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He said it was not expected to make direct landfall on New Caledonia but will be very close and affect their waters and southeastern islands with gale force winds. He said Gita was expected to be closest to New Caledonia tomorrow afternoon. The cyclone is also forecast to pass to the south of Vanuatu, ...
The category four storm is tracking toward the south of New Caledonia and is forecast to weaken to category three as it approaches the French territory. A local journalist Gilles Caprais said the pre-alert indicates people should not plan any outside activities and should start securing their house, water and ...

cyclone Gita batters southern Fiji, upgraded to category five, heading for Vanuatu, New Caledonia. Pacific Beat. Updated about 9 hours agoTue 13 Feb 2018, 6:32pm. A map shows Cyclone Gita over Fiji and its precited path. Photo: Tropical Cyclone Gita is now heading for Vanuatu and New Caledonia. (Supplied: Nadi ...
If you're looking forward to a new firehall in Caledonia, there's good news: you're going to be getting it sooner than expected. At the 2018 Draft tax Supported capital Budget and Forecast meeting, construction on the New Caledonia fire hall was moved from its originally scheduled date of 2022 to 2021.
Operator Arnaud, JG1XMV, will once again be active as FK/JG1XMV from Grande Terre (OC-032) between February 17th and March 3rd. During this time he will be joined by Yves FK4RD and the two operators will active two other islands [Lifou (OC-033) and Mare (OC-033)] as FK/JG1XMV. Exact schedule ...
The change is aimed at accommodating last year's political agreement between New Caledonia's pro and anti-independence camps which determines the restricted roll for this year's independence referendum. The new law will allow for the enrolment of an additional 11,000 people, including Indigenous ...

They agreed to add another 11,000 names to the roll by including 7,000 Indigenous Kanaks and 4,000 others born in New Caledonia. The group however said it wanted the exact number of Kanaks. While the French state has said 12,000 people have no address and can therefore not be included in any ...
The new law will allow for the enrollment of an additional 11,000 people, including Indigenous Kanaks and others who were born in New Caledonia but had not been registered. The bill is first up for debate in the Senate next week. Mr Valls has welcomed his appointment as it follows his earlier selection as ...
Air Caledonie International, or Aircalin, is hoping its first charter flight between the Chinese city of Hangzhou and Noumea will be the start of a regular service and help to boost the number of Chinese tourists to the territory. 260 tourists will board the flight in the south eastern Chinese city on February 17, ...
The authorities in New Caledonia's northern province are alarmed at the vandalism directed towards health professionals and pharmacies. Canala New Caledonia Photo: AFP. The provincial assembly has issued a statement, saying there is a risk of disastrous consequences if medical staff can no longer ...
A team of four elite weightlifters and national coach Joe Vueti have left for New Caledonia to attend a week-long training camp in Noumea. The four Athletes are Apolonia Vaivai, Manueli Tulo, Poama Qaqa and Taniela Rainibogi will be training with Eileen Cikamatana at the Oceania Weightlifting Institute in ...
New Caledonia's pro-independence FLNKS movement says it wants to close its ranks at the weekend Congress preparing the independence referendum later this year. The FLNKS flag. Photo: RNZI/ Johnny Blades. The FLNKS has been without a president since 2001 because of divisions among the ...
The low pressure system however continues to bring bad weather to parts of Melanesia with heavy rain still affecting parts of Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and New Caledonia. Regional disaster authorities have been urging people to take heed of weather warnings and make sure they have all the ...
... 11,000 voters - most of whom are Indigenous Kanaks. New Caledonia's two Assembly members, who are leading politicians of the anti-independence camp, have also called for a dialogue, saying New Caledonians want to retain the energy of those who signed the Accord in order to maintain the peace.
Mr Gomes said the French justice minister had, meanwhile, confirmed that an audit of New Caledonia's Camp-Est jail will be carried out in the first half of this year. He said this followed repeated calls by his party for Paris to look into the difficulties of running the prison. The jail is one of the most crowded run ...
According to the New Zealand Met Service, Fehi is moving in a south-southeast direction and is expected to pass to the west of New Caledonia. It is currently a category one cyclone, according to the Service, is not expected to intensify. New Caledonia's met service describes the system as a weak low.
New Caledonia Upon surveying the terrain, I have to say that it was one of kind and very harsh. There were huge coral heads and massive drop offs that started at 5 meters and dropped down to 75 meters within a 15 meters span of reef. It made this place an ideal spot to target dogtooth tuna and was a truly ...

Tuition fees for College of New Caledonia (CNC) students will increase by two per cent for the 2018-19 school year. The move, approved by the college board of directors at its Nov. 24 board meeting, is drawing criticism from the Faculty Association (FA) of CNC. FA president Bill Deutch is calling on the ...
The public prosecutor in New Caledonia has given details about a shooting incident after motorists near St Louis heard gunfire. In a statement, he said armed police entered St Louis in a bid to recapture a fugitive Samuel Moekia who had been on the run since 2015. It said when they approached his ...
New Caledonia's Congress has approved the budget for 2018 after last year's political crisis prevented the territory from approving it on time. It was endorsed by the main anti-independence coalition and a pro-independence grouping. The New Caledonia congress. Photo: AFP. The anti-independence ...
The union said the company was already one of the biggest tax payers and a main investor benefitting all of New Caledonia. After pitching in millions into the budget in the past two years, the union said the OPT's ability to sustain itself was again being diminished. The budget was due to be adopted last ...
The Noumea Accords, in turn, prepared for the progressive transfer of certain powers of self-determination to the locally elected government of New Caledonia. France kept the five sovereign powers (defence, foreign affairs, currency, justice, and public order) until 2018, and the organisation of a referendum ...
The law will translate the political accord reached by the signatories to the Noumea Accord late last year which clears the way to enrolling all people born in New Caledonia if they have lived there for the past three years. The deal also provides for the automatic enrollment of an additional 7000 Indigenous ...
firefighters in New Caledonia are trying to establish what caused the huge bushfires which have ravaged the south of the main island. firefighter with hose. Photo: 123RF. A total of three fires erupted south of Noumea, with one near Mont-Dore destroying about 700 hectares of vegetation. The fires' intensity ...
New Caledonia's mining industry has appealed to all institutions to help restore a safe working environment. Three nickel mines hit by strike in New Caledonia. Photo: AFP PHOTO MARC LECHELARD. The Union of Mining Industries issued a statement in response to a recent spate of vandalism at the ...
To restore the EU's green card, the minister said Vietnam was adjusting policies while seeking co-operation with countries, such as Australia and The Philippines. In relation to New Caledonia, Mr Vu said he would like to reach a co-operation accord in aquaculture, which is a strong sector in Vietnam.
There has been a fresh spate of vandalism at a New Caledonian mine site on the east coast of the main island. Nickel mine in New Caledonia Photo: AFP. Five cars have been burned at the base of the Ballande mine in Nakety, triggering a shutdown of operations. The perpetrators also damaged mining ...
The criminal court in New Caledonia has sentenced a 20-year-old man to two years in prison for firing a gun at a police vehicle. Noumea municipal police facade Photo: RNZ. The incident dates back to the beginning of November when a police patrol was following a car near La Foa. At the time the man ...
New Caledonia's government has drawn up a budget for 2018 after last year's political crisis prevented the territory from approving it on time. The document was to be adopted before the start of this year, but New Caledonia had no properly constituted government from August to December. Since the new ...
New Caledonia's SLN nickel company has condemned the vandalism and destruction at its facilities in Thio over the holiday season. SLN, which is the territory's leading private sector employer, said in an internal report that about ten cars were stolen and torched by what it called a gang of thugs. It also said ...
The tax on tobacco products in New Caledonia has gone up by up to 40 percent. The increase was approved by Congress last week and as of today a pack of cigarettes costs $US16 while a bag of loose tobacco now costs more than $US18. The hike comes just three days after the tax on alcoholic ...
New Caledonia's Congress has approved tax hikes on alcohol and tobacco as part of the government's comprehensive plan to counter excessive drinking. From this week, alcoholic beverages are taxed by an additional 20 percent to help generate revenue needed for growing healthcare costs. No caption.
Several bungalows at one of New Caledonia's top resorts have been burned down after guests used fireworks. The blaze at the Sheraton Deva prompted a call-out of firefighters from nearby Bourail as well as from Kone and La Foa. The president of the southern province Philippe Michel said tourists had ...
A committee of elders has been appointed in New Caledonia to help guide the debate leading up to next year's independence referendum. The French prime minister Edouard Philippe suggested forming such a body at the start of the month during his four-day official visit to New Caledonia. The French ...
The head of the Anglican Church in Vanuatu and New Caledonia, Bishop James Ligo, has died in Luganville over the weekend while on a tour of Penama Province. Bishop James Ligo, the head of the Anglican Church in Vanuatu and New Caledonia who passed away on the weekend before Christmas.
The government of New Caledonia has decided to tighten drink drive laws as part of efforts to improve road safety. Drivers who haven't had a licence for two years yet will only be allowed to have one beer before driving. The measure comes amid a high accident rate and after yet another fatal car crash in ...
New Caledonia's president has announced a raft of measures to increase security in view of next year's independence referendum. Philippe Germain says reported crime has risen by 30 percent from 2009 to 2016 and notes that most involve the excessive use of alcohol. He said a quarter of crimes are ...
To draw up the law, Mr Bas will meet the Accord signatories, Congress members and mayors as well as legal and administrative officials charged with organising the referendum. Mr Bas said the vote will be important to build New Caledonia's future in unity and peace which are needed for its social and ...
A visit to New Caledonia last week highlighted the momentous discussions that are taking place to determine the future of Australia's closest eastern neighbour. Amid profound differences, two opposing leaders have released ambit claims. On 13 November, independence Palika party leader Paul ...
Pacific island links: PNG snapshots, the French PM in New Caledonia, Mini Games and more ... French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has kicked off his four-day visit to New Caledonia with a visit to the grave of independence activist Jean-Marie Tjibaou and an address to the territory's congress.
A weekend Congress of New Caledonia's pro-independence FLNKS movement has failed to elect a nominal president as the territory gears up for this year's independence referendum. The FLNKS flag. Photo: RNZI/ Johnny Blades. The movement, which is made up four parties, failed to agree unanimously ...
The yacht had raised suspicions last October when it headed towards Australia after reporting engine troubles to New Caledonia's rescue services. However, it failed to arrive and was subsequently intercepted by the French navy. The defence argued in the criminal court in Noumea unsuccessfully that the ...
The government of New Caledonia has tabled its long-term crime prevention and security plan which focuses on curbing alcohol consumption, ... Last month, Mr Germain said New Caledonia was a society drowning in alcohol, and cannabis had become a Weapon of Mass Destruction for its young.
A teenager in New Caledonia has been given a two-year prison sentence for trying to run over police officers. A teenager in New Caledonia who was on a week-long leave from jail has been given another two-year prison sentence for trying to run over police officers. Last week, the teenager was driving a ...
The French High Commissioner to New Caledonia has restated France's role in 2018 which will be marked by an independence referendum. In comments ushering in the new year, Thierry Lataste expressed confidence ahead of the challenges while acknowledging the apprehension widely felt over what ...
Disgruntled pensioners in New Caledonia have taken to the streets for a second time in two months to protest against the high cost of living. no caption. Photo: 123RF. They have rallied outside the seat of government in Noumea, saying they feared for their pensions and want rebates to help defray costs.
A visit to New Caledonia last week highlighted the momentous discussions that are taking place to determine the future of Australia's closest eastern neighbour. Amid profound differences, two opposing leaders have released ambit claims. On 13 November, independence Palika party leader Paul ...
New Caledonia's journalists are alarmed at a labour code change which has eliminated redundancy provisions. The journalists at the territory's only newspaper, at the local television stations and independent contributors have issued a statement about the changed labour clause. Following an amendment ...
The fire service in New Caledonia has condemned the theft and destruction of one of its vehicles. In a statement, it said the vehicle was taken from its base in Bourail during the night and set light in the hills near Boregao. The blaze prompted a call-out of fire-fighters. The statement said this act diminished the fire service's ...
The formation of New Caledonia's new government has been completed with the allocation of portfolios. New Caledonia government elects Philippe Germain. Photo: @GouvNC. Last Friday, the 11 ministers elected Philippe Germain as the president of the collegial government, ending a three-month ...


 

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