Pacific headlines with summaries.
The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 5.8 quake struck off Solomon Islands.
A group of New Zealand law academics say the Foreign Minister, Murray McCully, needs to take more decisive action over the deteriorating constitutional situation in Nauru. (AUDIO)
A New Zealand academic says an abnormal tropical cyclone north of Solomon Islands may signal the end of the typical cyclone season.
The Samoa Rugby Union has reduced the capacity for next week's historic Test against the All Blacks at Apia Park from 12,000 to 8,000.
The Prime Minister and district Nobles of Tonga will host a welcome lunch today for all invited officials and delegates who have arrived for King Tupou VI's coronation.
Papua New Guinea's Sports Minister says the presence of 300 soldiers during the upcoming Pacific Games is just a precautionary measure.
A former Christmas Island medical worker says a boycott of Australia's immigration detention centres would be the best way to force change.
The Samoa Rugby Union has received a US$150,000 boost in the government's budget.
The Ministers for Fisheries from across the Pacific have concluded their two day summit in Tuvalu's capital where they looked at the future management of regional fisheries.
Over three and a half thousand Tongan school children marched in uniform and performed traditional dances for the King as part of coronation celebrations.
One of Fiji's opposition parties, the National Federation Party, says the extension of the flag consultation period is a waste and abuse of taxpayer funds.
A new NGO report is calling for a more tailored approach to disaster management in the Pacific, citing the confusion in the wake of Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu as proof.
The Solomon Islands National Provident Fund is this year paying out less interest on its members' shares than it did last year.
A Norfolk Island group has launched a campaign today to seek United Nations support for its push for self determination for the island.
A tropical cyclone heading towards Solomon Islands is a freak out-of-season event.
The Secretary-General of Fiji's main opposition party Sodelpa says a decision to extend consultations on a new national flag is a small victory for its campaign for a referendum on the issue.
Disaster authorities in the autonomous Papua New Guinea region of Bougainville say the search for two people missing after their boat sank off the Carteret Islands on Saturday has been called off.
Police in the Papua New Guinea city of Madang have confirmed at least one death from gun shot wounds during Tuesday's riots.
The Tonga Privy Council says the Government's plan to ratify the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women is unconstitutional.
The Australian Bureau of Meteorology says flash floods and landslides are likely as Cyclone Raquel nears Solomon Islands.