A strong 6.4 Magnitude earthquake struck 85km NNW of Isangel, Vanuatu.

Strong 6.4 earthquake strikes Vanuatu

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre says there is no tsunami threat.

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The centre's temporary closure follows a damning Education Review Office report and a dispute that's divided the community.

Families and staff left in limbo after Auckland Fijian early childhood centre closes doors

The closure has left the families of 21 children and seven staff in limbo.

02:04
The manumea which is facing extinction is the closest living relative to the extinct dodo.

Auckland Zoo helps last ditch bid to save Samoa's national bird

The manumea which is facing extinction is the closest living relative to the extinct dodo.

02:09
The region is being asked to do its bit as the international community aims to increase pressure on the rogue state.

Pacific nations agree to remove North Korean ships from their registries

The region is being asked to do its bit as the international community aims to increase pressure on the rogue state.

Manus Island Regional Processing Facility, Papua New Guinea.

Judge approves $70 million Manus Island settlement for detainees

The offshore immigration detention centre closes at the end of October.

02:03
King Tupou VI has dissolved parliament and ordered the election be brought forward a year.

King Tupou VI has dissolved parliament and ordered the election be brought forward a year.

Kiwi SAS troops pulled from Tonga after King Tupou VI dissolves parliament

02:03
King Tupou VI has dissolved parliament and ordered the election be brought forward a year.

Kiwi SAS troops pulled from Tonga after King Tupou VI dissolves parliament

The soldiers are in the country as part of annual training exercises.

01:37
1 NEWS' Pacific Correspondent Barbara Dreaver analyses King Tupou VI's sacking of Akilisi Pohiva.

1 NEWS' Pacific Correspondent Barbara Dreaver analyses King Tupou VI's sacking of Akilisi Pohiva.

Fears of violence in Tonga after King Tupou VI dismisses PM Akilisi Pohiva and dissolves Parliament

01:37
1 NEWS' Pacific Correspondent Barbara Dreaver analyses King Tupou VI's sacking of Akilisi Pohiva.

Kiwi SAS troops in Tonga for military exercise as king dissolves parliament

The NZDF is closely monitoring the situation and has put the exercise on hold.

01:37
1 NEWS' Pacific Correspondent Barbara Dreaver analyses King Tupou VI's sacking of Akilisi Pohiva.

Fears of violence in Tonga after King Tupou VI dismisses PM Akilisi Pohiva and dissolves Parliament

A lack of democracy was one of the main causes of riots in 2006 which resulted in the capital Nuku'alofa being torched.

02:08
Hans Dalton suffered from a mental illness and was found dead upside down in a water drum in 2012.

Auckland family demands answers over man's death at Samoan prison

Hans Dalton suffered from a mental illness and was found dead upside down in a water drum in 2012.

01:59
The plot 18 years ago killed one of his cabinet ministers.

Samoa's PM reveals he was target of assassination plot in new book

The plot 18 years ago killed one of Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi's cabinet ministers.

South Auckland man dies in accident at father's funeral in Tonga

'Isileli Paul from Otara was helping set up tents at his family home when he was killed.

00:35
The suspects are believed to have been involved in a $20 million fraud scandal.

Watch: Police carry out raid in joint Chinese-Fiji operation to net suspected fraudsters

The suspects are believed to have been involved in a $20 million fraud scandal.

More than 70 flown back to China from Fiji over fraud ring

The crimes involve an alleged illegal online gambling and lottery gang.

02:04
The strain hasn't been seen in 20 years and eleven people have died in New Caledonia.

Climate change implicated in dengue fever outbreaks in Pacific islands

Kiwi travellers are being warned to take precautions after 11 deaths in New Caledonia this year.

02:04
The strain hasn't been seen in 20 years and eleven people have died in New Caledonia.

Watch: Kiwi travellers warned over dengue fever surge in the Pacific

The strain hasn't been seen in 20 years and 11 people have died in New Caledonia this year.

Deputy Prime Minister Paula Bennett has been in Honiara marking the departure of the Regional Assistance Mission.

NZ Government putting $6m into mulitpurpose hall to help keep Solomon Islands youth off the streets

Nearly 70 per cent of the population is aged between 15-25 with more than half unemployed.

'A really good time to laugh' - Australian TV series featuring dysfunctional Tongan gets positive reaction from some

The Tongan community has differing opinions on the series featuring white comedian Chris Lilley.

02:17
The regional intervention force is being withdrawn after 14 years.

Former rebel commander giving ex-criminals a second chance with jobs in Solomon Islands

Jimmy Lusibaea is now a member of parliament and a leading businessman.

02:01
Paula Bennett is visiting the capital Honiara and will join Pacific leaders to mark the end of RAMSI.

Opinion: Time for RAMSI to leave Solomons - but it leaves behind uncertainty

Ask the general population about the task force and most will tell you how they value it and the fear they hold for when it withdraws this week.

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Paula Bennett is visiting the capital Honiara and will join Pacific leaders to mark the end of RAMSI.

Paula Bennett is visiting the capital Honiara and will join Pacific leaders to mark the end of RAMSI.

Fears as regional defence intervention ends in the Solomon Islands

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Paula Bennett is visiting the capital Honiara and will join Pacific leaders to mark the end of RAMSI.

Fears as regional defence intervention ends in the Solomon Islands

After 14 years the Pacific's biggest regional defence intervention is withdrawing.

Chiefs assistant coach Andrew Strawbridge continues fundraising for Samoan hospital which saved his life

Strawbridge and his family are grateful to Samoa's Moto'otua National Hospital.

Wellington businessmen stranded in damaged yacht off Fijian coast found safe

A NZ Defence Force Orion aircraft has located the four stranded sailors alive and safe, beached on an atoll.

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