The death toll from the measles epidemic in Samoa has climbed to 44.
Ten people in French Polynesia have been given jail sentences of up to seven years over a racket with child prostitution sex and drug dealing.
Tongan police are considering laying treason charges against people insulting the royal family on Facebook, says the kingdom's attorney general.
Rescuers in Hawaii have found a yoga instructor who went missing for 17 days while hiking in a forest reserve and survived by drinking from streams and eating plants.
Low-lying Vanuatu is considering suing fossil fuel companies and industrialised countries that use them for their role in creating catastrophic climate change, the foreign minister of the Pacific island nation says.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern met people working with refugees in Nauru but not any of the refugees themselves during her brief visit to the island.
Three accommodation units and a beach bar have been destroyed in a fire at the Aitutaki Lagoon Resort and Spa in the Cook Islands.
A massive new fissure opened on Hawaii's Kilauea volcano, hurling bursts of rock and magma with an ear-piercing screech as it threatened nearby homes and prompted authorities to order new evacuations.
Tonga was bracing for Tropical Cyclone Gita to hit on Monday after the powerful storm sparked evacuations and cut off water supplies in Samoa over the weekend.
A passenger ferry with 50 people on-board has gone missing in Kiribati and New Zealanders have today joined the search for it.
Thousands of Kiribati people are living in Auckland illegally because climate change has made their homeland almost uninhabitable, a human rights lawyer says.
major undersea earthquake of magnitude 7.0 struck close to New Caledonia in the South Pacific today, the US Geological Survey said.
A New Zealand Air Force plane is taking generators, tarpaulins and other emergency aid supplies to Vanuatu to help cope with families fleeing a possible volcanic eruption.
Vanuatu ordered the full evacuation of the South Pacific nation's northern island of Ambae as a volcano there threatened to erupt.
More than 6000 people have been moved to emergency shelters on Vanuatu's northern island Ambae in the South Pacific as a volcano threatens to erupt, officials said on Tuesday.
The King of Tonga has unexpectedly dismissed Prime Minister Akilisi Pohiva, dissolved the Tongan Parliament and ordered a new election to be held by November 16.
Researchers have found the wreckage of the US warship 'Indianapolis', which was sunk by a Japanese torpedo in the final days of World War Two, more than 15.5 kilometres below the surface of the Pacific Ocean.