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Cruise ships to return to New Caledonia after long absence

Monday 22 August 2022 | Written by Sian Solomon | Published in New Caledonia, Regional

Cruise ship tourism in New Caledonia will resume in the autumn after a two-and-a-half year disruption due to covid-19.

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Ongoing union strikes disrupt more domestic flights in New Caledonia

Tuesday 16 August 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in New Caledonia, Regional

Domestic flights have been cancelled again in New Caledonia as a conflict between Air Caledonie and the workers' union continues.

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New Caledonia province begins monkeypox vaccination campaign

Thursday 11 August 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in New Caledonia, Regional

New Caledonia's southern region has started a vaccination campaign against monkeypox.

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Protesters demand action on domestic violence after woman is killed

Monday 8 August 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in New Caledonia, Regional

About 100 people have marched in New Caledonia to protest against what they see as government inaction to curb violence against women.

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New Caledonia and Vanuatu sign memorandum for marine cable

Monday 1 August 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in New Caledonia, Regional

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between the governments of Vanuatu and New Caledonia last Friday afternoon effectively paves the way for a second submarine cable instalment from Port Vila to Lifou, in New Caledonia.

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New Caledonian separatists sign MoU with West Papua counterparts

Monday 25 July 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in New Caledonia, Regional

New Caledonia's pro-independence FLNKS movement has signed a memorandum of understanding with the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP), which wants independence from Indonesia.

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New Caledonia's Backes joins French government

Monday 4 July 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in New Caledonia, Regional

The president of New Caledonia's Southern Province Sonia Backes has been given a post in France's reshuffled and enlarged 42-member government.

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New Caledonia FLNKS member meets UN decolonisation committee

Monday 20 June 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in New Caledonia, Regional

A New Caledonian delegate has told the UN decolonisation committee that last year's referendum on independence from France has led the territory into a political and institutional impasse.

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French Senate explores new statute for New Caledonia

Tuesday 14 June 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in New Caledonia, Regional

Work has begun in Paris towards a new statute for New Caledonia after three referendums on independence from France failed to give the Kanak people its expected emancipation.

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Both rival New Caledonia sides left in run for French National Assembly seats

Monday 13 June 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in New Caledonia, Regional

New Caledonia's first round of the French National Assembly election has seen surprise advances of the pro-independence FLNKS whose two candidates both made it to Sunday's run-off round.

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Voting rights vex debate on New Caledonia's future status

Tuesday 7 June 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in New Caledonia, Regional

New Caledonia's restricted electoral rolls can no longer be justified and must be opened, says a local member of the French National Assembly, Philippe Dunoyer.

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Marcon writes to New Caledonia's president according to local media

Monday 30 May 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in New Caledonia, Regional

Top-level contact is reported to have resumed between the New Caledonian president Louis Mapou and the re-elected French president Emmanuel Macron.

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France warned against 'recolonising' New Caledonia

Tuesday 17 May 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in New Caledonia, Regional

The Kanak people won't accept France's attempt to recolonise New Caledonia.

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Ex-president of New Caledonia fined for undue influence

Monday 16 May 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in New Caledonia, Regional

The former president of New Caledonia Philippe Gomes has been fined $US17,000 for exerting undue influence in a ruling released by the criminal court in Noumea.

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New Caledonia's green nickel plan to stand out in global market

Wednesday 11 May 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in New Caledonia, Regional

New Caledonia is looking to turn to more environmentally-friendly nickel production as countries such as Indonesia and the Philippines are able to manufacture the metal at much lower costs.

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Pro-Macron parties in New Caledonia plan merger

Tuesday 10 May 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in New Caledonia, Regional

Four pro-Macron parties in New Caledonia have joined forces to plan a merger.

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FLNKS insists on New Caledonia sovereignty

Monday 9 May 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in New Caledonia, Regional

New Caledonia's pro-independence FLNKS movement and five other small nationalist parties have agreed that they will only discuss the territory's accession to full sovereignty in talks planned with France.

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Underwater cables to improve internet in New Caledonia

Thursday 28 April 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in New Caledonia, Regional

New Caledonian telecommunications company OPT-NC has almost finished connecting key underwater internet cables. These will give New Caledonia and its eastern islands faster internet.

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New Caledonia's Palika party wants people to vote left in Sunday's first French election

Friday 8 April 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in New Caledonia, Regional

A pro-independence party in New Caledonia, Palika, is urging people to vote for any left politician in the first round of the French presidential election on Sunday.

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Cyclone Fili continuing to impact New Caleldonia

Wednesday 6 April 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in New Caledonia, Regional

The latest report from Fiji's Meteorological Service says Cyclone Fili remains a category two cyclone close to New Caledonia, moving south-east at about six knots.

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