French Polynesia

Huge cocaine shipment seized in Tahiti

Tuesday 27 September 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in French Polynesia, Regional

Customs officials and police in French Polynesia have seized 423 kilogrammes of cocaine hidden in a Swedish yacht.

French Polynesia


Nuclear expert honoured in French Polynesia

Thursday 18 August 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in French Polynesia, Regional

The office of the French Polynesian president says it wants to honour the memory of Bruno Barrillot who was the head of French Polynesia's body looking at the aftermath of France's nuclear weapons tests.

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French Polynesian firefighters en route to La Gironde

Monday 15 August 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in French Polynesia, Regional

A team of French Polynesian fire-fighters have volunteered and are en route to help with bush fires in France.

French Polynesia


France pays out on nearly 100 nuclear compo claims

Thursday 28 July 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in French Polynesia, Regional

The French nuclear compensation commission CIVEN says last year it paid out US$16.6 million to victims of France's nuclear weapons tests.

French Polynesia


Pacific news and sport in brief

Wednesday 27 July 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in French Polynesia, Pacific Islands, Regional

PNG monkeypox warning, Tokelau leaders meet again, and honour for Tahiti MP.

French Polynesia


Large portion of subsidised bread going to dogs and pigs

Monday 25 July 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in French Polynesia, Regional

The French Polynesian government says it regrets that about a fifth of the territory's subsidised bread is being fed to animals, such as pigs and dogs.

French Polynesia


French territories part of cooperative Pacific region - ambassador

Tuesday 19 July 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in French Polynesia, Regional

France's ambassador to Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Tonga and Tuvalu says his country shares the Pacific's ambition for regional integration.

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Authorities concerned after another shark attack in French Polynesia

Thursday 12 May 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in French Polynesia, Regional

A woman was attacked by a shark in Bora Bora, French Polynesia, over the weekend.

French Polynesia


French Pacific elections support Macron despite drop in voter turnout

Friday 29 April 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in French Polynesia, Regional

The Pacific French territories have shown their support for Emmanuel Macron at the polls. However, the territories' voter turnout has been lower than usual.

French Polynesia


Pro-Independence parties asking supporters to boycott French elections

Thursday 21 April 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in French Polynesia, Regional

Several pro-independence parties in New Caledonia are urging supporters to boycott the second round of the French presidential elections this Sunday.

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Chinese vessel grounded on French Polynesian reef to be dismantled

Tuesday 19 April 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in French Polynesia, Regional

Preparations are being finalised to dismantle a Chinese fishing vessel stuck on the reef of the French Polynesian atoll Arutua for more than two years.

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Clean-operation underway at pearl farms in French Polynesia

Monday 4 April 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in French Polynesia, Regional

The Direction of Marine Resources (DRM), the French Polynesian government's marine department, will continue its large clean-up operation in many islands surrounding French Polynesia.

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New tax to be levied in French Polynesia

Tuesday 29 March 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in French Polynesia, Regional

From 1 April a new one-percent consumption tax will be levied in French Polynesia.

French Polynesia


French Polynesia police seize huge meth haul

Tuesday 22 March 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in French Polynesia, Regional

Police in French Polynesia have seized almost $US50 million worth of methamphetamine on a cruise ship from the United States.

French Polynesia


Macron secures 91 special electors in French Polynesia

Monday 7 March 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in French Polynesia, Regional

The French president Emmanuel Macron has secured the endorsement of 91 special electors in French Polynesia to help register as a candidate in next month's presidential election.

French Polynesia


First cruise ship in two years in French Polynesia

Tuesday 18 January 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in French Polynesia, Regional

Tahiti has received its first trans-Pacific cruise ship in two years, with the arrival of the Viking Orion from the United States.

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Flosse accuses France of causing his 'political death'

Friday 14 January 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in French Polynesia, Regional

French Polynesia's former president Gaston Flosse says he is in mourning because the French state has signed his political death by banning him from political office for five years for abusing public funds.

French Polynesia


French Polynesia Covid-19 numbers on the rise again

Tuesday 11 January 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in French Polynesia, Regional

There has been a surge in Covid-19 cases in French Polynesia, with 179 new cases reported over the last five days.

French Polynesia


Air Moana to fly across French Polynesia

Tuesday 11 January 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in French Polynesia, Regional

French Polynesia's newest domestic airline has started recruiting staff in the hope of launching flights in April.

French Polynesia


Tahiti to host 2027 Pacific Games

Monday 8 November 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in French Polynesia, Regional

It's a case of third time lucky for Tahiti after winning the bid to host the 2027 Pacific Games.

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