior separatist leader, Martinus Yohame, has been found - six days after he was allegedly abducted.
Parliamentarians in the Northern Marianas are opposed to US plans to expand military activities on Pagan.
A New Zealand academic is urging Pacific leaders to use the upcoming Small Island Developing States Conference in Samoa as an opportunity to address blatant inequalities in the region.
The Solomon Islands government is preparing to swear in the newly appointed Police Commissioner Frank Prendergast who has arrived in Honiara from Australia.
Solomon Islands government has decided to re-open its Geneva Mission in Switzerland after it closed it down earlier this year.
Papua New Guinea police say they won't be commenting on suspects in relation to the death of an Iranian asylum seeker on Manus Island.
In Papua New Guinea's West Sepik, the acting Governor, Paul Nengai, says many people in his province are turning to Indonesia for goods and services.
Pacific countries face a major challenge to get the sensitive balance right between financial incentives and preserving fish stocks according to the Cook Islands prime minister.
A Solomon Islands business group says the closure of the Gold Ridge mine has had a negative impact on not only its members but the nation as a whole.
American Samoa's LBJ hospital is to resume sending people off island for medical care after a six gap because of a lack of money.
A new partnership based in New Zealand will offer incentives for research into marine conservation in the Pacific.
Fuimaono Titimaea Tafua admits there is a lot of work to do after being appointed Samoa Sevens coach until the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Polynesian Airlines has filed for a temporary exemption with the U.S. Department of Transportation to operate commercial flights for American Samoa's domestic service.
The prime minister of the Cook Islands remains confident ahead of next week's High Court hearings of petitions from last month's election.
In Solomon Islands, an investigation is now underway into a mass fight in West Honiara in which houses were torched and a number of people wounded.
The commander of the Fiji military says it will accept the outcome of next month's election.