RNZI: Vanuatu's Disaster Management Office says the death toll could rise as it establishes the full extent of damage caused by Tropical Cyclone Lusi.
RNZI: A judge in Papua New Guinea says asylum seekers on Manus Island are living in a cobbled-together detention centre, amid heavy security and in a very tense atmosphere, RNZI reports.
SPC: SPC is issuing a series of country reports for the Cook Islands, Fiji, Federated States of Micronesia, Palau, Solomon Islands, Samoa, Tonga and Vanuatu covering the status of sea cucumber resources and related management recommendations. While these coastal invertebrates are generally in decline, the situation in each country calls for specific recommendations.
The regional member for Papua New Guinea's autonomous province of Bougainville says setting up a television station is crucial as the province prepares for its eventual referendum on independence.