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Omicron advances in New Caledonia

Tuesday 11 January 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in New Caledonia, Regional

New Caledonia's health authorities say half of Covid-19 infections are now of the Omicron variant, which was detected for the first time in the middle of last week.

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Protest in New Caledonia against govt's pandemic policies

Monday 10 January 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in New Caledonia, Regional

An estimated 1,000 people in New Caledonia joined a protest march against the government's policies to fight the pandemic.

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New Caledonia eases Covid-19 restrictions

Monday 20 December 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in New Caledonia, Regional

New Caledonia is easing Covid-19 related restrictions for the Christmas and holiday period as case numbers have dropped.

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Pro-Macron election committee launched in New Caledonia

Friday 17 December 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in New Caledonia, Regional

A committee has been set up in New Caledonia to support the re-election of French president Emmanuel Macron although he is yet to announce whether he will again seek office next April.

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France invites drafts to revise New Caledonia's statute

Thursday 16 December 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in New Caledonia, Regional

France's overseas minister Sebastien Lecornu has called on New Caledonia's political parties to draw up proposals on the territory's new statute within the French republic, following last Sunday's referendum.

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Ruby brings strong winds and rain to New Caledonia

Tuesday 14 December 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in New Caledonia, Regional

Tropical Cyclone Ruby has brought heavy rain to New Caledonia as it's moving along its east coast.

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France's New Caledonia policy labelled a 'catastrophe'

Tuesday 14 December 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in New Caledonia, Regional

A leftwing candidate in the French presidential race Jean-Luc Melenchon says the outcome of New Caledonia's independence referendum is a catastrophe.

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New Caledonia faced with uncertainty over Noumea Accord exit

Monday 13 December 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in New Caledonia, Regional

A law professor in Noumea says New Caledonia is now faced with a period of high uncertainty, be it political, economic or institutional.

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Group to plead with UN over New Caledonia referendum

Wednesday 8 December 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in New Caledonia, Regional

A pro-independence delegation from New Caledonia has left for New York to raise its opposition to the December 12 independence referendum with the United Nations.

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New Caledonia, Wallis and Futuna alter Covid-19 measures

Monday 29 November 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in New Caledonia, Regional

New Caledonia has eased and extended its Covid-19 restrictions for another three weeks after they were originally due to be lifted over the weekend

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Palika says keeping New Caledonia referendum date is 'declaration of war'

Monday 15 November 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in New Caledonia, Regional

New Caledonia's pro-independence Palika party says the French decision to maintain next month's referendum date amounts to a declaration of war against the Kanaks and progressive citizens.

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France keeps December 12 date for New Caledonia's independence referendum

Friday 12 November 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in New Caledonia, Regional

The French High Commissioner in New Caledonia Patrice Faure has just announced the December 12 date for the independence referendum will be maintained.

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FLNKS pleads for delay in New Caledonia independence vote

Thursday 21 October 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in New Caledonia, Regional

New Caledonia's pro-independence FLNKS party has called for "non-participation" in the independence referendum on December 12.

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New Caledonia strikes nickel supply deal with Tesla

Tuesday 19 October 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in New Caledonia, Regional

The nickel producer Prony Resources New Caledonia has struck a deal with the car manufacturer Tesla to supply 42,000 tons of the metal for use in batteries.

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New Caledonia seeks French army support to deal with Covid-19

Tuesday 12 October 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in New Caledonia, Regional

The government of New Caledonia has asked the French army to help deal with the Covid-19 outbreak as the territory's medical services are stretched.

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New Caledonia extends lockdown again, due to Covid-19 crisis

Saturday 2 October 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in New Caledonia, Regional

The lockdown in New Caledonia has been extended by two weeks due to the worsening Covid-19 crisis in the French territory.

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New Caledonia goes into lockdown after Covid-19 community outbreak

Monday 6 September 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in New Caledonia, Regional

New Caledonia has detected three cases of Covid-19 in the community and ordered a two-week lockdown from midday Monday.

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New Caledonia to make Covid-19 vaccinations compulsory

Friday 3 September 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in New Caledonia, Regional

New Caledonia's Congress has unanimously voted to make vaccinations against Covid-19 mandatory.

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Cook Islander caught in Noumea chaos

Thursday 10 December 2020 | Written by Katrina Lintonbon | Published in National, New Caledonia, Regional

A Cook Islander, her husband and their children are caught up in rising unrest in New Caledonia's capital as protest action against the planned sale of Vale nickel plant continues.

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