|Host city||Papeete, Tahiti|
|Athletes participating||~2,000 *|
|Events||25 sports †|
|Opening ceremony||August 25, 1995|
|Closing ceremony||September 5, 1995|
The 1995 South Pacific Games, held at Papeete in French Polynesia from 25 August to 5 September 1995, was the tenth edition of the South Pacific Games.
The 1995 games were affected by the decision by France to resume nuclear testing at Mururoa in French Polynesia later that year. Western Samoa, American Samoa, Nauru and Niue boycotted in protest.
Twelve Pacific nations competed at the 1995 South Pacific Games:
Sports contested at the 1995 South Pacific Games included:†
Note: A number in parentheses indicates how many medal events were contested in that sport (where known).
New Caledonia was dominant in taekwondo, karate and table-tennis as well as competitive in swimming and athletics to top the table in 1995:
|1||New Caledonia (NCL)||82||57||43||182|
|2||French Polynesia (TAH)||76||76||45||197|
|4||Papua New Guinea (PNG)||32||29||40||101|
|5||Wallis and Futuna (WLF)||8||3||8||19|
|8||Cook Islands (COK)||4||2||6||12|
|9||Solomon Islands (SOL)||3||8||13||24|
|11||Northern Mariana Islands (MNP)||0||1||2||3|
|12||Norfolk Island (NFK)||0||0||1||1|
|Totals (12 nations)||253||242||270||765|
^* There were approximately 2,000 athletes at the 1995 SPG. The pro-independence Tavini Huiraatira party asked the athletes attending to protest against French nuclear testing by wearing coloured armbands and scarves.
^† As reported in Pacific Islands Monthly, Tahiti had decided to host 22 sports but agreed to include four other events: netball, powerlifting, surfing, and squash (although according to Squash Fiji, the sport was not contested in 1995 due to a lack of facilities). Sailing, and weightlifting, gained inclusion. The other sports were: